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California Scenes, Fall, 2018, #1

Kathy and I left for California in late September, first to attend the Hammerlee Family Annual Reunion at Carpinteria State Beach. As before, we had secured the Racoon group site for five nights. The beach has lots to see. The … Continue reading

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On the Beach – Carpinteria State Beach, CA, 9-16

Other than small surf and a gently-sloping bottom, making the beach especially nice for families with small kids, the most interesting  feature of the State Beach is the tar pits (actually seeps). “The Carpinteria Tar Pits are located in the … Continue reading

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Road Trip, Part 5 – Morro Bay to Alameda, CA, Sept.19-20/14

It was again a Friday when we left Carpinteria, heading north. That meant we were in for a hard time finding a campsite for the evening.  This prediction was mostly borne out, but we lucked into an available campsite at … Continue reading

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Road Trip, Part 4 – Gaviota and Carpinteria State Beaches, CA, Sept. 12-19/14

We arrived in Simi Valley on 9/12 and found it too hot for comfort. All of the LA Basin was sweltering, and we decided to leave for the beach immediately. Surprise! Because it was Friday night, all of the closer … Continue reading

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Road Trip: 9/1 to 10/4/13. Part 2, Idaho and California

We followed the Snake River downstream into Idaho, stopping at Twin Falls to view Shoshone Falls. We were in for a surprise, being unaware of the extent to which the river is seasonally drawn down to supply irrigation water to … Continue reading

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