The lupine superbloom at Folsom Lake is currently drawing hordes of photographers and other folks from all over Northern California, causing massive traffic jams and parking problems in an area of the lake that’s normally very quiet. But what many people overlook (thankfully, I guess) is that, even in the middle of winter, there’s always plenty of beauty to be […]
Summer 1973 — These photos are from a trip my parents took to Hearst Castle and Solvang on the Central California coast, leaving us kids home. But don’t worry! A few years later they returned and took me along with them. Sadly, I don’t recall too much about Hearst Castle except that it was beautiful and overwhelming; I’d love to […]
This week, my images date from 1976 and 1978 — both summers my dad traveled on his own to Mexico to join Frank Gonzales’ team. Only a few years earlier, I had been the small child standing in the front of the team; now Frank’s two young daughters, Lisa and Gina, became the group mascots. On this particular day, they […]
This week, my final bunch of slides from the orphanage near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The building above appears to be a church and may have been located near the orphanage. You might not be able to make it out, but there’s a sign on the back of the big bus that says “God Squad.”
Here are a few more images from my dad’s 1976 church trip to the orphanage near Puerto Vallarta, along with the captions he provided.
I have three small boxes of slides with images from a trip — or maybe it was multiple trips — my dad took to an Mexican orphanage that our church was sponsoring. These pictures date from around 1976, and the first group of slides actually have short descriptions written on the frames which I’ve included here.
A few more images from Frank Gonzales’ birthdays in Mexico — basketball games inside prison, along with cake and gifts.
Here’s a group of images that my Dad shot during his trip to Mexico in July 1973; unfortunately, I don’t know the stories behind the pictures.