Below, just a few of the things I’ve noticed recently alongside of or near Highway 1 in Mendocino County — specifically, in the small town of Point Arena.
Just when I had given up on Memory Monday, I cleaned out my desk and discovered a stack of prints I had completely forgotten about. A bit over 20 years ago, in late July 2003, the Big Guy and I rented a car and drove over to the coast near Fort Ross State Park to stay in our then-favorite little […]
Arthur Harold Beal was a true California character, the creator of a one-of-a-kind house that in 1986 was designated California Historical Monument #939. Huell’s visit to the site originally aired on September 25, 2002. Unfortunately, the house was sold in 2022 and is currently listed as permanently closed. But because it was such a popular and quirky attraction, searching online […]
Even when I have a car available on one of our trips out of town, I usually like to be able to get out and explore on foot in the area where we’re staying. Sometimes the location offers no safe place for walking; but on our recent visit to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in June I did manage to get […]
For both the Big Guy and myself, our parents are growing older; and while they’re still mostly healthy, any time we can spend together with them becomes ever more precious. As their adult children now past the midpoint of our own lives, we cherish and appreciate all the more those memories and stories our parents are able to share with […]
Some images from our hike through the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve to the south shore of Grapevine Lake in Texas. We were there this past June — right before the record-breaking heat wave — and while we did suffer a bit of warm weather and high humidity (which we’re not used to), we really got very lucky, weather-wise. […]
Since we’re about to celebrate Independence Day, July 4th, in the U.S., I thought today I would share another handful of images from my vintage 1940s photo album. These are all black-and-white prints, with many of them professionally shot and sold as souvenirs. That’s the case with the pictures I’ve chosen for today; along with a few general views of […]
Staying in a small house near Middletown (south of Clear Lake), we knew to expect cats roaming the property. Now, I’m not sure anyone informed the cats we would be arriving; but luckily our furry landlords allowed us to stay, as long as we kept to ourselves and didn’t make too much noise.
When I chose to feature this hour-long episode of Visiting (original air date April 1998) I had no idea that, in addition to the two segments described below, it actually contained a surprise at the end — a couple of extra hidden gems from Huell’s 1998 Videolog series. I especially enjoyed seeing the hike into the San Gabriel Mountains near […]