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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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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
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Yes, they’re open! At long last! During the early days of the pandemic, Long Island Ice Cream was social distancing with ice cream lovers. Then in autumn 2020, an arson fire at Tirapelli Plaza shuttered all the businesses including Long... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2021 at Are You That Woman
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California Watchable Wildlife (CAWW) celebrates the state’s wildlife and diverse habitats by acknowledging and elevating the value of wildlife viewing and nature tourism to benefit individuals, families, communities, and industries while fostering awareness and support for conservation and protection of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2021 at Are You That Woman
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They run and jump Laugh and smile Leaping, tumbling All the while Free and rambunctious In the park I hear the dogs As they bark. Barbara Steinberg Sacramento April 15, 2008 Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2021 at Are You That Woman
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These are memories from a journey of just a few years ago. I am hoping for a time to visit again - soon! Life is quiet in San Miguel de Allende. It's early June and many ex-pats have retreated until... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2021 at Are You That Woman
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Yes, Made in America has been a mantra. Embraced by many. Now, more than ever, it should be embraced by all Americans. During the pandemic, we could clearly see how out-sourcing nearly all of our manufacturing put us at an... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2021 at Are You That Woman
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Looking back: Parkwest Casino Lotus owner John Park and his design team spent 18 months envisioning a first-class casino to replace the old Silver Fox card room on Stockton Boulevard. The gleaming Parkwest Casino Lotus was that dream realized. Opened... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2020 at Are You That Woman
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Truly a family affair, Bobby Phong inherited Phở Xe Lua from his uncle and aunt, Charlie and Michelle Phong. His father and mother, Michael and Anh Phong, were the guiding lights when the restaurant opened in 2007. Bobby has helped... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2020 at Are You That Woman
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The wind blessed the trees With its caressing autumn breeze And gently plucked the painted leaves As I glanced up in time to see The leaves dance down from the waltzing trees. Barbara L. Steinberg Sacramento 10/19/89 Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2020 at Are You That Woman
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Rating: Star*Star*Star*Star*Star* Thank you so much for being there on one of those painfully hot days. One of our rare "eat out" moments during Covid-19 - we were so happy to see Mariam there behind the counter. We went home... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2020 at Are You That Woman
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The Sierra Oro Farm Trail will celebrate its annual Passport Weekend in partnership with Chico State’s Virtual Alumni & Family Weekend on Saturday, October 10, 2020. In an effort to keep our community, visitors, farmers and wineries safe, the Sierra... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2020 at Are You That Woman
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July 28, 2020 - Wow time passes and 11 years later, the introduction of this Tin Box memory is more meaningful than ever. The rest of the story equally important as we look to stay connected and close to our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2020 at Are You That Woman
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You never can imagine The secrets I have hidden. The little quirks and nasty habits, I’ll tell you, I’m not kiddin’. So! You think you really know me? Its been left for you to ponder. Listen to the deeds I’ve... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2020 at Are You That Woman
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On Friday, July 3rd a huge Alder tree fell at Camp Pollock causing damage to the caretaker trailer. Tim and his two yellow labs (Philbin and Luther) were inside the trailer when the tree came down, and while very shook... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2020 at Are You That Woman
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With or without Covid-19, the concept of responsible recreation should come as naturally as breathing. Loving the land. Leaving no trace. Following the rules. Building an inclusive outdoors for all people regardless of race, color, religious, or sexual orientation access... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2020 at Are You That Woman