Keddie Resort

Keddie Resort

keddie was an idyllic resort — before the 1981 murders. a rustic hotel, bar and restaurant surrounded by cabins, nestled in the woods near northern california’s feather river. they promised a peaceful vacation but then someone killed with bloody abandon a mother, two...
Calico Days Sept. 28th & 29th, 2013

Calico Days Sept. 28th & 29th, 2013

Last weekend in September. Calico Ghost town awakens the imagination. It’s part fun and part history and Calico Days is the perfect time to make a visit to the old mining town.     The two-day event the weekend of September 28 & 29 – 2013 will include a wide...
Randsburg’s Old West Days beckons

Randsburg’s Old West Days beckons

My heroes have always been cowboys Well, I am a cowboy junkie. Any opportunity to mix and mingle with those gents gets me on the road. — not that I need much excuse to go traveling.   And mix and mingle I will at Randsburg’s 15th Annual Old West Days, September 17th....
a fair story

a fair story

3 days at the san bernardino county fair, a fun time was had by all welcoming visitors to the fair are the gideon bible folks handing out orange-covered new testaments. maybe i stayed too long, but here a few observations from three days at the san bernardino county...
Equines Retire with Grace and Dignity

Equines Retire with Grace and Dignity

Standing peacefully around the paddock, basking in the sun and the admiring stares of visitors, you don’t see the dynamic energy of a Thoroughbred. But when they get a little frisky you can sense their enormous power as muscles bunch, necks arch and manes fly. You can...
Nipton — Oasis of Tranquility

Nipton — Oasis of Tranquility

A sign touting the best cheeseburger around lets you know you are approaching the eucalyptus-shaded desert oasis of Nipton, Calif. Gently situated on the sloping bajada leading down to the Ivanpah Valley, Nipton is a tiny spot of green in the vast eastern Mojave...