Daytripping with Rick – Sonora Gold Country


California is a great place to visit.  Most people go to the big cities.  Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.  While the southern part of the state is ok (see my post on San…

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Daytripping with Rick – Healdsburg Food Tour


Food, Wine and Family My wife Denise is a Zacharia from birth.  The Zacharia clan has long-reaching tentacles.  Our sister-in-law, Gayle, grew up in Northern California, and still has family there.  One of her cousins…

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Daytripping with Rick – Gilboa Quarry, Ohio


Where???  Gilboa Quarry, that’s where.   I’ve been a certified scuba diver for about 30 years having taken “the plunge” as a student at Florida.  The problem is that while Pittsburgh is the City of…

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Daytripping with Rick – Biking Yosemite Valley


As national parks go, Yosemite is the crown jewel.  And Yosemite Valley is star in the middle of the crown. A narrow inlet into the high Sierras, the place looks majestic and ancient.  But although…

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