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North America » United States » California » Sacramento November 5th 2014

The drive from Tingley Lake Estates RV Park in Klamath Falls OR to Cal Expo RV Park in Sacramento CA would be about 300 miles and would take just over 5 hours according to MapQuest; however, my elective 1.5 elapsed time adjustment factor would make the trip closer to 7 ½ hours. Fortunately, about 225 of those miles would be on interstate highways with no side roads, traffic lights or villages where I tend to drive more cautiously and, thus, more slowly. I comfortably could jack up my speed to 60 or 65 on the Interstate, would cut 30-45 minutes off the trip time and would arrive at the RV park before the office closing time of 5 PM. (Despite getting poorer gasoline mileage at the higher speed, my fuel window when pulling the Pilgrim is ... read more
Capitol Park Surrounds The State Capitol Building And Contains Over 150 Monuments To California’s Historic Figures And Events
A Floating Restaurant On The Sacramento River
The Cobblestone Streets Add To The Quaintness

North America » United States » California » Sacramento July 28th 2014

Day 19- Drove south to Fair Oaks, Ca (Sacramento area) to celebrate our wonderful friends, Dave and Lizzy, getting hitched! It was a hot one, got to be around 110 degrees. Yikes! But it was beautiful and fun to be there with other college friends to share the day with the happy couple. Sven caught the garter and I caught the bouquet. Don't worry, we are not going to run off and get hitched ourselves... At least not anytime soon (be patient). We love you, Dave and Lizzy! Congrats on your happily ever after! Day 20- Checked out of the hotel and found comfort in the heavily air conditioned Roseville Galleria with Irish and Merrit. Had some lunch and took our time to get back to Chico. Spent the evening watching a movie ... read more
Silly boys

North America » United States » California » Sacramento July 15th 2014

Start: Omo Ranch Ziel: Sacramento Tageskilometer: 132.3 Höchstgeschwindigkeit: 72,4 Gesamtkilometer: 6'269.4. Als wir noch faul im Zelt liegen fährt die Velogruppe mit den jungen Leuten schon wohlgeordnet ab. Wir packen dann unsere Siebensachen und geniessen unser karges Frühstück bevor wir das in den Wäldern gelegene Omo Ranch verlassen. Es geht zuerst steil bergab doch die Strasse ist so holperig, dass man fast die Plomben in den Zähnen verliert sofern man welche hat... Auch geht es nicht einfach hinunter sondern immer wieder durch tiefe Schluchten was immer wieder einen steilen Aufstieg in der gleissenden Sonne bedeutet. Wir fahen durchs Pleasant Valley wo ein Weingut an das andere nahtlos aneinadergereiht ist. Zum Weintesten ist es jedoch noch zu früh. Kurz nach Placerville, einem kleinen Städtchen, holen wir dann die Gruppe, ... read more
Heida steigt aus der Schlucht empor
Ein Teil der Velogruppe
Trocken und heiss

North America » United States » California » Sacramento December 21st 2013

After a long hiatus, it is finally time for another instalment of James’ World Travels™! I can’t believe that it has been almost 2 years since my last overseas holiday. That is simply scandalous. Life is not meant to be spent in one country - however awesome that country may be. Alright well this trip didn’t get off to the most auspicious start. My flight was supposed to leave at 7:35pm on the Sunday, and after relaxing in the sunshine at the beach for a few hours, I came home at 2pm to find a message saying the flight had been delayed until the following day! In the end the flight was delayed by 22 hours but didn’t cause too many problems. One of the main reasons I was nervous about the delay was I had ... read more
Alcatraz #1
Pier 39 #1
Pier 39 #2

North America » United States » California » Sacramento June 30th 2013

Today's destination is Sacramento, but first, we chose to take advantage of the good weather and ride around Lake Tahoe this morning. We left early with plans to have breakfast along the way in Incline Village. The lake is breathtakingly beautiful with each new corner offering changing vistas, none anything less than spectacular. I didn't expect to see so much development along the perimeter of the lake, so much so that there are small towns, restaurants, beaches, boat rentals and marinas filling in most of the waterfront land. It was an exhilarating technical ride, with tight steep switchbacks, no barriers on the cliffs, and curves and more curves. The highlight was having to stop on an empty corner while a mother bear and her young dark brown cub crossed the road in front of us. Hold ... read more
My hero Wayde!
No more broken engine guard!
No more useless kickstand!

North America » United States » California » Sacramento December 21st 2012

Today, My best friend and I are traveling to Nicaragua. We will be taking a bus from Sacramento, CA. to San Francisco, CA. where we will meet our friend, Dave, and get on our plane to Central America.... read more

North America » United States » California » Sacramento August 27th 2012

We left the Sacramento Yacht Club and headed up the river to Old Sacramento. We were told that the city had some nice new docks just past the historic Tower Bridge in downtown. Since it was a weekend, we figured we better get up there pretty early to beat the day-trippers to the docks. The SYC port captain told us that we shouldn't dock under the bridge as it is a favorite nesting place for pigeons that tend to leave small mementos on boats parked below. You can't beat local knowledge! We tied up behind the Delta King Riverboat which is now permanently docked and serves as a floating hotel, restaurant and theater. This sternwheeler was built in Scotland in 1924 and shipped in pieces to California where it operated regular overnight passenger service between San ... read more

North America » United States » California » Sacramento August 23rd 2012

Sunday 19th August It took a few hours to drive to Sacramento from San Francisco, and then down to Elk Grove where Susan and Howie live. It was dark by the time we got there. Howie and Susan’s house is also occupied by their Mum and three dogs who greeted us for sometime when we arrived. It’s a pretty spectacular house with a pool and Winnebago in the back yard, the latter also being the guesthouse where we were to stay for the next three nights. We were so impressed by the size of the fridge that I took a photo of Glyn next to it, it had double doors!! I’m pretty sure that most Americans wouldn’t find this unusual as I’ve noticed that in the USA most of their electrical appliances are larger than ours ... read more
Old Sacramento
Learning to pan for gold
Going gold panning

Had to say goodbye to Audra this AM – sad but at least we will be seeing her next week when we go back through southern Utah and she will come down. Got off around 10 and, after a stop for bagels at Einstein’s (the best bagels I have ever had!) we headed off to Ophir, UT to see a ghost town in an old silver mining town – and I say “town” very loosely! Perhaps a couple dozen people live there now! The entrance to the mine was cool and it was neat to see the buildings. Unfortunately, the only tours are held on Saturdays so we were unable to hear any stories about the town.We could look through the windows of the houses and buildings to see the time period and how they lived. ... read more
Silver Mine
Mining car
Old mining cars

North America » United States » California » Sacramento June 26th 2012

Today is the first day of our amazing trip - heading East to attend Steve and Brie's wedding. 12 of us are fortunate to be able to make the trip and share in their big day. Eileen forged off our her own and took the red-eye out of Sacramento early this morning. Grandma Borba, Rich, Ann, Katherine, David, Paige, and Joe departed from Sac Airport at 8:30am. We have the best friends in the world! Maria Parish offered to take this whole mottly crew in her surburban to the airport (at our house at 5:40am). It seriously felt like a scene from Home Alone... we thought for sure we were going to forget someone. :) Trip through Philidelphia and on into LaGuardia was uneventful. Landed in NY at 6:30pm. We were of course greeted at the ... read more

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