One of my strong childhood memories is of riding in the car with my family as we traveled northwards on the shore of Clear Lake, heading to Fort Bragg on the California coast. Clear Lake was pretty much a mystery to me in those days; I saw very little of it — but I did see the low, arched, brown […]
As I drove east through the hills along Highway 20, heading home from Clear Lake, I wasn’t especially looking forward to the Interstate 5 leg of my trip. I had traveled that way so many times before; and even though that route would most likely have me home in less than 90 minutes, the scenery wasn’t very interesting. So as […]
I’m not sure precisely when this bridge was constructed (although the sign below does give a hint, I suppose). I do recall that back in the 1980s when I used to hike out along New York Creek with the Big Guy to fish off the shore of Folsom Lake, the bridge did not yet exist. A lot can change in […]
Last Monday, I wrote about climbing up the trail at Mt Konocti; but of course that was only half the story. As I limped my way up the road (at an elevation of roughly 3500 feet) toward Mary Downen’s cabin, I was marveling at the view through the old orchard and down into the valley below. I happened to turn […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
Just like Huell mentions at the start of this 2003 episode of Visiting, I’ve been to the Orange Empire Railway Museum too, “years and years ago.” My visit was back in June 1982; but even then this museum — now known as the Southern California Railway Museum — in Perris, California, was well established. It was started in 1958 and […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Point Your Camera Upwards.
I hiked up Mt Konocti alone, and I’ll admit there were a few moments when I wondered if I’d made a big mistake. It wasn’t that the trail was rough — but the climb was unrelenting, and I had to stop several times just to get my breath back. And then there was the pain in my left knee; it […]
June 1978 — We had reached Leavenworth, Washington, rather late in the afternoon on a Tuesday, with no time or energy to explore; and so we actually spent two nights at the KOA — with the Wenatchee River just a few steps from our campsite. I originally shared these images back in February 2017. In between window shopping among the […]