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The land rich in culture and history:-)

California is where I was born and mostly raise at.

People make fun of California the state of fruits and nuts, a very derogative term, fail to realize that many Californians are transplants from other states who have migrated here to experience employment, the sunshine, beaches, surfing, skiing, hiking, fishing, famous mountain parks such as Yosemite and Giant Redwoods, Hollywood, Disneyland, and the list can go on. We Californians are pretty much laid back. We are proud of our state and all it has to offer:)

California is just more than the glizz of Hollywood and LA. There are vast ranges of land with rollings hills and have so many beautiful parks that are considered the best in world. So visit and explore:)

The Golden State

California agriculture experienced a nearly three percent increase in the sales value of its products in 2012. The state’s 80,500 farms and ranches received a record $44.7 billion for their output last year, up from $43.3 billion in 2011 and $37.9 billion during 2010. California remained the number one state in cash farm receipts with 11.3 percent of the US total. The state accounted for 15 percent of national receipts for crops and 7.1 percent of the US revenue for livestock and livestock products.

California’s agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities. The state produces nearly half of US-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables. Across the nation, US consumers regularly purchase several crops produced solely in California.

California’s top-ten commodities for 2012 are:
Milk — $6.9 billion
Grapes — $4.449 billion
Almonds — $4.347 billion
Nursery plants — $3.543 billion
Cattle, Calves — $3.299 billion
Strawberries — $1.939 billion
Lettuce — $1.448 billion
Walnuts — $1.349 billion
Hay — $1.237 billion
Tomatoes — $1.170 billion

Top Export Markets(in millions $)
1 Canada~3,049
2 European Union~2,214
3 China/Hong Kong~1,382
4 Japan~1,415
5 Mexico~661
6 South Korea~577
7 India~360
8 United Arab Emirates~341
9 Turkey~321
10 Taiwan~249

Here are some great sites to check out:
Welcome To California
National Park Service of California
Here is a way to get a free guide to California Tourism:
California Tourism
California Facts

On the road to Bodie

While traveling along Highway 108, you pass through the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountian range. I can't tell you how beautiful and peaceful it is. Had to stop off and spend the night in a very small town called Bridgeport on our way to visit Bodie.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The state of sunshine and opportunities:-)
  • Cons:Hmmm, all states have their faults, you decide!
  • In a nutshell:I am proud to be from California! Please visit us!
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  • wabat's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Dee, just started my journey on this wonderful page. Will be back for more .. So much to see and do outside the major state sites.

  • kris-t's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    great page! Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort looks so cozy. Thanks for visiting our Russia page

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    Excellent page so far! Already, from a lot of your tips, there are plenty that interest me if ever we get there Back for more of the excellent page!

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Sep 2, 2013 at 4:12 PM

      Still going! Will have to take your tips with me if we ever go to California!

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Sep 11, 2013 at 4:58 AM

      I have eventually finished your wonderful Californian pages. Lots and lots to see that is of interest to me.

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    Jun 11, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    I have only visited San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego (and a few places inbetween). There are so much to see in California and I should defenitely come back one day. Great tips Dee! Just came back to read the rest of the page!

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2012 at 2:30 AM

    Wonderful tips and photos. So many museums and things to do here :)

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Amazing travel pages on California with so many beautiful photographs. California indeed has lots of great tourist attractions. We will certainly visit Los Angeles and San Diego one day. Thanks for your visit to our Sweden travel pages. ~ho & pang

  • kris-t's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Thanks for your visit to our Ontario page. Excellent California tips. Very interesting. Will be back for more...

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Enjoy browsing through your tips Dee. Well done completing the Palm Springs Tramway. I know how you feel, I could not walk on the glass floor CN Tower Toronto, but mastered the Shanghai TV Tower last week.

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    Apr 2, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Me again, coming back to look at some of your more recent Things to Do tips. California really seems inexhaustible, since you keep finding more and more interesting places. I think it's fascinating when places are preserved in a state of "arrested decay".

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    Mar 31, 2011 at 12:27 AM

    Good to be visiting your informative pages again ! Ron Reagan is the type of "Man" the world needs today ;-)))

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