I’ve visited the area around Clear Lake, California, quite a number of times over the past several years, and on so many of those trips I dearly wished I had the time to stop and explore Anderson Marsh State Park. This past May I finally managed to get there — in fact, I spent a couple of very enjoyable mornings […]
This week I chose a slightly different kind of adventure — a 2005 episode of Huell’s show Visiting in which he pays a house call in Bell Gardens and meets a very warm and convivial Cuban family. As if Neal and his family weren’t colorful enough, wait until you see the collection of over 500 vibrant red canaries that he […]
Salmon season is in full swing here in Northern California, and the Nimbus Fish Hatchery has been a very busy place lately. An impressive number of salmon are coming up the ladder this year, staff are hard at work with egg-taking, and visitors have been swarming the facility to watch all the activity. One of my vivid memories of childhood […]
Chicago 1957 — I originally shared these images back in December 2017 and January 2018. Every time I look through these pictures, my desire to visit Chicago and see the museum (and all the other sights) for myself gets stronger! This dollhouse, belonging to silent film star Colleen Moore, was built in 1928 and has been on display at the museum […]
I have never spent much time thinking about White Seabass, and I had never even heard of the Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute — but this 2008 episode of California’s Gold has plenty of both fun and educational information. Bill Ernst’s world record fish, which he speared while free diving, still stands as the largest and the oldest White Seabass; but […]
I originally shared these pictures in 2017 (see Memory Monday, Week 55). I’m not sure of the location of the first three images — my mom’s best guess was “somewhere in Pennsylvania.” The bottom two are from Niagara Falls and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
No matter how many times I gaze upon the Orangevale Palisades — or “the bluffs,” as I usually call them — I never fail to be impressed. In fact, it’s only just occurred to me to wonder whether their formation is entirely natural or if hydraulic mining may have played a part. Of course, I’m not the only one to […]