Twaddle Ranch -
We had to take the detour from Old 395 to Parker Ranch Road, then went under the new freeway (580) and turned left on "something ranch road?" and then followed directions to Bowers Mansion...and then beyond to the Twaddle Ranch.
There is no sign that says it is Twaddle Ranch, but there is a little park just before it. Just look for the old ranch buildings, climb over the old falling down wood fence, and enjoy the scene. Here are some pictures:
|Carolyn's painting in progress|
Thomas Creek Trailhead -
We parked by Thomas Creek and found great views to paint very close to the car. Now that kids are back in school, the parking area was empty. Eventually a bicyclist drove in, and later a couple of people to walk dogs. I seem to attract dogs! Big, lovable, goofy dogs! After he was let out of the car he gallumped over to me at full throttle and I had to quickly pick up my art stuff on the ground where he might tread on the way for a splash in the creek. (Why me????)
Here's some pictures: