Folsom, California – As California braces itself for yet another drought and as we prepare ourselves for what has become seasonal fires, we can’t help but wonder…. IS WATER THE NEW GOLD? As we explore Folsom’s past even then the value of water proved to be more outlasting than even the gold nuggets they were seeking. Find out in this video how one mans foresight found him and his family the influence and wealth they desired, long past just that of the “gold rush” era.
Video 42 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
How to Get Into Our National Capitol Without Your RV by using Washington MTA and Uber. While travelling South from Maryland (pre COVID-19 days Sept 28th 2019), we decided to spend a day in Washington, D.C. So during the end of hot summer days, we checked into the Washington DC / Capitol KOA located in Millerville where or Siberian Husky could enjoy our A/C hookup to say cool. We took an Uber ride from the KOA to the New Carlton where we pickup up the Metro Sub and go into the Washington DC Capitol.
Video 18 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
As we enter Michigan en-route to the East Coast, we check out the breakfast cereal capital of the world in Battle Creek. And along the way, we pulled our RV into Cornwell’s Turkeyville and had a delicious meal – Thanksgiving or not!
Photo’s from Battlecreek MI below Continue reading “From Turkeyville to Battlecreek Michigan – A Cereal Story”
Arriving at the Burbank Elks lodge – can’t beat the hospitality with a free drink and $15/night! Discovered a most unusual “job opportunity” – TOPLESS cleaning service! (are men eligible?) Then over to Blythe Oasis RV Park as the sun set, with morning drone video over the Colorado River before heading into Quartzsite for the Escapees Xscapers Bash 2018 for fun and games. Stay tuned..
Michael and Grace take one of their grandsons and have fun times using the latest 4K GoPro Fusion dual-camera 360 view recorder! Let’s explore lots of fascinating science exhibits at the San Francisco Exploratorium. Move your mouse or turn your tablet to change views on your screen to enjoy your own unique perspective of our tour exhibits. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our California Travel Videos channel and COMMENT – what did you like/dislike and what do you suggest in future videos?
California Travel Videos is at it again, attending our second of eight (2017) Petaluma Rivertown Revival shows. Between the Steampunk costumers, music, food, art, performances, playtime and more – what’s not to love? (drone video, too) Okay, for us Sonoma County wimps, just be sure to hydrate and avoid getting too much sun 😉
California Travel Video Part 2, Summer of Love. We walk the Haight Ashbury San Francisco district to relive the homes and music of the hippie movement. Come join us “be-in” with Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Peace out 🙂
San Francisco. 1967. Totally the SUMMER OF LOVE to the max.
We check out the light show at the Conservatory of Flowers, the DeYoung 50 year Summer of Love exhibition, Grace gives a lesson on how to Tie Dye tee shirts, and Michael discusses the Liquid Light Shows originating at the Red Dog in Virginia City Nevada, the mind altering influences of LSD. Here is the link to events taking place in San Francisco to commemorate “Summer of Love”.http://summerof.love/events/
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Coit Tower – a monument filled with suspense. From any perspective it’s a beautiful view of San Francisco and a must for tourists and sightseers. Lillie Hitchcock Coit led a fascinating life in challenging times. And while her parents and husband were wealthy, at a young age she experienced the ravages of a fire that almost took her life. This led Lillie to be a lifelong champion of firefighters, who also bonded with her and let her accompany them on fire calls and attend their parades. After her husband’s long illness and demise, Lillie distant cousin and business advisor tried to take her life, instead leading to the demise of the man trying to defend her. Yet in her later years when she moved to Europe to avoid the impression of a scandal and the Great Depression hit hard, she thoughtfully bequest 1/3 of her estate to beautify the City she loved. But wait, there’s more shenanigans and skulduggery with the City of San Francisco so tune in for “the rest of the story!”
Completing our Panama Canal cruise we come back home into San Francisco bay in the wee hours of the morning. The ship sails under the Golden Gate Bridge as the full moon is setting providing us with a sense of awe. Our episode continues with the Palace of Fine Arts, Pier 39 Fishermans Wharf and lots of “segues” (sic) along the way!