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Ginger Dingus’ article and photos about two recent BATW adventures – sailing aboard the Mathew Turner and visiting Angel Island – is  featured on Check it out:

Candy B. Harrington and Charles Pannell recently released their newest national park access guide, California National Park Road Trips for Wheelchair-Users and Slow Walkers ( Not only does this guidebook give slow walkers and wheelchair-users the practical information needed to build a California road trip itinerary, but it also offers been-there-done-that suggestions for unique things to see and do along the way. Says Harrington, “I’ve been road tripping through California for most of my life, so I know where to get the best Half Dome views, how to snag a Muir Woods reservation and what’s the best spot to stop along the Mendocino coast for a secluded  picnic. And I’ve included those suggestions — along with access details — in this title.” Also included are accessible lodgings, trails, attractions and must-sees in California’s seven accessible national parks. Review copies are available from Candy at

Change is constant, and although corporate member, Molly Blaisdell, has had a great run of nearly thirty (yes 30) years at the helm of her own Hook, Line & Thinker agency, she has joined the ranks of the fully employed. While she will continue to “pilot” Hook, Line & Thinker, Molly has joined the crew at Wagstaff. Many of you have worked with her colleagues over the years, and now Molly hopes to continue providing excellent resources to BATW and our individual members. At the present time, Molly is working on the following accounts: The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco; The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay; Thompson Denver Hotel; El Capitan Hotel and Mainzer Theater in Merced, CA; Sightline Hospitality (B2B); Hotel Versailles in Versailles, Ohio.

If you have any interest in any of Molly’s current assignments or are in need of resources beyond her own client roster, please contact her directly. She may be reached for Wagstaff business at

Her BATW membership is through Hook, Line & Thinker, in which case she may be reached at

Ginny Prior had two publishes features in June. She collaborated on Make a Splash: East Bay Beaches, Lakes and Pools for Diablo Magazine and a piece on the downtown San Jose for the Bay Area NewsGroup.



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