Traveling Locally in Little Known Places

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A collection of travel articles, approximately 2000 to 4000 words. A sampler of travel content writing, as well as travel outward and travel inward. One's personal consciousness informing travel. Discovery of our internal home, our ancestors. Traveling with DNA as a roadmap. Traveling through veils and vales.

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Traveling Is A Double Helix In Itself

Submitted: July 26, 2017

As we move along in an intense and dedicated travel experience, do we impress the landscape with our own consciousness then, and for how long? Do we imprint our DNA in sequences as we travel along? One day will we be able to access our ancestors and their historical places through the proverbial veil by isolating finite bits of DNA of ourselves? Read Chapter

Play It Again, Sam's Café

Submitted: July 28, 2017

A longer than usual travel story perhaps to the Outer Limits. Read Chapter

My Own Journey To Hanford

Submitted: July 27, 2017

For travelers, a view in July 2017 of travel from Fresno to Kettleman City, CA with recognition through pilgrimage of Fresno writer William Saroyan's remembrances of his youth here, as well as his latter years. The Sierras nourish the towns below the foothills along Highway 99 and crossing through them feed the melon fields and orchards of the central valley from the east side. Today the California Aqueduct feeds the great San Joaquin Valley from the west side side. The little towns are not as little as when Saroyan bicycled through, but they are still there. When the day is hot, it is hot all day, and the butterflies and yellow blossoms of the playing fields of local youths, the vacant lots, remain to stimulate their imagination on yet another morning. Read Chapter

Them Old Kettleman Hills Ain't What They Used To Be

Submitted: July 27, 2017

"It's a long journey from here to a star," says an old song. Interstate 5 was designed to be a straight away for commercial truckers and long distance travelers the vertical distance of California, and especially to make more palatable to the long desert expanse in Central California. That does not mean there is little to see, for the natural beauty of the place, without and then with water, is every traveler's guide here on any day. From the gusher that could not be tapped for three years that came out of the Kettleman Hills in 1928 to the serenely flowing Aqueduct that the valley denizens want to keep flowing and post their personal road signs to let people know this, the incline of the Diablo Range, and the interstate it hosts, is home to an inventory of sights and stories, historical, and current, being formed each day all the way through to the San Joaquin Delta. Read Chapter

Delta Fields in Spring-like Winter on the Serene River

Submitted: February 10, 2018

The area between Thornton, CA, west to the levee road along the Sacramento River, south to Highway 12 and across the bridge into Rio Vista, CA, in early February of a pretty much dry and
increasingly arid winter.
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Vac as in Hat or Sac

Submitted: February 17, 2018

Vacaville, CA on Interstate 80 between San Francisco and the Bays and the Sacramento Valley. Different rounded bits, some varied colors of memories, deemed worth saving, like marbles!
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Excursion Route Around Bohemia of the Bay

Submitted: April 07, 2018

Bohemia exists beyond Bohemia Grove in Marin Co., CA. The landscape and history of the valleys between Suñol Ridge and the Diablo Range east of the San Francisco Peninsula and the East Bay
communities is not well-known as it is a pastoral series of parklands, where natural resources are husbanded and the population is minimal today. Still its history, including that of the town of
Suñol, and Niles Canyon is romantic, and stimulating, recording its days as a silent movie set, and reaches out in all directions to integrate in that period with tales of the more infamous Bohemia
of artists' colonies and refuges, transiting the missions and rancheros of one hundred years ago and before.
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Suede Hills - The Diablo and Coast Ranges South…way South

Submitted: April 08, 2018

A motoring excursion between I-580 and the mid-Diablo Range, the bay and the San Joaquin Valley, considering the power and water conditions of the 21st century in the far west.
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I Have Been To The Vaca Mountains

Submitted: July 18, 2018

An excursion to the Vaca Mountains and Capay Valley, but just as a major fire in the area is stamped "Contained."
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Patterson, Who Knew?

Submitted: July 19, 2018

So many towns in Central California not known in the world beyond; so little time. This excursion includes a small territory still in the north of the Central part of the San Joaquin Valley. The
towns herein have made their own way; some have the look of prosperity, some do not.
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