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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...
The Mokelumne River, North Fork

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...
Petaluma in the Spring

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...