Memory Monday, Week 14

June 1978 — We spent two very full days in Victoria, and I’m certain we still missed a lot of great sights there.  The Rolls Royce shown above was parked near the Royal London Wax Museum (which sadly, I just learned, was closed in September 2010); we didn’t pay to go inside, but I was entranced by the figure of […]

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Memory Monday, Week 13

June 1978 — We spent a couple of days in the area around Leavenworth, Washington — this was where my mom spent the happiest part of her childhood.  This small town is surrounded by towering mountains with alpine forests, close to Lake Wenatchee and the rushing Wenatchee River (Wenatchee means “boiling water”); it’s not surprising she still loves this place. After […]

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Memory Monday, Week 12

In the summer of 1978, I took a road trip with my parents from Sacramento to British Columbia, Canada.  We passed through Oregon and Washington State, making a few stops along the way to see the sites.  Sadly, back then I wasn’t much into photography — but I made up for that shortsightedness (slightly) by taking copious notes and keeping […]

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