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Big River Estuary Hike

Big River Estuary Hike

This past Thanksgiving we needed to walk off some of the great food we ate so we decided to take what turned out to be an amazing walk. I call it more of a walk because the road is mostly level, with gentle hills along the edge of Big River for the first seven miles. You’ll pass an abandoned quarry in the first mile. At 4 ½ miles, there’s a small laguna at Dry Dock Gulch where you’ll find wood…

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Glamping Resorts

Glamping Resorts

Go camping without any gear or hassles, and even take your dog! We especially liked Mendocino Grove. http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8549151-181/glamping-resorts-offer-all-the

A Visit to Anderson Valley

A Visit to Anderson Valley

Last Spring I took a little side trip with some friends to spend a few days in Anderson Valley. We drove about an hour north from Geyserville  through beautiful scenery to get there. The region is most known for its Pinot Noirs and growing some of the best Pinot grapes around. We checked into the Boonville Hotel, run by Johnny and Marcus, two very lovely gentlemen. The hotel has a charming, rustic feel and we got to stay in some…

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Two-day side trip to Mendocino

Two-day side trip to Mendocino

On a recent trip to California from the East Coast, I was lucky enough to be able to take a two-day side trip to Mendocino.  What a treat!  The drive from Geyserville (my home base) to Mendocino set the tone right from the start.  For anyone that has not had the opportunity to take Highway 128 from Cloverdale to Mendocino I highly recommend it.  Be prepared to take your time and enjoy.  The road is small and very windy.  At…

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