Since the Big Guy has been watching the National League playoffs, I’m sharing a few baseball-related items I saw when I visited the California Museum in downtown Sacramento. These were part of the temporary exhibit titled “California at Bat: America’s Pastime in the Golden State,” which runs through December 30, 2018. Nowadays, Sacramento’s minor league baseball team is the River […]
If you take a few hours to wander along the south bank of the American River Canyon below Folsom Prison, you’ll find plenty of history — and a lot of rocks. There are remnants of the old canal that ran from the original Folsom dam to the powerhouse, and you can also find Indian grinding holes overlooking the river. It’s […]
You don’t have to look very far from where I live to find forgotten bits and pieces of the area’s local industry. There’s plenty of old rusted pipeline in abandoned orchards and building foundations with iron bolts sticking out. But it’s not always so easy to learn the stories behind these small fragments. Sometimes it seems to me that most […]
Like me, you may have heard about recent efforts to split the state of California into two or three parts — in particular, separating Southern and Northern California. I was surprised to learn from this episode of Huell Howser’s Road Trip that if it weren’t for construction of the Old Ridge Route through the San Gabriel and Tehachapi Mountains, California […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Things People Play With. Technology may change, but people have always found ways to have fun!
This week I’m sharing a few more pictures from visits to San Diego in the early 1980s. I had (and still have) a serious fascination with historic sailing ships, so visiting the full-rigged ship Star of India at the Maritime Museum of San Diego was a serious thrill. Another popular tourist spot was the Point Loma Lighthouse; it’s definitely photogenic, as […]