Memorial Day Weekend we rented a cabin in Pioneer, California, which is in Amador County. During the weekend we made trips to various spots, including the Black Chasm cave in Volcano, Sly Lake Park near my grandfather’s old place in Mount Aukum, Lake Camanche and Big Trees Park in Calaveras County, Sutter Creek and the casino in Jackson, CA.
Joe’s introduction to cabin rental.
Big Trees Park, Calaveras County
Sutter Creek, CA
Shando’s walk with the dogs near cabin in Pioneer, CA.
For my daughter’s 23rd birthday, she wanted to go to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, where we saw some amazing exhibits, took a tour with a docent. We were allowed to photograph her in a self-driving car. Later, in Palo Alto, we went to the Baylands Nature Preserve, which I had not visited since 2007.
Albany, California is a tiny town between El Cerrito and Berkeley, California. The “bulb” is a bulb-shaped landfilled peninsula which had been a hippy colony for a while, from what I understand.
Driving back from Palm Springs we decided to take the scenic route via 101, but even more so by trying to stick close to the ocean on Highway 1/PCH through the Morro Bay/Vandenberg Air Force Base area. The clouds were out most of the way, but it was still kind of cool to see a part of the route between San Francisco and Los Angeles that I’ve never seen. We did stop for a bit at Stern’s Wharf in Santa Barbara, and we took some footage as we were leaving Palm Springs itself, before reaching “the 10.”