Houseboating Shasta Lake, CA: What to Expect

A three hour drive from the San Francisco bay area to Lake Shasta, we arrived at our destination, Shasta Marina Resort, in the early afternoon. The summer sun was already beating down on us; we were happy to be greeted at Shasta Marina with misters spraying fine curtains of water overhead. Our hosts and owners […]

August 15th, 2014|California, Camping, Cruise|

What to Expect Houseboating on Lake Oroville, CA

Does an ideal vacation on the water mean low-key relaxation in a comfortable environment, or taking on new challenges each day? A trip to Lake Oroville in Northern California for my wife and I revealed the perfect compromise for the lounger (she) and the boater (me): Houseboating.

Neither of us had ever been on a houseboat […]

October 9th, 2013|California, Camping|

Mother’s Day at Cameron’s Inn and Restaurant in Half Moon Bay

In honor of  Mother’s Day, the family decided to surprise me with a mini roadtrip down the coast from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay.

I’m always up for being honored and I love that little trip. So, we headed south to go tidepooling and drink champagne (and Odwalla) on the beach. We stopped on the […]

June 6th, 2012|California, Camping|