Category Archives: Wider California adventures

Two iconic photos from fun stay at Evergreen Lodge

The kiddos got a little zip lining in after breakfast today before the long journey down the mountain, stopping at A&W in Oakdale for root beer floats and some lunch. Looking through the photos, chose these two to sum up … Continue reading

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Day to kick back and enjoy Evergreen Lodge

After the big outing to Carlon Falls yesterday, today was a day to kick back and enjoy all that Evergreen Lodge has to offer. For the kiddos, that meant lots and lots of zip-line, spider web and pool fun followed … Continue reading

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Heading out on a real hike to Carlon Falls

The slightly over three mile hike to Carlon Falls was labeled “easy” with just a short, steep quarter-mile at the end. It’s also considered one of the best swimming holes in the country. And indeed most of the way was … Continue reading

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Hiking Irish Hills before the rain came

Rain was predicted up and down California today, but the Adventurers got on the road earlier enough to beat it, at least in San Luis Obispo where they stopped for a hike at Irish Hills open space, well named, at … Continue reading

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Weather too gorgeous – let’s stay another day!

That was the decision of the Adventurers. Why drive home on Monday when they could enjoy Pismo Beach on a sunny, gorgeous not quite spring day. They headed to the dune that make Pismo famous on foot with The Mag … Continue reading

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Sunday night stop in Pismo Beach

After their morning outing, the Adventurers headed up the coast, destination Dolphin Inn & Spa at Pismo Beach. It was a wise choice. The weather was gorgeous and they got upgraded to a palatial suite with a balcony that Maggie … Continue reading

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Looking at other kinds of wildlife with a walk along the San Lorenzo River

Hotel Paradox, where the Adventurers spent the night, is located just a couple of blocks from spruced up downtown Santa Cruz’s shops and restaurants. But getting there involves navigating dozens of homeless and/or IV drug users as well as a … Continue reading

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