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May 7, 2011 - Felton, CA

Thursday, May 5 – Saturday, May 7, 2011 Cotillion Gardens RV Park, Felton, CA While I write, Scott is sitting outside on the deck under the massive redwoods reading his book. The forest canopy allows the occasional ray of sunlight through, and the weather has been perfect This is our third trip to Felton and we visited our favorite places, Felton Feed & Pet store, Henry Cowell Redwood Park and the dog park in Scott’s Valley. Upon checking in I found a map of the other small towns in the area so it was time to explore! We drove the two lane...

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Jul 20, 2010 - Shakedown Cruise

SHAKEDOWN CRUISEAfter our experience with the radiator, we decided we needed to check it out before we took our trip to OR with the girls. We had driven a bit on 680, but I was not confident that was an adequate test. We decided a trip to Felton, in the Santa Cruz mountains, was in order. Ordinarily, that would be a simple drive down 880 to 17. However, given my penchant for the road less traveled, I decided to go west on 84 to the coast and then south. Not only was that the road less traveled, but it is a winding, twisting, turning road,...

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Shakedown Cruise

Jun 2, 2010 - Big Sur to Felton, CA

Today we headed north on the Pacific Coastal Highway through some beautiful but rugged and difficult roadway. Much of the road from Cambria through Big Sur to Carmel-By-The-Sea was mountainous, extremely winding with no berm. Very glad we didn’t have an RV that was wider or longer, and not towing a car. Often rock outcroppings were only a couple of feet from our motorhome. We could have taken a great picture every few hundred feet.

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Apr 21, 2010 - New Hats For The Pilot And Co-pilot

Bev and I finally found hats that we really liked. Both bought at REI. Yes REI.Had to come 6000 miles to find what we wanted. They are cool as you will see in the pictures. Decided to leave our great camp at the SANTA CRUZ REDWOODS RV RESORT in Felton California. A great place to stay and the people were very friendly. Man who lives in southern Cal, bought the place and is fixing it up. Doing a great job and we will go back. Back over to the PCH we go only to encounter that the wind is the worst we've seen. Did 20 miles and Bev was so...

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Apr 20, 2010 - Highway To Heaven

Well I guess we'll try another day of the PCH and see how my lovely wife fairs more of the high roads and windy turns of the PCH. She really did great yesterday and I was proud of her for not yelling at me to much. These roads are so cool to me,but I have to take her concerns seriously. Don't like her to be scared cause it makes for an uneasy day and that's not what this trip is about. Going to be even slower today due to bad weather. No problem. Only about 180 miles south of San Francisco. Well the day went better than expected. It...

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Apr 17, 2010 - Felton

In 2008 we took Hope to Felton’s covered bridge and took her picture with both Scott and I. It’s Bear’s turn for a bridge photo op and this morning was sunny and warm and great for photos! Next we parked in front of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (no crossing the trestle today) and enjoyed walking the paths once more. This afternoon we sat in our rocking chairs at our RV site and read until it was time to take Bear to the Scott’s Valley dog park for a last romp. There were lots of dogs in the small dog section and Bear had such a good...

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Apr 16, 2010 - Felton

This morning we walked through the forest to the train trestle that connects to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and were surprised to hear train sounds at the trestle. We were too far away to see the trestle and when we arrived at the trestle whatever was there had left (Scott thought it was a track repair vehicle). We proceeded over the trestle and crossed into the park taking the path to the park’s visitor center. There is a famous slice of a giant redwood cut in the 1930’s that was over 2,000 years old at the time! The Roaring Camp...

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Apr 15, 2010 - Felton

This morning it was 39 degrees outside! After breakfast it warmed up to 41 (brrrr) and we took the path outside the RV park into the forest to the rail road tracks and walked over a train trestle to Henry Cowell Redwood State Park. Dogs are allowed in the park on asphalt roads and Bear led the way sniffing at every bush and tree. The Roaring Camp Railroad allows dogs on its 90 minute round trips from Felton to Bear Mountain. From the parking lot we walked through a covered bridge into the 1890’s era of narrow-gauge steam trains. Once on...

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Apr 20, 2009 - Oh Fiddledeesticks, Wrecked Another Roof???

Oh how can such a beautiful day go so wrong. It was such a crisp blue sky morning, so full of promise and hope. We were heading off to camp in a redwood state park, the forecast is set to be great and everyone is in a great cheerful mood as we headed west. We got going in mid-morning with light traffic as we headed south of Frisco. We crossed the Bay on the south end on the San Mateo Bridge and then headed over the coastal mountains. It was a good climb up on a 2 lane road and just as we reached the peak…….the traffic stopped. All the way...

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Nov 14, 2007 - Felton, CA

We took a day trip up the California coast on US1. At Ano Nuevo State Park and State Reserve we walked along the trail to where the elephant seals come to shore to mate and have their young. While on shore, the bulls fast and wait for the females to come to shore. After they mate,the bulls swim back to Alaska to fatten up and then come back down to spend the winter. They make that migration twice a year.

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Rojoe on the Road

Oct 21, 2007 - Felton, CA

OK - OK. So I have been lazy. But to catch up now... We docked in Felton, CA. And we have found all those lost hippies. They are here and in Santa Cruz. Of course they are all about 60, but not much else has changed. We camped in a stand of redwoods so tall we didn't see sunshine till about 11am. We did enjoy Santa Cruz. We watched surfers catching waves, walked the boardwalk, scouted out monarch butterflies resting on their trek to Mexico for the winter, and enjoyed people watching - these Californians are a different breed. My cousin...

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