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California: Rose Bowl Parade Float Decorating

For many of us New Year’s Day begins with the tradition of watching the beautiful Tournament of Roses Parade preceding the Rose Bowl Football Game in Pasadena, California. Each year we have marveled at the enormous figures on the floats…

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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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Dana Wharf Whale Watching Adventure

For a day beneath stunning blue skies with the cooling sea breeze teasing aquamarine waters head to Dana Point Wharf for a whale watching adventure. It felt wonderful to leave the smoke-smudged skies from recent fires behind and to breathe…

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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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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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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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12 Hours at Universal Studios, Hollywood

My husband, daughter and I recently had the occasion of being in Los Angeles together and when I asked, “Rachel, what would you like to do”? Her reply was, “I want to visit Universal Studios”. Jay (husband) and I have…

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Perfect Beach Stay in Oxnard, California

Over the last 20 years we have spent many weeks on both business and holidays in the Los Angeles area, but it was only about four years ago that we discovered the beautiful adjacent town of Oxnard, just over an…

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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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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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