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Battery Point Lighthouse & Museum – Crescent City, California

Crescent City is located at the very tippy-top of California.  I found a great map on Pinterest of this area: If you look at the "inset" box on the top right, you will find the Battery Point Lighthouse. The lens (in the tower's lantern room) lit up the night sky for the first time in… Continue reading Battery Point Lighthouse & Museum – Crescent City, California

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Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Northernmost Tip of California

Located not far from the border of Oregon, is the last in a long stream of redwood parks that stretch up the California coast.   Just drive 9-miles east from Crescent City (near the ocean) inland & you will find this untrammeled redwood forest.  This is one of the most "pure" of redwood parks.  You can't… Continue reading Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Northernmost Tip of California

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California’s Redwood Highway

Marin, Mendocino, and Sonoma counties. The Pacific Coast Highway. I would love to see these areas on a driving trip up the California coast. So I'm going to to do a little research on the small, coastal towns, beaches, and any other attractions along the way.    What originally caught my eye was this picture of… Continue reading California’s Redwood Highway

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Alfresco Dining (the enchantment of dining outdoors)

There is just something magical about dining outside.  The picture above (located at Spencer's Restaurant in Palm Springs, California) caught my eye.  Everything about it is enchanting.  Hanging lanterns, glowing table lamps, and the flickering flames from a fire pit transform an ordinary day into something mystical. Any alfresco dining will do!  Here are some… Continue reading Alfresco Dining (the enchantment of dining outdoors)

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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (ride a slowly rotating tram car & enjoy a drink at the top with spectacular views)

Palm Springs, California has the world's largest rotating tramway car.  It takes approximately 10 minutes to travel the 2 1/2 miles over the cliffs of Chino Canyon.  You will arrive in Mt. San Jacinto State Park.  There are over 50 miles of hiking trails! The tram will leave you at Mountain Station.  Up here you… Continue reading Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (ride a slowly rotating tram car & enjoy a drink at the top with spectacular views)

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Treebones Resort, Big Sur, California

Glamping, yurts, and human nests.  What are these things??  I've actually heard of the 1st two, but had to do a little research regarding the "human nest".  You can find these unique lodging choices at Treebones Resort located off of the Pacific Coast Highway in South Big Sur, California. Glamping:  a luxurious form of camping… Continue reading Treebones Resort, Big Sur, California