My slides this week date from 1972 and ’73, although unfortunately I can’t offer much more information about them. I think I mentioned before that Frank Gonzales had the women wear a different color of dress each year — one year bright orange, one year bright green, and so on — and it would be so great to have a […]
My collection of slides from Mexico, especially the ones kept in boxes, have been shuffled and reshuffled so many times that sometimes it’s tough to figure out their proper sequence. So I’m always happy when I can discover images that clearly belong together. This week I have a few examples of paired images — including one slide that’s a repeat […]
We stopped in so many different places along the way in our travels from the various border crossings (Ciudad Juarez, Nogales, Laredo) to Mexico City and back. The highways were often long, narrow, and lacking in interesting scenery — at least from my childish perspective. On the city streets we drove over bumpy cobblestones and the dreaded speedbumps known as […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Anything Man Made.
Revisiting these slides from my childhood really makes me wish I had kept some sort of written diary so that I would have more than just very vague recollections of the many places I visited and all the wonderful people I met. Signs and billboards occasionally provide hints when they’re not too blurry to read. The billboard in the photo […]
This week my slides all date from the Summer of 1968; I think that was our first trip to Mexico, and it was a real adventure. I’m just sorry I can’t remember more of the details (since I was only about 7 at the time). It does seem to me that we spent more time in motels — and in […]
If you’ve ever traveled through a desert, especially in the summertime, you know what a relief it can be to find a nice cool spot to get out of the car and stretch your legs, to get something cold to drink, or even just to cast your eyes on something besides a wide, flat expanse! In this 2008 episode of […]
Even though I know there exists one more carousel full of family slides (from the 1980s) to share with you, due to current events I haven’t gotten round to visit my Mom and pick them up. I’ve known this for quite awhile — but it only occurred to me the other day that I do have on my hands a […]