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Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery

Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery Posted by on Aug 28, 2014

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SF Shakespeare Festival

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Road Trip: Santa Rosa

Aug 22, 14 Road Trip: Santa Rosa

Posted by in California, Featured, Road Trips, Sonoma

The distance between San Francisco and Santa Rosa is roughly an hour without traffic. From Mountain View it is about 2-hours with the drive to SF, the pass through, and then the drive North. For this particular trip we left on a Friday, which means lots of traffic… but I love the drive through San Francisco, especially when...

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The Meux Home

Aug 20, 14 The Meux Home

Posted by in California, Featured, Fresno

Located at the intersection of R and Tulare Streets, this Victorian house was built on land once considered the outskirts of a newly incorporated town named Fresno. The house was built and owned by Dr. Thomas Richard Meux, an army surgeon and Private in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Born in Wesley, Tennessee,...

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Bones and the Fresno Pet Cemetery

Aug 18, 14 Bones and the Fresno Pet Cemetery

Posted by in California, Cemeteries, Featured, Fresno

There’s Fast Freddie, Honeyboy, Candy, Buttons, Christmas Nephew, and other animals buried in this pet cemetery. Some are listed as “the best friend I ever had” or “forever loved” or “our little girl” or “an important member of the family.” There’s no doubt that these...

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Forestiere Underground Gardens

Aug 16, 14 Forestiere Underground Gardens

Posted by in California, Featured, Fresno

From the surface it looks rather unassuming and flat. There’s a chain link fence designed to keep people out. The surface is barren, parched, and covered in various workman’s tools. Periodically there’s vegetation that pokes out of the ground. The property is completely surrounded by busy roads. It’s hot,...

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Road Trip: Fresno

Aug 14, 14 Road Trip: Fresno

Posted by in California, Featured, Fresno, Road Trips

I would endeavor to say that the driving part of this road trip was far more interesting than the actual destination. We were warned ahead of time that Fresno is a odd and strangely unpleasant destination. And, I have to say that I agree with that assessment. Fresno is now on the list of places that I’ll never visit again...

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Raging Waters, San Jose

Aug 12, 14 Raging Waters, San Jose

Posted by in California, Featured, Kidtastic, San Jose

We try and pick a theme for each summer and plan activities for one day a week based on that theme. Last year’s theme was horses and we managed to plan an number of events that involved riding. This year’s theme is being brave and most of these activities were picked by La Niña (and usually involves sliding on...

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Walt Disney Family Museum

Aug 10, 14 Walt Disney Family Museum

Posted by in California, Featured, Kidtastic, San Francisco

Nestled in the heart of Presidio Park is one of the area’s more popular attractions: the Walt Disney Family Museum. We arrived at the park quite early in the morning (10am, which is considered early for SF) and there was already a crowd of people rushing and pushing to get inside. From outside, the building looks small and its...

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San Francisco National Cemetery

Aug 08, 14 San Francisco National Cemetery

Posted by in California, Cemeteries, Featured, San Francisco

There are two military cemeteries in San Francisco. The first and oldest is the SF National Cemetery located in the Presidio complex where people can wander the headstones and look at some pretty spectacular views of the Bay and Alcatraz. This 29-acre cemetery was founded in 1884 and while other cemeteries were forced to dig up...

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