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Are You That Woman@California Travel Insider
Sacramento, California
Are You That Woman
Interests: California is my passion. Traveling to all the hidden corners of the Golden State and still so much to see, so many people to meet, and stories to hear and tell. Love living life locally wherever I go.
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Seize the day and make the most of every moment! I breathe this philosophy. Finding every possible excuse to get out, explore, and experience the world beyond my county borders. I never judge any book by its cover. I turn... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2024 at Are You That Woman
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Each year in early December, the television commercial would appear. A trumpeting elk buck and images of people rushing off to that annual rite of passage known as the International Sportsmen’s Expo, Sacramento. With a very heavy lean towards fishing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2023 at Are You That Woman
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Harvest days are cooler and shorter. Internal clocks are winding down making this the perfect time to retreat. Autumn leaf peepers should head north to Lake County for a restful and multihued ride. Avoid many miles of Interstate 5 by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2023 at Are You That Woman
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So. Another learning moment in our world of scams and con artists. Trying to confirm some flight and baggage information on an upcoming flight. I Googled “United Airlines Customer Service”. The number that appeared was 800-864-8331. A young woman, Glory,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2023 at Are You That Woman
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Tucked away in Lake County, along the shores of beautiful Clear Lake, Jim Fetzer has taken sustainable agriculture to lofty heights. Well-known for his organic farming practices at the helm of Fetzer Vineyards in Mendocino County, Jim is perfecting sound... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2023 at Are You That Woman
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After passing this Chico landmark many times, we finally made the decision to try Nobby's. Actually my husband announced this morning that he wanted a cheeseburger for lunch. We looked online to find "Chico's best" recommendation. Locals and others had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2023 at Are You That Woman
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The long and winding road was just the beginning. A chance to breathe in and out. To embrace my inner self and reset the internal clock, being nudged to do so. To find that quiet voice. For the first time,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2022 at Are You That Woman
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A honey bee wards off a much larger carpenter bee. A California scrub jay sips water from a saucer. That crazy mockingbird calls and leaps, the ultimate entertainer. I stretch. My wayward hand elicits sweet notes from the windchimes. Each... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2022 at Are You That Woman
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September 17, 2022, 12-6 p.m. 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, CA 95628 Free, forpd.org Join the Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District for the Annual Fair Oaks Chicken Festival. This year’s event will span over the course of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2022 at Are You That Woman
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For more than 25 years in the same location. They must be doing something right. A welcoming, "Howdy!" was the start of another 5-star Wednesday dining experience. Thank you to Maxine and May for an entertaining evening. We were laughing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2022 at Are You That Woman
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Yes, we just added our names to that list of Basque Norte Restaurant fans. Our friend Jamie nudged us to find our way there. Didn't require too much nudging and so glad we took her advice. Family-owned and operated since... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2022 at Are You That Woman
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Road trip! The beginning of this extended journey we headed out for Eureka, California. It had been many years since my last visit and was excited to retrace my steps and road warrior miles. The Inn at 2nd & C... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2022 at Are You That Woman
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I have been exploring and writing about California for more than 30 years. I also administer a wildlife and nature tourism program. You can trust I am credible and have no axe to grind. While they are sometimes listed as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2022 at Are You That Woman
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Biru Water Store – 5880 Stockton Boulevard Founded in Surabaya, Indonesia in 2002, Biru (Indonesian for blue) opened their first American store on Stockton Boulevard in 2018 completely renovating a three-unit strip mall. Dispensing both alkaline and reverse osmosis waters,... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2022 at Are You That Woman
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Memories from my Tin Box of Poetry & Prose. I continue to find the stories scribbled ink on paper. These will be with me always. An adventure in every way. Traveling to new places, meeting new people, taking part in... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2022 at Are You That Woman
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The sun was barely breaking through when fog began rolling in across the mouth of the Smith River. Where river and ocean unite – feels holy. Harbor seals, almost ghostly, gaze out across the shallow. A community of cormorants Zen(ly)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2022 at Are You That Woman
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Inhale. Watch the sun set behind Morro Rock, bark at sea lions, call to a night heron, and walk in silence beside a forest of pygmy oaks. At every turn, open spaces and environmentally sensitive biomes of extraordinary splendor await.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2022 at Are You That Woman
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The Earth. This place. A mixture of gold and green reclaimed by winter rains. The sky. Heavy. A contrast of gray and white. Sentinel oaks stand watch. And the wind. The wind. Feel it. Taste it. I stand at the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2021 at Are You That Woman
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Along Stockton Boulevard, a mile-long complex of medical facilities, support systems and education and research centers put this district on the world map! Teams of professionals and volunteers provide compassionate care to patients and families and the community. The Boulevard’s... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2021 at Are You That Woman
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Even during these trying Covid times, for most travelers, Labor Day signaled the unofficial end of summer. Vacations are over. Kids are back in school. It's the last bona fide summer holiday weekend and, from this point forward it's a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2021 at Are You That Woman
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As we drive away from snow-crested Sierra, Images of where we're going Are not so beautiful as rearview images Of where we've been. April 2, 2006 Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2021 at Are You That Woman
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Ori Originally published January 2020 Stockton Boulevard Partnership directory A newcomer to Stockton Boulevard, OBA Kitchen was the neighborhood’s only Japanese restaurant when it opened in 2017. Master Chef and owner Damond Lee saw the potential for OBA with its... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2021 at Are You That Woman
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California byways never disappoint. Interstates and boulevards wind their way through the outskirts of San Jose to Big Basin Way and Saratoga Village. The small-town charm and pedestrian-friendly Main Street beckons visitors to walk and explore Saratoga's finest dining, wine... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2021 at Are You That Woman
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To say there is nothing like Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary is not far from the truth. It is the only cedar enzyme bath in the United States. An experience like no other, there are hardly words to describe the sublime... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2021 at Are You That Woman
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OKA b. Shoes that Love You - Originally published 2012 And yet another product I already owned and bought last year because....drum roll...they were Made in the USA. I needed some new slip-ons. Not for spa use necessarily, but to... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2021 at Are You That Woman