‘WANT TO WALK UP the creek, kids?” Grandkids Freddie and Gilly and I were “fishing” (Actual time hook was in water: Under four minutes) at Beaver Creek in Calaveras Big Trees. “Sure, Grandpa!” They started up the creek.

MY IDEA was to walk ALONG the creek. Their idea was to walk IN the creek, which we did. For over a mile upstream. “This is AMAZING, Grandpa!” Life is good.

PRICE REDUCED! 501 Falls Avenue is now $339,950. Three-bedroom home plus a studio apartment with full bath! Over 1640 square feet of living area! Great setup for a family who needs separate in-law quarters or a place for an adult child. Call John DuBois at 371-9664 for details or for a private showing.

THIRTEEN YEARS AGO, I helped Kelly Jackson buy a nice Lodi home. Last week, I bid her goodbye as she headed for the east coast and a new life close to her far-flung family. Thanks for your trust in me (and in John DuBois), Kelly! Another happy beginning.

COMING SOON: The last time I had a super-sharp home with this floor plan listed it lasted five days on the market. Four-bedroom two and a half bath on a HUGE lot! POOL! The unveiling is next week!

LISTED YESTERDAY! 8326 North El Dorado in Stockton is your BEST VALUE in a single-family starter home! This three-bedroom two-bath home is clean and sharp with NEW CARPET and fresh paint! Two-car garage far back from the street. $259,950. We suggest you HURRY on this one. Going, going...

SUMMER IS WANING, but there’s still time to get outside and PLAY! Go walk up a creek.