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cTv RV Life, Russian River canoe water fight at Casini Ranch – flip time?

Canoeing on the Russian River in the Autumn with our Siberian Husky – now what could be better than that? But wobbling and water fights could cost us losing our camera gear! No matter, when you are staying at the beautiful Casini Ranch, be sure to rent one of their canoes (or kayak, paddleboard inner tube, etc). And Casini is certainly the “disneyland” for campers and RVers alike with movie nights, ice cream socials, hayrides, nearby hiking trails, beach swimming, playgrounds (soccer, softball, volleyball, horseshoe throwing), rent pedal carts/golf carts/bikes, game room with arcades and pool table, general store, dog run/play area, etc. Their WiFi is average.
By the way, the Casini staff is very helpful and friendly.

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cTv, Playing at Casini Ranch Park, Guerneville Highlights, Kozlowski Farm Specialty Foods

In our first of two segments travelling up the Russian River, we enjoyed an awesome RV getaway at the SPECTACULAR Casini Ranch Park and Campground.  We also checked out the ever eclectic Guerneville, the majestic Northwood Golf Course deep in the Redwoods, and Kozlowski Farm specialty food store on our way to Sebastopol. Be sure to also check out our outrageous canoe trip on the Russian River on our next segment!

Casini Ranch Park

Casini Ranch Park

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cTv, Point Arena Lighthouse Saving Lives at Sea

Numerous shipwrecks occurred one-half mile offshore due to a sneaky reef 6 feet under the water. The Point Arena lighthouse was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, rebuilt to 115 feet tall and was renovated for its 100th anniversary. The prize 12,000 pound 6 foot tall freznel lens features a unique triple set of double bullseye lens, valued at over $3,500,000 dollars. The beam proudly shot out 20+ miles while the new double 1,000 watt LEDs are limited to one short burst every 15 seconds at a more meger 16 miles. Be sure to visit the gift store and checkout the webcam views here:
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cTv, Samuel P Taylor State Park #2,, Hiking, History, Play deep in the Redwoods

Here we go again on day 2 at lovely Samuel P Taylor State Park – hiking trail, learning about the park’s history and predecessors, plus playing in the beautiful redwoods.  While we were fortunate to stay at the park during non-peak days (Sunday and Monday night) at the end of summer when schools were back in session, the park, river and redwoods are always worth admiring.

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cTv, Samuel P Taylor, Cool Camping RVLife, Cooking, Sleeping in Redwoods

Samuel P. Taylor Redwoods, camping by a running stream your dog loves, easy cooking by the fire, tucking in to sleep – these are a few of our favorite things.  Glamping RVLife ain’t half bad.

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cTv, Riding the Rails, Roaring Camp Steam Train, Henry Cowell Park, Felton

At last, cTv (California Travel Videos) hops aboard the steam train at Roaring Camp in the Henry Cowell State Park (between Santa Cruz and Felton, California).  While the redwood grove was revered by lumberjacks to provide the best possible wood to build homes, fortunately the Cowell family bought a large tract of land as a preserve.  We dedicate this video to Frank B Lamoly, town Marshall at Roaring Camp for 50 years.

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cTv, Playing Deep in the Redwoods, Henry Cowell State Park

Time to checkout the super tall, super old redwoods (one hundred million CENTURIES old) in Henry Cowell park.  Missed Bigfoot center but our Siberian Husky Kaliki scored water play in the running river.  Next up, we will walk over to the Roaring Camp village and hop aboard the steam train.

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cTv, Could this be Bigfoot at Henry Cowell State Park among the redwoods?

Do you believe in the Bigfoot?  Near Santa Cruz, the Henry Cowell State Park is well known for its soaring redwood trees approaching 300 feet high.  So in addition to being located near the Pacific Ocean and sheltered from the sun, this sanctuary makes an ideal getaway for travelers, be it RV, tent or ala-natural.  And who knows what you’ll see deep in the forest…

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cTv at Cornerstone Sonoma Crossroads, Sunset Garden Exhibit

Mother’s Day at the Sunset exhibit – What a great opportunity to take our mothers out for the day and a great way to celebrate their day!  Located approximately 1 hour north of San Francisco at the gateway of Sonoma and Napa County in California’s beautiful Wine Country.  If you love flowers, nature, gardens and art this is a place to see.

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Our Siberian Husky – Water Workout at Corte Madera by California Travel Videos

Jan 11th 2016 – Kaliki, our Siberian Husky loves to do water workout exercising at Richardson Bay in Corte Madera. Look for more upcoming California Travel Video shows with Kaliki.

update:  We learned later that our dog should of been on a leash in this area.  A little ways down from here they had a beach where it was ok to have them to be off leash.  Still newbies but will be more careful in the future. :-)

 

Corte Madera

Corte Madera

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