Joseph D Grant County Park

I almost forgot about this hike. Almost 🙂 Joseph D Grant is one of the biggest in Santa Clara County. The huge net of the trail covers hills under Lick Observatory. I first discovered this place exactly during my visit to the observatory. It has extremely hot June day, we drove in the small sports…

UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

It’s always nice to visit arboretums in Spring. Blooming is everywhere. Bees and hummingbirds are flying around you. Everything is so sweet and warm After returning from Belarus first thing I want is to be under the Californian sun. I wanted to feel Spring. And what is the best place to feel Spring than a…

Town of Niles and Shinn park

Okay, let start with prehistory. I used to travel by Amtrack every three months. It was hot June day when I first saw small street along the train route. Because of unexpected works or delay ahead, the train stopped for a few minutes, and I was able to catch sight of lovely old buildings, coffee,…

Villa Montalvo

What I value the most in California and Bay area, in particular, is every time you think that you know places around you there is something hidden. And that hidden beauty win your heart in a moment! I saw few photos of Villa Montalvo, and I knew about this place as an event venue. We…