Tag Archives: California

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5 Hours in San Francisco

What you can do with 5 hours in San Francisco By TurtlesTravel Ferry to San Francisco By TurtlesTravel Downtown Skyline By TurtlesTravel Ferry Terminal By TurtlesTravel Alcatraz aka The Rock…

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Destination USA: NASCAR

Since our work involves constant travel, we have had the unique opportunity to spend extended periods of time in different parts of the United States. Since that same work involves…

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Volcanic Tablelands

Route 6: from the Sierra Nevadas to Cape Cod? The Sierra Nevada mountains cover 400 miles along the border of California and Nevada. We crossed the Sierras and into Inyo County…

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Surf and Blooms: Morning on Manhattan Beach

When we’re working, we usually end up at least once each year in Southern California. When we do, our go-to hotel is the Marriott TownePlace Suites in Hawthorne. It’s reasonably…

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3 years 5 months and 14 days later, we returned

Been here before?  Well, yes.  Worth another visit?  Most definitely!!! We always look back fondly on our first visit to Joshua Tree National Park, so we took advantage of a…

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Sportsmen’s Lodge

Who could resist an entry on the Sportsmen’s Lodge?  This Studio City hotel is a Hollywood Legend that was originally a restaurant and trout-fishing lake (Hollywood Trout Farms), where people…

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Año Nuevo Elephant Seals

What’s this?  Another day off?  No, we aren’t dreaming.  Since we’ve spent a lot of time in the SF Bay area this year, and years past, we decided to take…

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Yosemite via Tioga Pass

The Highlands Entrance to Yosemite Just south of the Mono Lake, there is an approach into Yosemite National Park‘s highlands from the Eastern Sierras via Tioga Road (originally used by…

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Vasquez Rocks!

Vasquez Rocks History As you drive the Antelope Valley Freeway from Santa Clarita Valley, north of LA the other-worldly Vasquez Rocks loom suddenly out of the landscape. The angles at…

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High Sierra Music Festival

Arriving from the ding-ding-dinging of Reno to the quiet, sleepy Quincy was a great change of pace.  We checked into The Sporting Inn located on Main Street. The B&B is…