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Treasures: January 2014

Take delight in a laughing lady in California and Red Baron's ride in Oregon.

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Laffing Sal lets you in on the joke at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Long a lively fixture at San Francisco’s Playland, Laffing Sal now cackles at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. A family sleepover March 28 and 29 includes dinner, breakfast, rides, games, and more. (831) 423- 5590,

A favorite of both Peanuts fans and World War I aviation buffs, this replica of the Fokker Dr.I triplane flown by “Red Baron” Manfred von Richthofen soars among dozens of notable aircraft at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Ore. AAA members save $4 on admission. (503) 434-4185,

Photography courtesy of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

This article was first published in January 2014. Some facts my have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.