Monthly Archives: March 2019

Armstrong Redwoods

Any time we visit Sonoma County we must make a trip to Armstrong Redwoods. This magical place of giant trees, eerie moss, rushing streams and endless tranquility is a small gem in the Russian River valley. We were particularly interested … Continue reading

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Bodega Bay

One of our favorite stops on the California coast is Bodega Bay. Despite the rain and wind we had to visit. The winter heather colors the hillsides. There is abundant wildlife. And a variety of plant life, including a wonderful … Continue reading

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Border Wall Blues

While in California we observed how many of the people serving us were of hispanic origin, most of whom spoke Spanish to each other. They contribute to the community and pay taxes through payroll deduction. What does the prospect of … Continue reading

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Escape From the Desert

On February 10th we escaped the California desert. We left in beautiful Indio sunshine. Palm trees swayed in the breeze with blue skies and mountains in the background. Thirty miles later we left Palm Springs and the desert behind to … Continue reading

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Desert Regional Park and Indio Hills Badlands

Just behind our condos and the adjacent golf course we had spied a rough parking area and a sign the said trailhead. A bit of sleuthing and we discovered an area called Desert Regional Park and Indio Hills Badlands. The … Continue reading

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Coachella Nature Preserve

Our next adventure took us to the Coachella Nature Preserve, a wonderful mix of desert and palm oases just a few miles from the cities. The McCallum Grove is the first oasis you encounter in the preserve. A spring bubbles … Continue reading

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Cholla Garden

After a day of rest we again ventured into Joshua Tree National Park. This time we visited the Cholla Cactus Garden located in the Pinto Basin. The center of the park features a large relatively flat basin surrounded by mountains. … Continue reading

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New Hard Drive and Ready to Resume

My last post about a repaired computer was premature. Now with a brand new hard drive I think the problems are resolved. Let me pick up the narrative of our desert trip with a few pics of the flowers around … Continue reading

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