A couple of weeks ago I posted an image of the Bayley house, a historic brick structure that sits beside Highway 49 not far from the town of Cool in El Dorado County. Last Friday, I went back for a closer look. Although the property is currently fenced off and seems abandoned, various attempts at restoration have been ongoing since […]
A view of the historic Bayley Hotel along Highway 49 in Pilot Hill.
I had never seen this 2006 episode of California’s Gold before, but once I realized there was a train trip involved I had to check it out! Huell actually travels over the border to the Mexican city of Tecate. But don’t worry if you’re not interested in sampling beer; besides touring the Tecate factory there’s a chance to explore the […]
I do not know what sort of building or buildings once stood on this site, on a point of land just north of where Sweetwater Creek enters Folsom Lake. This area is located on the South Fork of the American River near the Salmon Falls Bridge, and since the lake levels appeared to be rising on the day of this […]
I’d been hiking north for more than an hour, and the day was getting pretty warm. In fact, the sun was high overhead, and my stomach was telling me it was time to take a break and eat my sandwich and drink some cool water. The trouble was, I was walking along the lakeshore below the tree level. There was […]
I mentioned in a post a few days ago that due to the rising water level at Folsom Lake I missed out on seeing the old Salmon Falls Bridge out of the water. I’ve actually walked across that bridge in the past, but that was several years ago, and I don’t seem to have any photos of that excursion. This […]
This week I’ve chosen a couple of different videos. The first one is two years old, but I couldn’t resist the chance to experience a tour of the Statue of Liberty. I’ve never been to New York City and don’t really expect to find myself there in the future — but I love exploring historic places. And of course, a virtual trip up the stairs is a lot easier on the knees! My second video is short but extremely sweet.This six-year-old has a lovely voice and she does a great rendition of “Fly Me To The Moon.” Enjoy!
Summer 1978 — This week I have a few final slides from the last leg of our Canadian road trip, plus images from a visit to Hearst Castle that same year. I originally posted these pictures in early March 2017 for Memory Monday Week 16 and Week 17. First, though, I do want to (again) tell the story that I […]
I didn’t spend anywhere near enough time in the town of Upper Lake on my recent trip to Lake County, and I wish I had managed to shoot more pictures. It was my first outing of the day, and I was still undecided exactly where I wanted to go and what to see. But in between making a quick survey […]