Mountain View Cemetery

Looking to buy in a quiet area with spectacular views, beautifully kept lawns, bubbling fountains and sparkling ponds? And never hear a word of complaint from your next-door neighbor? Look no further than Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland. Plots are currently available for $5,000 to $8,000 for a single grave. If money is no object,… Continue reading Mountain View Cemetery

Sequoia/King’s Canyon/Yosemite

When you visit Sequoia National Park, King’s Canyon National Park, and Yosemite National Park, you come away knowing you now know the definition of “giant.” Once you’ve seen the giant sequoias, giant redwoods, giant waterfalls, and the giant granite rock called Half Dome, their immensity is forever etched in your brain. In Sequoia National Park… Continue reading Sequoia/King’s Canyon/Yosemite

Sacramento

Wow! Sacramento’s Tower Bridge is impossible to miss. Like the Golden Gate, it’s all about the color—in this case, gold. It used to be silver, but everyone growled about the glare, so in 2001, citizens voted for a new color. The gold paint job should last about 30 years. Maybe after that there will be another vote.… Continue reading Sacramento