PostHeaderIcon California: A Side Most Tourists Never See


Stop monkeying around and have a look at some of the things we saw this week in California. This is a side of the state that most tourists don’t often see. So put on your hiking shoes and follow me. Yes, you have to get out of the car and walk, but you’ll be glad you did.


The narrowest point of the Carquinez Straight









The Oak Ridge Boys performing in Santa Rosa


Yes, those are very large windmills




To the well-intentioned writer. When the scene calls for a shirtless man, well, it’s spelled bare, not bear. Big difference.




The end…


7 Responses to “California: A Side Most Tourists Never See”

  • Marcy says:

    Beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing.

  • Cindy Maher says:

    Cool pics! I’m from a small town in the San Joaquin Valley that didn’t have much going for it until it was decided to build the San Luis Reservoir and California Aquaduct way back in the early 60’s. Now where was the peacock? He’s a looker!

  • Lee Lofland says:

    There is a small community/neighborhood in Fairfield, Ca. where peacocks freely roam. And there are many of them there. They’re everywhere – in front yards, driveways, tops of cars, front porches, back yards, trees, bushes, etc. The entire area is filled with their unmistakable calls, among other things they’ve “left behind”.

  • Awesome pictures! I especially love the flower ones.

  • You need to go to the east side of the state–Yosemite, a bit farther south, Sequoia National Park–and someplace few ever go but with spectacular Giant Sequoias, Balch Park–and then if you can stand winding roads–all the way up 190, to the forest of Giant Sequoias.

  • Lee Lofland says:

    Thanks, Marilyn. Actually, we rode horses through Yosemite a few years ago. That was a fantastic experience.

  • If you ever give up on fiction, you’ll do just fine in photography!

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