I don’t know how the weather is in your location, but it would be an understatement for me to say I’ve really had enough of the summer heat! I’m already looking forward to the wintertime; so today I decided to feature a nice cool topic in this episode of California’s Gold, originally aired in April 2001. I’ve never gone ice […]
Here’s the final set of photos showing a squad of men of the US Air Force laboring in the mud of South Korea, trying to free up some heavy equipment. I can only assume they eventually managed to triumph over the sticky muck, since these images date from sometime in the early 1980s!
In this group of images it’s clear that both the big truck and the small earthmover are deeply mired in a sticky mudpit. I’m not sure who the photographer is, because Kenneth W., the original owner of the photo album, is visible (wearing sunglasses) in a number of the pictures. It seems pretty clear that the only option was grab […]
My next set of images from the Korea albums all relate to men, machinery, and a whole lot of mud. I shared a handful of similar photos back in late May 2022, when I first began digging into this stack of photo albums, but there are enough of them to take up the next couple of weeks. It’s impossible for […]
This week I have a few miscellaneous shots of what I’m guessing is the motor pool service in South Korea. Although I would love the backstory on one set of images in particular, the only information I have is a date stamped on the back of one photo. I’ve also included a couple of images showing some impressive teamwork.
Wind turbines do come in many different sizes, but one of the most frequent topics about these windmills is how difficult it is to get an accurate sense of their enormous size from the ground. In a later episode of California’s Gold (Windmills, originally aired in October 2021), Huell gets the chance to climb to the top of a windmill and take in the view; if you watched last week’s featured episode, you’ll remember Huell recalled this as probably his most frightening experience! But this week he gets a feel for the size of these mighty blades while staying firmly on the ground. This episode of Visiting originally aired April 15, 1998, and is not to be confused with an entirely different episode of California’s Gold also titled Wind (original air date April 1997). The Palm Springs wind farm is still operating and offers both guided golf cart tours and self-driving tours with curated audio provided. You’ve seen the giant windmills alongside the road to Palm Springs. Well now you can learn all about them with Huell as he gets a special “Wind Farm Tour” in an electric cart. One of only 6 wind farms in the world, this is a great place to learn about one of mankind’s earliest forms of energy. (Click on the linked image below to see the video.)
I shot a lot of photos when I visited the Sacramento History Museum in September 2017, so I’m not too surprised that I found quite a few I’ve never shared before. These are all part of the 1920s Kitchen and Agriculture exhibit. A few of the images have appeared in the blog in black-and-white, but I also like the original […]
I always enjoy the trip over to the coast, and I especially like sharing driving duties with the Big Guy; we’ve both agreed that I’m more patient in dealing with freeway frustrations. For years I avoided any driving on roads with a lot of twists and turns, especially along the coast — but these days I’m getting more comfortable in […]