We had the opportunity to spend the 4th of July weekend in Kirkwood. A friend has a condo there. Kirkwood is a resort town about 3.5 hours north-east of San Francisco, in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
It is really beautiful up there. Emmitt (our dog) had one of the best times of his life exploring a giant meadow. He was a happy dog. We rode the chair-lift to the top of the mountain, it was a spectacular view.
[ www.kirkwood.com ]