What About Placerville?

What About Placerville?

Placerville California is a cute little mountain town about 45 miles east of Sacramento and 60 miles from South Lake Tahoe on Hwy 50. This is the famous gold country where, in 1848 at nearby Sutter’s sawmill, gold was discovered.  Sutter’s Mill, now a...
Retire in Pleasanton California

Retire in Pleasanton California

Pleasanton is so much more than pleasant!  About 40 miles south east of San Francisco, Pleasanton California enjoys warmer weather than the foggy city by the bay.  The downtown is just plain cute with local merchants, some great restaurants, and plenty of year round...
Planning for Retirement

Planning for Retirement

A young man in Home Depot asked me the other day how I liked retirement.  “It’s pretty cool” I said.  “They send you money for not working!”   (Not that I didn’t earn that money and put away for it!)   “But how do you live on...
The Beaches of Thailand

The Beaches of Thailand

With just over 3,200 miles of coastline, you have plenty of beaches to choose from in Thailand!   This tropical land of beaches has palm trees and jungles, amazing rock formations, and plenty of warm weather and warm water.   Picking one can be a challenge!  After...
Ao Nang Thailand.  Great Beach, Great Value

Ao Nang Thailand. Great Beach, Great Value

We went to Thailand for my son’s wedding.   Several days later, my husband flew home and my girlfriend and I went south to visit the beaches.  After a hectic couple of days on the island of Phuket, we took friend’s advice and made our way to Ao Nang, back...