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Morro Bay
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Morro Bay

By Wendy VanHatten   If you were dropped into a seaside village with a mild Mediterranean climate and heard the term “Gibraltar of the Pacific”, would you know where you landed?  Would it help if you saw a 576-foot volcanic plug sitting at the mouth of the harbor, a harbor […]

San Carlos Borromeo Del Rio Carmelo
Lifestyle

San Carlos Borromeo Del Rio Carmelo

Carmel Mission by Wendy VanHatten   Certainly one defining piece of California’s history is the missions. Mention California missions and many people immediately bring to mind an image of a large, attractive, stone church, a bell tower, and a peaceful setting. While that may be true for many of them […]

Mt. St. Helena
Lifestyle

Mt. St. Helena

Mt. St. Helena Hike by Wendy VanHatten Ready for a hike…spring, summer, fall, or winter? Try Mt. St. Helena, just north of wine country. Just about anywhere from the Napa Valley, you will see an imposing mountain towering above the valley floor. This landmark is Mt. St. Helena, a double-peaked […]

Yosemite Valley…Climbing Granite to Walking Among Giants
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Yosemite Valley…Climbing Granite to Walking Among Giants

By Wendy VanHatten “It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter.” John Muir, conservationist   John Muir was right. Entering Yosemite Valley is like entering a temple. Spectacular granite formations line the walls as crystal clear streams and peaceful […]