California Missions, Part 9

Today I have an image of each of the three missions featured in Wednesday’s post, San Francisco de Asis, San Rafael Arcangel, and San Francisco Solano. Although I’ve never visited them, these three missions have been more interesting to me, partly because they are all in Northern California. These three missions perfectly illustrate the widely varying fortunes of California’s historic […]

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Another San Francisco flashback

I’m actually sort of shocked to realize how many photos of San Francisco I have in my archives that I’ve never shared on the blog! For example, the image above, taken inside Fort Point in November 2018 — I found it by accident, lurking in my WordPress image library but never published. I guess I really need to go back […]

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Memory Monday, Week 124

June 1979 — Back in August 2017 (beginning with Memory Monday, Week 39) I shared the photos I took during my family’s 1979 road trip through Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada. But missing from my collection were any images from our visit to Vancouver, B.C. — so I’m very happy that my mom recently discovered these photos that she […]

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The art of endurance

I recently finished listening to an audiobook called Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, written by Andrea Warren. Norman Mineta was born and grew up in San Jose, California; in 1942 he was an 11-year-old Cub Scout when he and his family were sent to Heart Mountain War Relocation Center in Wyoming. After the war his family were very […]

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The Adventure Continues… Auburn

Every time I pass by Auburn’s old courthouse I want to stop and take pictures, but up until now I’ve never managed to¬† actually do it. And even though a few things have changed in Auburn’s historic district since this episode of Road Trip first aired in 2003, watching Huell make the rounds has motivated me all over again. I’m […]

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Miwok village

I’ve been spending a lot of time going through my old photos lately, and I’m amazed at how many of them were shot away from home — in the Sacramento Delta, along the Sonoma Coast, or at Clear Lake among other places. These images date from February 2001, when I took a day trip with the Big Guy to the […]

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