British executives representing Hollister Co. stores in the UK suffered through a horrific 48hr ordeal when they accidentally traveled to Hollister California, mistaking it for the origin of the eponymous clothing brand. “Instead of landing in a West Coast surfer’s paradise,”. A regional vice president from Bristol: “we found ourselves roaming the streets of a town straight out of Lovecraft. Creepy backwoods people, twisted homes, uneven streets that led nowhere. It was just awful.”

Mr. Hunter took a walk on the wild side when he hung out at the Hollister Bike Rally. A 1947 biker street party in Hollister inspired the Marlon Brando movie, The Wild One. Hollister, California

Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Pinnacles National Park, Hollister, California

California 1987 trip from LA and the Dodgers to San Francisco and the Giants to just below LA to the Angels and all beautiful points in between. Trip was celebration for unloading house payment on a house we hadn't lived in for 4 years and visit with mom, brother and friends.

A really awesome list of 225 things to do before you die. Could be fun!

Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, CA

Here are 10 European cities where you'll get the most bang for your buck, along with the average amount you should plan on dropping for the weekend.

Hearst Castle

Sunshine love



Pinnacles National Park, Hiked here yesterday :)

Surfer crossing

Casa De Fruta in Hollister, California. Practically grew up here:) links to amazing California blog.

Best vacation ever!!!!! Memories of volcanos, surfers, flowers, birds, beaches, flowers, monkeys, luaus, dolphins, flowers, bamboo forests, trees, flowers........

Montage Laguna Beach

Top 10 Cities in Europe: Readers' Choice Awards 2014... I will visit all 10, so far just one but the second booked for Mrach!


Hearst Castle

Haunted California: The Haunted Locations of Gilroy, Hollister, Morgan Hill and Salinas by Jeffrey Fisher. $2.99. 14 pages. This guide offers information on all of the haunted locations in Gilroy, Hollister, Morgan Hill and Salinas, California. Each location includes information on its history, and the spirit(s) believed to haunt the property. Show more Show less