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Springtime in Sonoma, Part One

Welcome to Our New Digs! We arrived at noon, met the homeowners and their cats, got the tour and within an hour the owners departed for their trip to New Zealand. We would be here for a month without a television but with a fabulous cook’s kitchen! So remarkable in fact there were instruction manuals for …

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Our First Snow Odyssey

You Can Say That Again! We arrived at our friend’s house late in the afternoon after leaving our previous house sitting assignment earlier that morning. There were a few inches of snow on the ground as we drove up the mountain.  We had an enjoyable visit, catching up over dinner, and went to sleep planning an early departure the …

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Palm Desert, CA to Sisters, OR

Another Journey! This time we’re headed out from the Southern California desert to the Cascade mountains of Central Oregon: summer to winter in a jiffy. The weather reports told of storms all over California and Oregon which worried us. Hopefully, we’d get there without too much trouble and on time.  We would have to spend …

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Four Days in Palm Desert, CA

It’s Golf Cart Country! If you are house sitting Palm Desert, it’s likely you’ll be living on a golf course. At least, that was the case for us. We had stayed at this house previously way back at the start of our house-sitting career, and we enjoyed seeing the homeowners and their dog once again. …

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Joshua Tree – Our Return Visit

Finding a Camping Spot  – is not easy when you arrive at Joshua Tree National Park late in the afternoon! It was pretty frustrating as most of the campgrounds were full. The few spots we did find, we didn’t want, and apparently, no one else did either.  After driving through four campgrounds, we finally found …

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