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Monthly Archives: September 2003

Black Diamond Mine-California’s Golden Parks (116)

Written on September 29, 2003 at 4:23 pm, by

Huell travels to the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in the East Bay. It was once a thriving coal and sand mining area, and is now a great place to bike and hike while taking in the beautiful landscape filled with blue oaks, manzanitas and carpets of springtime flowers. Huell stops by the Underground Mining  Continue Reading »

Moving Mission- Visiting (1026)

Written on September 27, 2003 at 1:47 am, by

Huell joins elementary students in climbing aboard the Mervyn’s Moving Mission, a 72-foot tractor- trailer containing an exhibit of the history of California missions and indigenous traditions that visits local elementary schools in the L.A. district; Sponsored by Mervyn’s and the Gene Autry Museum. For the 2003- 2004 school year, the Moving Mission will only  Continue Reading »

Gilroy- Road Trip (124)

Written on September 25, 2003 at 1:10 am, by

Huell travels to Gilroy for their 25th Annual Garlic Festival where he samples garlic ice cream, garlic kettle corn, roasted garlic and other mouth-watering garlic delicacies. Gilroy Garlic Festival 408.842.1625 Harvest Time Restaurant & Bar 408-842-7575 2003

Seabiscuit- Road Trip (125)

Written on September 25, 2003 at 1:05 am, by

Huell travels to Willits in Mendocino County to learn about the famous racehorse’s California legacy. The trip includes a tour of his home at the Ridgewood Ranch and a special Seabiscuit exhibit at the Mendocino County Museum. Willits Chamber of Commerce 707-459-7910 Mendocino County Museum 707-459-2736 2003

Ridge Route- Road Trip (122)

Written on September 25, 2003 at 1:02 am, by

Completed in 1915, the Ridge Route was carved from the San Gabriel Mountains by workers using mule-drawn dirt scrapers. From ridge top toridge top, they cleared a 20 foot-wide roadway which was the first direct route between Los Angeles and Bakersfield, uniting Northern and Southern California. Today, a 30-mile portion of the abandoned Ridge Route  Continue Reading »

Big Bear- Road Trip (123)

Written on September 25, 2003 at 12:58 am, by

Join Huell as he a spends a few days discovering the many wonderful things to do in the Southern California mountain town of Big Bear. We’ll visit the Big Bear Discovery Center and take a canoe trip on the lake. Huell travels to Butler Peak Lookout Tower for a magnificent view of the San Bernardino  Continue Reading »

Half Moon Bay- Road Trip (121)

Written on September 25, 2003 at 12:57 am, by

Half Moon Bay rests on the Pacific Coast between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer, and is located approximately 25 miles south of San Francisco. Join Huell as he visits this charming community. 2003

Dyea-Alaska! (102)

Written on September 7, 2003 at 6:25 pm, by

Huell visits Dyea at the head of the Chilkoot Trail the most famous route taken by prospectors to the Klondike Gold Rush. He also sees some beautiful Bald Eagles. 2003

Skagway-Alaska! (101)

Written on September 7, 2003 at 6:21 pm, by

Huell travels to the Klondike Gold Rush boomtown Skagway. 2003

Dog Sled-Alaska! (103)

Written on September 4, 2003 at 4:29 am, by

Huell takes a summer ride with Alaska sled dogs. 2003