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Gypsy Journal RV: On the go all day

From the bloggers at Gypsy Journal RV.

We were up at 7:30 again, because we had a lot to see and do. and it’s a good thing we got such an early start, because we were on the go all day long.

First we drove 16 miles on a very narrow, very winding road to the Jack London State Historic Park.

My dad was a lover of books and I grew up with him reading me stories from his favorite authors, including Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, and Jack London. Probably best known for his books about Gold Rush Alaska, like The Call of the Wild and White Fang, London wrote over 20 novels and dozens of short stories. He was also a poet, a playwright, a rancher, a farmer, an adventurer, a war correspondent, an oyster pirate, and a social activist. And he accomplished all that before his untimely death at age 40!

London and his wife Charmian lived on a ranch in Glen Ellen that became the present-day Jack London State Historic Park, honoring the author and his life. After a stop at the Visitor Center, we walked the 3/4 mile trail to the gravesite where London and Charmian are buried, than another 1/4 mile to the ruins of the magnificent Wolf House that London had custom built, that was destroyed by fire just before the couple were to move into it.

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