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Hiking in Sedona

We lucked out with the trailhead to several hikes literally down the street from where we're staying in Sedona. This morning we got out ahead of the heat and did a hike to the summit of one of these cliffs. If you look to the lower left of this photo you...

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No, not Italy …

Greetings! Thanks for checking back in. 🙂 After two weeks in Southern California (with no posts) we are once again on the road. The photo above is taken fromt the Getty Villa in Malibu. We spent two days in L.A. with friends, taking in as much art and...

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Redondo Beach

After leaving Jackson we spent a couple of days in Redondo Beach with Walter's cousins and some old friends. The four of us in the photo grew up in the South Bay and it's where Walter and I met and married. It was fun walking around the pier where we spent...

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Our family history in Jackson

In answer to the question, "where is Jackson?", it's a small town in the Sierra foothills about 50 miles east of Sacramento. It was part of the great gold rush of the 1850s and my family has been here almost as long. It was a town founded by Italians,...

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The Mokelumne River, North Fork

We're back in Jackson to visit my mom. She's doing great and we're hopeful she'll get home soon. This morning after our visit with her we stopped for a walk along one of my favorite spots up here. The Mokelumne River runs all the way to the Sacramento...

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Biking in Ft. Bragg

We spent a nice morning out on the coastal bike path. Diane, Walter and I rented bikes and had a picnic. Beautiful and windy.  🙂

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Fort Bragg Coastline

We've been here in Ft. Bragg for a few days. The weather is brisk and the ocean stunning. The color seems more vivid here in the north.

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Petaluma in the Spring

Today we'll be leaving charming Petaluma and heading north to Ft. Bragg on the Mendocino Coast. Heavy rains so we expect a slow drive through the forest. It's a learing exerience being on the road and staying in a new place every few days. We have lots of...

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Spotted a tree fairy …

This is my great-niece, Lallie. We spent a day in the beautiful vineyards of Sonoma County. It's been a nice week here in Petaulma, one of the prettiest towns in California, especially in the spring time.

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Five days after surgery my mother is doing well so we have left the beautiful Jackson foothills for now and are headed to Petaluma to see more family. Spring is beautiful here in this part of the state.

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