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Visiting Morro Bay State Park in California

Posted on Feb 27, 2016 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  7 Comments

Like the ocean? Enjoy quaint little beach towns? How do you feel about huge rocks? If you’re a fan of these things, might I suggest Morro Bay State Park and the city of Morro Bay itself, home of the Morro Rock. If you’re taking a Pacific Coast Highway road trip, Morro Bay is a great […]

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Hearst Castle Tips & Review

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  10 Comments

Hearst Castle in San Simeon is a popular and easy stop on a California road trip up Pacific Coast Highway. Is it worth the time and money, though? In this post, we will consider those things, and I’ll offer some tips for visiting, along with some photos I took on our recent tour Grand Rooms Tour […]

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Old Mission Santa Barbara: Tips & Photo Tour

Posted on Nov 21, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  3 Comments

This post offers a photo tour and review of Old Mission Santa Barbara Mission in California, north of Los Angeles. This was the tenth of twenty-one California Missions that was founded by the Spanish Franciscans on December 4, 1786. That’s right–this mission has been around for some 230 years. Pretty impressive stuff. Before we delve […]

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