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California

Spotting Spouts on the Whale Trail

When whales burst from the sea with joyful exaltation they humble us with their awesome power. Making the longest migrations of any mammal on earth, from Alaska’s chilly waters to Baja, California’s warmth, they rely on ancient knowledge to guide…

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California

Moqueca Grill in Oxnard, CA

One of the most unique and delicious dining experiences we have ever had in the USA was recently at the Brazilian Restaurant, Moqueca, in Oxnard, California, (3550 S Harbor Blvd #201 Oxnard, CA 93035.)  This fine dining establishment is upstairs…

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California, Salinas

KOA: Salinas, CA

Salinas KOA is just off Interstate highway 101 on the California coast just a half hour from Monterrey.  This is a very large KOA with close, level parking, but it is very pretty…on three tiers of a hillside covered with…

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California

Maritime Museum Near Los Angeles

Our first choice of hotel in Southern California near Los Angeles is always Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Hotel and Resort on the beautiful golden sandy coast of Oxnard. Conveniently nearby we enjoy lunch at Waterside Restaurant and Wine…

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California

Banning, CA: A Fun Get-Away

We drove for two days through bleak desert, flat landscape, stopping just before California border to have a lunch of our last fruit and veggies because we expected them to be taken at the California line by Agriculture Control, but…

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Ron in front of the Temecula Wintner Truck
California

Where is Temecula?

When I told my friends that I was spending a January week in Southern California they asked me where I was going. I was flying in and out of LA to visit friends in Palm Desert. I would also be…

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