Bonny Doon is located about 12 miles north of the University of California, Santa Cruz. The closest town is Felton, down in the San Lorenzo Valley, home of the Henry Cowell redwoods and the Roaring Camp Railroad. There is a rich diversity of life in the Monterey Bay area. You can find out what the local forecast says, and what the current view down at the beach is. I find this is quite handy for letting me know what I should bring to town, because the temperature can be as much as 25 degrees lower or higher than it is up here.
This is also earthquake country. The earth moves quite often here, but we don't feel it unless it is over about 3.5 on the Richter scale. Bonny Doon is located between fault lines, and is a fairly solid mountain (granite and sandstone), so we feel about as safe as one can feel here. Our house was only slightly damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake (we lost a window and some cracks developed on a tile deck). That was a 6.9 quake, centered about 14 miles southeast of us. In other parts of the county, many lost their homes entirely.
I have another home these days, where I live full-time, located on the island of Kaua`i, near Kilauea Town.
I have another home, located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near Mouth of Wilson, Virginia.
All of these places are special to me
My brother Gary Mussell also has a home page. I also have a page of photos of my Grandparents and Aunts and Uncles, as well as other family pictures.
We have a number of favorite WEB sites, related to our musical interests, as well as a gallery of photographs and stories about some of the musicians we have met over the years. We like the old-time mountain music! If you know of any links we missed, drop us a line so we can add them.
And thanks for stopping by!
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