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March 2011

New California Delta Ferry Arrives at Last

This Real McCoy is the (2nd) Real McCoy

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At long last the Real McCoy II ferries into our lives.
Friday, February 25, 2011 at 9:30a.m. the new ferry
will be christened and put into service between Rio Vista
and Ryer Island. The old-faithful, Real McCoy I....the real,
Real McCoy will become just a warm, friendly memory.
Come take a ride on the next generation of ferries
that will, hopefully, continue to provide transporation
for decades and to many future generations of Delta visitors.Real  McCoy

Read more about the Delta ferries.


So Special at Wilbur Hot Springs

Guest Chef Weekend at Wilbur with Chef Charlie Cascio and Company February 25-27, 2011

Signs of Wilbur Feet in Rock Join Wilbur Hot Springs and Chef Charlie for a weekend of healthy, delicious gourmet meals priced at just $150.00 per person (price excludes lodging).

About the Chef: Charlie has cooked throughout Europe, including Germany, France, Belgium, and Spain. He has worked as a personal private chef and has been head chef for numerous restaurants. Charlie has taught natural food cooking seminars to individuals, restaurants, and health professionals throughout Europe and the United States.

He continues to cook for large conventions to develop natural health food products and recipes, and to teach courses on cooking, including cooking with raw foods.

Charlie worked as the head chef and kitchen manager for the Esalen Institute, in Big Sur, California from 1998 through 2004 and continues to work for Esalen as a consultant and instructor. He lives on the northern California coast on a self-sustaining organic farm where he raises his own vegetables, chickens, goats, and honeybees and makes his own cheeses and olive oil.

To make reservations, or for more information, please call (530) 473-2306. 

Wilbur Hot Springs is includes in "Top Ten Plus One"


Winter Fun in California's Tuolumne County

A Chilly Good Time this Winter in Tuolumne County

Senior Winter Challenge & Festival February 24th - 27th
February 24 – 27 exciting four-day weekend packed with both competitive and non-competitive Alpine and Nordic races, an All-Mountain Adventure Challenge, Wine Tasting, Live Music, Fireworks, Brewfest, Kids Activities and much more! Mark your calendars because this year's Senior Winter Challenge & Festival is coming to you with a whole new celebration. This event is a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser.

Dodge Ridge Wintersports offers affordable boarding, skiing and snowshoeing all winter long. Only 1-2 hours from the Central Valley or 2-3 hours from the Bay Area and points north.

For another adventure - - Leland High Sierra Snowplay has tubing and sledding in a safe and comfortable environment.

Ice Skating at Long Barn Lodge

ImageThe historic Long Barn Ice Rink is open for the winter and this year they are offering an added value - $5.00 to skate on Fridays!

Bring the family and stay in one of their quaint cabins or one of 20 comfortable motel rooms. Long Barn Lodge is a wonderful place for a winter family gathering.

Come find joy in Tuolumne County's winter wonderland.