I’m not familiar with any of the sights Huell visits in this hour-long episode of Road Trip, but I’ve definitely heard of the Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Since I recently featured this part of Northern California in my Memory Monday posts, I thought it would be nice to see them from Huell Howser’s perspective. All […]
San Francisco’s Salesforce Transit Center officially opened in the late summer of 2018 — but only six weeks later it was shut down again, due to the discovery of cracks in the structural steel girders. Although I’d already seen the exterior on previous visits to the city, I finally got a chance to explore the inside this past August. I […]
Joaquin Miller is a name that seemed only vaguely familiar to me until recently; in fact, he was — as Stephanie Benavidez tells Huell — California’s best kept secret. While Miller earned a reputation as something of a scoundrel and a frequent embellisher of the truth, he was also a gifted poet and one of our country’s first environmentalists. For […]
Sequim Bay, Washington State — Our next stop on this northbound road trip is Sequim Bay State Park, located in the northeastern corner of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. This may have been only a brief visit, since I can find only two images, both night shots. Below, you can just make out the shiny 1957 Plymouth Belvedere and the darker outline […]
A good number of people in my neighborhood enjoy keeping a few chickens in their back yards for a steady supply of quality eggs. A short way down the road, the town of Fair Oaks celebrates chickens by letting them wander free on the streets of Old Town and has held an annual Chicken Festival every September since 2005. But […]
This is one of those episodes that I was absolutely sure I had already shared; and I was reminded of it when I caught a glimpse of the tower in the first few minutes of the Road Trip episode I shared last week. I love checking out towers, although I’ve never visited this one. It’s yet another nearly forgotten roadside […]
Whenever I get the chance to travel between Sacramento and San Francisco on the train, I can never resist taking pictures out the window — especially where the tracks run along the shoreline of Suisun and San Pablo bays. There’s usually something interesting to see!