The Norcal Nomad

Traveling in Northern California

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Stopping For Lunch in Lafayette, CA

Some days are meant to be spent leisurely, strolling about in a town you would like to experience for the first time, or re-experience to savor nostalgia or notice the changes. Monday  I revisited a town where I lived when my first daughter was born: Lafayette, CA. It was a beautiful walk around a lovely […]

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Vacaville Premium Outlet Stores

Just across the freeway from the famous Nut Tree, the Vacaville Premium Outlet Stores flourished in good times and are still going strong in financially trying times. When my children were younger, we headed to this outdoor mall for school clothes in August, and it hasn’t changed much in the ensuing years. One change I […]

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Floating Homes Formerly Known as Houseboats

There is a certain romance associated with life on a houseboat, now called floating homes. Until the 1970s many of these residences, especially those near Sausalito, were free floating and home to a diversity of people: elegant or artistic, and occasionally dangerous creating a good cross section of humanity. Life changed in the 80’s and […]

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