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cTv RV Life – Playing in Old Town Sacramento, California

In downtown Sacramento after seeing the Capitol and Crocker Art Museum, we topped off the day enjoying the good life in Old Sacramento – This town came to life during the “Gold Rush” days and after a major face lift in the 1960′s it was listed as a National Historic Landmark District.  Find out about the Pony Expresses and much more in our latest video. A great place to divert from traditional RV Life and shop, play, eat and dine with fellow tourists.

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cTv RV Life – Enjoy secrets of California State Capitol in Sacramento

On our return trips from the Sierras, we dropped by our California State Capitol located at Sacramento (last of 6 locations over 150 years). Outside, the memorial ground dedications and Vietnam statuary are beyond description and inside, be sure to check out the library. We also enjoyed the memorial commemorating Father Junipero Serra who led the quest to support native indigenous Americans with California Missions. In a future video we will highlight the 58 marquee displays featuring interesting tidbids for each of our California Counties.

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cTv RV Life, Guess Who Gets Engaged at Visalia?

Heading home after our 18 day trip, we leave Bakersfield to swing by… Visalia (?) of all places.  Could we be making a sidetrip to the Sequoia National Redwood Forest? (nope)  So it turns out Grace has a “special” engagement party planned with…(stay tuned).  Also, while we enjoyed our overnight stays at a handful of Elks Lodges during our trip, at 5:45 we point out a potential downside as we witnessed at Bakersfield (yet great folks inside the Club!)

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cTv RV Life, Quartzsite or bust, SF to Bakersfield & Buckskin Mountain AZ

Finally, it’s time to descend on the Quartzsite RV rally and meet mega-friends!  We left the Bay Area rain on day 1 with drizzle on our tail as we pulled in to Bakersfield with 3 other rigs in our caravan.  Better weather on day 2 going over Tehachapi Pass, across the Mohave Desert and Colorado River, into Lake Havasu’s “London Bridge,” spending the night at Buckskin Mountain State Park in sunny Arizona.  With only 60 miles to go, tomorrow we’ll get up early for some awesome sunrise pictures before descending into Quartzsite – can’t wait!

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cTv RV Life, Opening up DJI Mavic Drone (UAS) and My Initial Flight

YES – our DJI Mavic drone has *finally* arrived, so let’s open up the boxes and take our first flight.  BUT WAIT, be sure to see our next video that details 50 DETAILED steps to get everything ready to go before making the maiden flight! Follow these easy “how to” steps for quick and easy setup. Also, you really wouldn’t want to incur a $27,500 civil fine and a $250,000 criminal fine plus going to prison for three years for failing to register your unmanned aircraft with the FAA!  https://www.faa.gov/uas/faqs/

Note: The 50 Detailed list is still, “in progress”.  Stay Tuned.

Next up: cTv RV Life, Quartzsite or bust, SF to Bakersfield & Buckskin Mountain AZ 

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cTv at Twin Peaks (San Francisco) for Grace’s Birthday #RVLife drone

Nothing quite like Twin Peaks views overlooking San Francisco on a clear winter day (during a side trip getaway between California Travel Videos trips in our Recreational Vehicle).  And with low winds we caught someone flying a Phantom drone… kinda naughty to fly above peaks within 5 miles of San Francisco International airport!

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cTv RV-Life, Gold, GHOSTS, and Awesome Hotel at Dutch Flat

Deep in the heart of gold country, Dutch Flat Hotel owner Sussy Flanigan gives us an awesome tour, including a room frequented by a darling ghost young girl. But don’t let that scare you away – you’ll love Sussy’s tour of her beautiful hotel. California Travel Videos is all thumbs up and we can’t wait to park our RV and stay at this truly unique and memorable hotel.
http://www.dutchflathotel.com/

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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

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

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cTv, Korbel Vineyards and enjoying cool Armstrong Redwood Grove State Park

Korbel Champagne Cellars

Korbel Champagne Cellars

This time we’re heading West of Santa Rosa on Russian River.  Our first stop was the awesome Korbel vineyards where they make fine wines, brandy, California champagne and brews.  On our second stop we drop by the cool Armstrong Grove State Park, just South from the city of Guerneville.  Check out the next segment where we stay at Casini Ranch and canoe down the Russian River.

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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:
http://northcoastaviation.com/pt_arena_west.htm

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