As I promised last week, today’s Memory Monday features a series of post cards from scenic Northern California — specifically, the Feather River, the small town of Quincy in Plumas County, and Lake Tahoe. I’m not sure of the year these photos were taken, but you can probably make a few guesses based on the appearance of the cars! Memory Monday will be on a break next week while I decide what’s next!
The final segment of this series finds Huell visiting the border crossing into Mexico (where he makes friends with a drug-sniffing dog) and then exploring the town of Imperial Beach. Of course he stops to eat at the local hotspot and meets some of the town’s colorful characters before ultimately planting his small flag on California’s southwest corner. Huell finishes […]
The outside of the California State Capitol building is impressive, but the inside is pretty cool too. I was standing on the second floor beneath the rotunda when I took these pictures.
July 3, 1979 — Chemult, Oregon All the way north to Vancouver, B.C., and back we had overnighted at various KOA campgrounds; but along Highway 97 in the middle of Oregon there were no such places to be found. Instead, we stopped at Corral Springs Campground in the Fremont-Winema National Forest. The spot could best be described as primitive; there […]
Even if you’ve never heard of Studebaker automobiles, you’ve probably heard of Levi’s jeans. If you’re like me, you know that Levi’s had their origins during the years of the California Gold Rush. But I was amazed to learn the Studebaker story, from wooden wagons to wheelbarrows to 1950-era cars. This is a fun episode and a good reminder that […]
In 1969, Emerald Bay was designated a National Natural Landmark for its brilliant panorama of mountain-building processes and glacier carved granite. The natural beauty, geology and history of this unique island make it one of the highlights of any visit to the Lake Tahoe area – Emerald Bay State Park Originally this road was the Lincoln Highway, dedicated in 1913; […]
Coming home from our Christmas trip to Texas, I was so happy to get the window seat on the flight from Dallas-Fort Worth back to Sacramento! Usually I’m sitting on the aisle; and while that’s not so bad… well, there’s usually not much to look at. This time, I was ready with my trusty Finepix AX655 and spent at least […]
I’m a little bit late posting this week due to arriving home from my trip yesterday and having to do 4 loads of laundry while fighting with a sewer line blockage. I also had to run over to my mom’s and retrieve the bag I accidentally left in her car last night; it contained my wallet and ID, plus a […]
(Click to enlarge.) From 1909 until 1967, the California State Fair grounds were located at Stockton Boulevard and Broadway in south Sacramento; the State Fair was held there annually except for 1942 through 1947, when the army occupied the fairgrounds due to the war. Nowadays we have the more centralized Cal Expo fairgrounds, and there are few if any remnants of […]