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Last Vacay Photos

29 November 2017

Mrs. PG and PG spent a few days with their daughter and her family in the Central Valley of California. For those unfamiliar with the Central Valley, it lies between some coastal mountain ranges on the west and the Sierra Nevada mountain range on the east. The valley is 40-60 miles wide from east to west and about 450 miles long from north to south and has a hot Mediterranean climate.

The Central Valley is one of the most productive agricultural areas in the world and provides more than half of the fruits, vegetables and nuts grown in the United States. More than 230 crops are grown there, including oranges, olives, peaches, pomegranates, figs, kiwifruit, lemons, strawberries, tomatoes, almonds, grapes, cotton, apricots, and asparagus. The Valley also grows a wide variety of Asian vegetables, primarily for export markets.

The PG’s stayed in a lovely b&b during the visit. It is an old farm house, built in the late 1800’s and owned by the same family every since. Large groves of Valencia orange trees surround the farm buildings, houses and b&b.

The owners have included a lot of lovely touches inside and outside of the old farmhouse. Photos of a few follow:






8 Comments to “Last Vacay Photos”

  1. The central valley is far enough from the ocean that it gets very hot during the summer. California’s capitol city is there, and the residents are complaining about tech refugees…


  2. Beautiful as always, PG.

  3. Thank you. The pics are beautiful, and I hope the entire vacation matched them in charm. I read your column every day, and I appreciate your willingness to call publishers liars when they guild the lilly about publishing when they only represent the New York publishing House fraction.

  4. Looks fantastic PG. If I ever get to the US some of the regional parts of California would be on my list, as well as national parks elsewhere.

    I like the photo with the autumnal leaves best.

  5. Good shots. I really like the elf peaking out of the leaves. That could be the basis of a very nice book cover (although you might need a property release – but you would know more about that than me).

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