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Scottish games athletes Jeremy Branham

In a land of giants, we put on our kilts one leg at a time

I am not a small guy.  I am average, maybe slightly larger in terms of my physique.  Height-wise, I think I am average height.  As for my body, I am in decent shape and slightly bigger and may be a little more athletic than the average guy. I am not a weakling, have a decent […]

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Sacramento Scottish Highlands Games and Festival – a photo essay of history

This wasn’t my first Scottish Highlands Games and Festival.  However, this one was different. I met up with old friends, Scottish Highlands Games professional athletes, and made new ones as well.  And this time, you get a chance to see how big these men really are. Bagpipes, Scottish music, kilts, and food.  Yep, they were […]

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Apple Hill tips and travel guide for Fall and Halloween

Apples, Autumn, and animals.  Apple Hill is one of the most popular destinations for Fall and Halloween in Sacramento.  With all the crowds during the Fall, people could use some Apple Hill tips for navigating their way around the orchards. Every weekend in October, cars are backed up on Highway 50 all the way through […]

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7 Fall weekend getaways in northern California

Summer vacation may be over but with the weather turning cooler, it’s time for weekend getaways in northern California. School has started. The leaves are changing. Temperatures are finally starting to cool off in Sacramento. However, there just isn’t the time or money for a trip right? Wrong. 7 Fall weekend getaways in northern California […]


A Sacramento history lesson in Old Sacramento

History class.  Like most people in school, I spent time memorizing names, dates, and important historical events.  I didn’t hate history but it wasn’t my favorite subject.  I even took two college classes on US and European history when I was in high school and did well in both classes. So what better way to […]


The California State Capitol – a photo essay

The California State Capitol kicked off the Explore Sacramento! series last week.  There is a lot of history both in the capitol and on the grounds.  However, Capitol Park offers something for everyone. After detailing the monuments, history, flowers, and war memorials last week, this week focuses on the beauty of the State Capitol in […]


Explore Sacramento! California State Capitol – politics, history, gardens, and memorials

Explore Sacramento! is a series that seeks to discover and explore the sites, sounds, communities, and things to do in Sacramento and northern California. In Explore Sacramento! we will take a look at some of the more interesting and fun sites and activities in Sacramento and the surrounding communities.  What better way to kick off this […]


In remembrance on Memorial Day: the Sacramento Vietnam Veterans Memorial

A look at the Sacramento Vietnam Veterans Memorial for Memorial Day in honor of those who served and sacrificed. Memorial Day is a weekend filled with BBQ and vacations.  It’s the unofficial start to summer.  It’s a time for celebrations like the Sacramento Jazz Festival and Jubilee. However, today is a day to reflect and […]