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.
In early November 1996 I traveled from Sacramento to Redding via Amtrak bus to meet up with the Big Guy and see him compete in a pro-am fishing tournament put on by West Coast Bass. I took a few pictures while there — but sadly, none of my journey or the actual tournament (yeah, I’m not sure why, either). It’s […]
I was on my way to Japantown in San Francisco when I came across this row of beautiful old Queen Anne Victorians on Sutter Street. I’m sure all these houses would have fascinating stories to tell, but only one bears a sign naming its first — and possibly most famous — inhabitant, Captain John M. Cavarly. Captain Cavarly enjoyed a very […]
But round the castle a hedge of briar roses began to grow up. Every year it grew higher, till at last it surrounded the whole castle so that nothing could be seen of it, not even the flags on the roof — from Grimm’s Fairy Tales