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...
Cambria California – Fine Coastal Living

Cambria California – Fine Coastal Living

We pulled into Cambria California on a foggy summer morning on a hunt for moonstones.   This stretch of the south coast was reported to have the translucent stones at the tide line.  The boardwalk – maybe a mile of wooden sidewalk above the beach was populated...
Retirement Heaven: The Village of La Mesa, CA

Retirement Heaven: The Village of La Mesa, CA

La Mesa is one of those great little communities in southern California where you can walk to the corner store, have your morning coffee and then sit outside and enjoy the beautiful morning.  Located about 10 miles inland (east) of San Diego, La Mesa is a hilly little...
Menifee, California – A Nice Warm Place to Retire

Menifee, California – A Nice Warm Place to Retire

Menifee, California is in the Los Angeles basin just south of Riverside.   At the foothills of the mountains, this little community has gone through many face lifts from being an agricultural center for several hundred years to being a bedroom community for those...
Looking for a Coastal Climate? Eureka, CA!

Looking for a Coastal Climate? Eureka, CA!

Eureka, California, just 272 miles north of San Francisco on Hwy 101 and just south of the Redwood National Park, is an affordable (for California) coastal town with plenty to offer.   Humbolt Bay is a major fishing, boating and shipping port for the area providing...