We’re meandering down the main street of Cannery Row at Monterey Bay, enjoying the food, shops and Kaliki running in the beautiful Pacific Ocean beach. Later, we head through the 17 Mile Drive at Pebble Beach in Pacific Grove so Grace can checkout the Monarch Butterflies.
On our first anniversary, we started off with Monterey Bay Whale Watch company and had the once in a lifetime experience to witness “up close and personal” the Cascadia Research Collective use suction tags to monitor humpback whale behaviors. The device uses GPS, etc to monitor movements and even has two cameras! Fortunate for the 50 foot long, 80,000 pound mammals, elimination of human hunting allowed them to continue their graceful species. And speaking of preservation, also listen to an American Indian play his flute and talk about their effort to protect their sacred land at Standing Rock, the Sioux Indians fear the Energy Transfer Partners (Dakota Access Pipeline) could contaminate their precious water supply.
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.
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.
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…
WE’RE GOING OUT ON THE ROAD…………………..
But first Michael puts his many hours of research to use in the next 5 segments showing off our RV products at California Travel Videos. In part 1 we focus on “stuff” for the outside of our first recreational vehicle including:
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.
2016 Petaluma Rivertown Revival – steam punk, featuring music by Odd Job Ensemble, Robert Dougherty & his “Curious Drawings,” the Bus Shoppe clothing & costumes, Clover Stornette, Burning Man Rino and more! This events takes place yearly in the downtown area of our hometown and is a benefit for Friends of the Petaluma River (FOPR). Grace is looking forward to being more prepared in 2017 with costumes and accessories.
cTv with more Video/Photos of the Napa Wine Country. In Part 4 we focus on Story Telling and cover dozens of techniques to get dramatic photos – regardless of the circumstances! We look forward to your feedback and sharing this with your family and friends!
cTv with more Video/Photos of the Napa Wine Country. In Part 3 we include a few drone peeks, focusing on detail and specialty shots we can all take, including water/reflections, flower and blue hour shots, wine stomping and more. We look forward to your feedback and sharing this with your family and friends!