I think it was April 1980 when I went along with my parents, my sister, and my niece and nephew to visit the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Sadly, I barely paid any attention to the other historic ships because I was much too enthralled by the Star of India; I shared my photos from that day in October 2018 […]
This week, in honor of the holidays, I’m sharing some very nostalgic images dating from 1978 through the mid 1980s. I’m still working out exactly where and when some of them were shot, but they feature my niece and my two nephews surrounded by family and having fun with some new toys. Here’s hoping you are all finding ways to […]
I was going to start off this week with pictures from the early 1980s but decided instead to go further back in time — to the 1950s! I’m not sure how this particular group of images relate to each other, but they were in a bunch and are from about the same time frame. I’ve never visited Shasta Dam, but […]
June 1979 — Our exploration of Vancouver, B.C., continued after we left Deer Lake Park; from there we drove about 12 miles northwest to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. At the time, I had no appreciation of the size and beauty of the city of Vancouver, sitting between the Strait of Georgia and a number of lakes and mountains. But […]
August 2000 — A few more views of the inside of the former storefront (continued from last week), and a last look at Albia, Iowa. Next week, the train trip home!
August 2000 — More scenes from my mom’s visit to Albia, Iowa, where she got to meet and spend time with several family members for the first time. Mom took flying lessons in Washington State as a teenager and earned her private pilot’s license, so she’s always ready to check out a small plane or two! I love the photos […]
August 2000 — Family gathering in Albia, Iowa.
On her first trip back to Iowa in 2000, my mom spent a week and a half getting to know her half-brother, Everett, and his family. There were so many wonderful people to meet, and she also had the chance to revisit some familiar places from the years she spent there as a child. Of course, it still wasn’t nearly […]
August 2000 — That big smile on my mom’s face is because she was about to board Amtrak’s California Zephyr and travel to Iowa for a visit with her long-lost brother and his family. Like me, she loves riding the train, and she had something really special to look forward to at the other end of the track! I was […]