Big Sur Village Welcomes Visitors

Big Sur Village Welcomes Visitors

As you cruise down Highway One from California’s Monterey Peninsula, you can’t help but feel the excitement building up inside you. Those photos you have seen of the magnificent beauty of Big Sur are suddenly coming to life, appearing even better in person. The dramatic Santa Lucia Mountains to the left are sprinkled with yellow, white and magenta wildflowers. To the right, powerful waves crash onto the rocky coastline as cows graze with their calves in the lush green pasture. It truly is what poet Robinson Jeffers has described as the “greatest meeting of land and water in the world.”

“From hiking along the breathtaking coast and wildflowers at Garrapata State Park to driving across the iconic Bixby Bridge to staying in a cabin amongst the giant redwood trees, Big Sur is such a special place where visitors can unplug, relax and enjoy nature’s magnificent handiwork,” says Tammy Blount, President and CEO of the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCCVB)…

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New Patriot Floorless Coaster To Open at California’s Great America Saturday, April 1

New Patriot Floorless Coaster To Open at California’s Great America Saturday, April 1

California’s Great America opens its 2017 season on March 25 and will introduce an array of new attractions, entertainment and dining experiences. Patriot, the first floorless coaster in the park’s history, will make its official park debut on Saturday, April 1.

Patriot will take riders to a nine-story height before plummeting them into a 360-degree loop and a series of hairpin turns. The floorless ride will include state-of-the-art blue and white floorless trains positioning guests with their feet dangling inches above the track…

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Party with Nature in Morro Bay this Spring Break

Party with Nature in Morro Bay this Spring Break

American actor Robin Williams must have been thinking of Morro Bay, CA when he so aptly said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” This year, rain or shine, Morro Bay, is the place to party over spring break offering the best in family fun and special packages.

Outdoor activities include the brand new Morro Bay Bike Park, a fun and exciting BMX Bike Park, or kayaking and paddle boarding the bay to party with sea life, or rent a surrey or beach cruiser and cycle out to the iconic Morro Rock. Indoor activities in Morro Bay include the interactive Museum of Natural History, located in Morro Bay State Park, right next to the Cormorant and Heron Rookery – a virtual year-round ecological party with birds. Stop by one of several educational museums and centers along the Embarcadero and party with the world’s biggest skateboard at the Morro Bay Skateboard Museum, or view aquariums of steelhead trout and eelgrass, and 3-D images of the estuary at the Estuary Nature Center. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Morro Bay Kite Festival, a FREE annual event for kite enthusiasts and families hosted on the beach just north of Morro Rock.

Visit www.morrobay.org for more information.


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Oregon Introduces New Scenic Bikeway

Oregon Introduces New Scenic Bikeway

Oregon’s newest Scenic Bikeway showcases the vivid color palette of the Painted Hills. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission formally approved designation of the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway in its Feb. 24 meeting in Portland, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and Travel Oregon announced.

The Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway loops through the multi-colored John Day Fossil Beds on 130 miles, connecting the communities of Fossil, Service Creek, Spray, Kimberly and Mitchell. Viewed from a bicycle seat, riders can see millions of years of history revealed in the layers of earth, one color at a time.

The hills get their name from the delicately colored stratifications in the soil—layers of yellows, golds, blacks and reds formed millions of years ago by shifting volcanic islands. A closer look reveals ancient plant and wood fossils.

The Scenic Bikeway program is a superb collection of cycling routes that inspires people to experience Oregon’s natural beauty and cultural heritage by bicycle, and that offers economic and social benefits to the state’s communities and residents.

Scenic Bikeways represent the best of the best road bicycle riding in all of Oregon. The Painted Hills route is no exception. Most of the designated Bikeways, including the Painted Hills, use existing, paved roads. As the 15th designated bikeway in the Oregon Scenic Bikeway program, the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway brings the total mileage of bikeways to more than 1,000 miles.

 

All the information bicyclists needs to plan their ride can be found on RideOregonRide.com, including a printable map, GPS data, camping and other accommodations and amenities along the route.


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Traffic Delays For Construction Work on I-5 in Oregon

Traffic Delays For Construction Work on I-5 in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation is reporting that construction work on I-5 will result in traffic delays.

Expect daytime lane closures on highway and off ramp with flagger control. Watch for construction activity around interchange. Use caution.

The I-5 Kuebler Interchange Project (I-5, exit 252) will address the increasing congestion at the interchange by modifying the existing southbound off ramp, which will decrease the conflicts at Kuebler that have caused back-ups on I-5 southbound. The new ramp will meet modern standards and contain excess capacity. The project will also add a westbound to southbound I-5 loop on ramp and modify the eastbound to southbound I-5 on ramp.

Estimated traffic delays under 20 minutes.


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