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Gold Country Nugget

The desk clerk said “Monday and Tuesday nights are good nights to stay. The rooms are quiet. There’s no Karaoke in the bar on Monday and Tuesday nights..”  I’m guessing that’s a good tip, in a sideways kind of way. I had thought about a trip to...

The Mission San Miguel Archangel

It is 104˚ in San Miguel. I have stopped at this small outpost in the Salinas Valley after picking up a load of fence panels for the ranch at the Tractor Supply in Paso Robles.  Trying to get the most out of these road trips, I worked in a short detour off Hwy 101 to...
Mission: The Sequel

Mission: The Sequel

We didn’t plan on making back-to-back mission trips, but Susie and I had to swing by LA Hearne in King City for some ranch supplies and decided to travel about 45 more minutes south to the Mission San Antonio de Padua. We left King City on Jolon Road (G14), which is a...
The Mission

The Mission

I try and limit my posts to our trudging about in the great outdoors around Monterey and central California, but occasionally we find some great indoors to visit and write about.  The Old Mission at San Juan Bautista fits that category in a beautiful and quiet way....