I can hardly believe I haven’t already shared this episode of California’s Gold, since it’s one of my favorites! Even when I was much younger, the Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park in downtown Sacramento was always on my list of must-see places; so I had some very mixed feelings when it closed to the public in January 2015, so that […]
I only noticed this rather sad sight as I was about to leave Anderson Ranch SHP after my hike to the ridge and back. When I had arrived in the morning, the park’s gate wasn’t yet open, so I left my car along the side of nearby Anderson Ranch Parkway. At the end of this short street sits the Lake […]
This week I thought I’d share a few family pictures; some of these I’ve shared before, but I think they look better this time around! I’ve arranged them in more or less chronological order to show some of the changes we’ve gone through over the years.
It wasn’t all that long ago when I featured Huell Howser’s visit to the Anderson Marsh State Historic Park as my Wednesday post; at that time I mentioned it was on my list of places I definitely wanted to see for myself. Well, I finally got my chance last week! I actually visited the park on two separate days because […]
I almost stumbled into a bit of nearly forgotten history one sunny day last week, as I was hiking along the trail between Brown’s Ravine and Mormon Island at Folsom Lake. At the top of a prominent hill I was amazed to find stone foundations surrounding a large hole in the ground. It was obvious I wasn’t the only person […]
These days when we head off to spend Christmas with the Big Guy’s family, it means a 3-hour airplane ride to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. I do enjoy those trips, but sometimes I miss the days when his folks were living on Bay Farm Island in Alameda, only an hour or so away from our house via the freeway. We’d […]
North Texas, the day after Christmas 2018 — the wind was whipping a storm up from the southeast, dark clouds came rolling in, and heavy rain, with the frequent flash and boom of thunderstorms, was soon to follow.