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Marc Ricketts is a writer/photographer who has not yet outgrown roller coasters, and provides news and information about San Francisco Bay Area destinations. Mark's columns can frequently be found on MiceChat in our Weekend Updates.
Chowder is the Soup Santa Cruz Loves the Best 2015 Clam Chowder Cook-off By Marc Ricketts A blue sky waited in Santa Cruz that day, The clouds later arrived, but that was OK, We were happy, of course, that the rain stayed away, Because we...
Beyond the Coast on California’s Channel Islands By Marc Ricketts As the cold of winter starts seeping into one’s very bones, the mind can’t help but picture far away isles filled with the scent of blossoms in the rainforests which are...
Here's Marc Ricketts' last photo report of the year. I want to personally thank him for treating us this year to some great articles about the amusement parks and other attractions in the San Francisco Bay area and beyond!...
I was surprised to learn that the charming little park know as Gilroy Gardens is open during the winter season. Marc Ricketts reports on their holiday light show. ~~Rick Holiday Lights Bring a Sparkle to Gilroy Gardens by Marc Ricketts Theme...
Today Marc Ricketts presents a stunning photographic essay on California's Death Valley, the lowest, hottest and driest area in North America. Marc posits that Death Valley likely inspired Disney Imagineers on many of their projects throughout the years. Death...
A Day By Near The Bay Lake Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Kennywood Park by Marc Ricketts Recently I took the family to a part of the country that is new to us, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Last time we took a...
A Day by the Bay Lake Coasting above Lake Erie at Cedar Point by Marc Ricketts When I’m writing about destinations near the San Francisco Bay, they are usually places with which I’m familiar, and with our various parks, have...
Just in time for the Halloween season, a new attraction has opened at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. Marc Ricketts takes us on a tour of The San Francisco Dungeon: Take a Walk on the Dark Side. ~~Rick The San Francisco...
Here's Part Two of Marc Ricketts photo essay on the enigmatic Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Park in Vallejo, California. You can get caught up on Part One of this report HERE. ~~Rick Before we carry on I’ll pass along that...
Continuing his series on San Francisco Bay area parks, Marc Ricketts brings us a two-part photo essay on Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. This park has weathered economic ups and downs as well as a 55 mile move north forced...
Here's part two of Marc Rickett's visit to Gilroy Gardens including some photos of the world famous Circus Trees. If you didn't catch part one yesterday, you can get caught up HERE. ~~Rick Gilroy Gardens: One Man Dreamed of Trees...
Marc Ricketts has been traveling around the Bay Area and again shares one of his awesome photo essays. Join us as we visit Gilroy Gardens (formerly Bonfante Gardens). We have part one for you today and check back with...
Marc Ricketts continues his visit to California's Great America. You can read part one . ~~Rick California's Great America by Marc Ricketts Water and boats are a necessary component of every park. Behind that splash above is a glimpse of Boomerang Bay,...
Weekend Update contributor Marc Ricketts takes us to California's Great America amusement park located in Santa Clara, California. A product of the Marriott Company's ill-fated foray into the theme park business and now operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company,...
The Zelinksy family's collection of coin operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines, known as the Musee Mechanique, is one of the largest in the world. Most of the items in the collection are in their original working...
I'm pleased to announce that Weekend Update contributor Marc Ricketts is back with a series of articles from the San Francisco Bay area. Today we'll visit the venerable Giant Dipper Roller Coaster on the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz. At...