As I’ve mentioned before, back in January of this year a few large chunks of the bluffs came crashing down onto the American River Bike Trail near Negro Bar State Park. There have been a few more minor slides in the same area since then, and the word is that repairs may not even commence until sometime during the summer. […]
Spring flowers are popping out everywhere as the weather continues to warm up, so this week I thought I’d share an episode of California’s Gold in which Huell visits some incredibly beautiful and colorful spring flower blooms. Enjoy! One of Huell’s favorite things is when California blooms anew, bringing forth a striking display of flowers. Huell visits three places across the […]
I didn’t make it out to the Roseville flea market today as planned, but I still hope to go tomorrow. Besides produce of every description and all the other fascinating items on sale, there’s the fun atmosphere, plenty of exercise walking the grounds, and the irresistible aroma of fresh roasted peanuts! So until I can get back to the auction, here’s a […]
A week ago I took part in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge themed Crawling or Flying; so when I noticed that this episode of California’s Gold had to do with things that crawl, I couldn’t resist sharing it! Join Huell and encounter the endangered kangaroo rat at Carrizo Plain Natural Area, considered the best example of the fragile ecosystem in the San […]
Thanks again to everybody for sharing these memories with me. Next week, we’re off on a 1978 road trip to British Columbia via Oregon and Washington State. See you then!
First of all, I’d like to wish all my readers a very happy winter holiday season, whether it be Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Mawlid, or Christmas! In this holiday special, Huell celebrates the holidays with the descendants of the original Cornish Carol Choir of Grass Valley. Join them as they reenact their 1940 concert of traditional Cornish Christmas Carols, which took place 2,000 […]
I met Kenny last July as he sat in front of the local CVS chain drugstore. He complimented my car (a 1972 Chevy El Camino), and I complimented his guitar. We chatted for a few minutes, and he told me he spends a lot of time around Negro Bar. When I confessed I was working on learning to play the mandolin, he offered me a few helpful tips from the depths of his experience. That was four months ago and I haven’t run into him since then; but the other day when the Big Guy happened to mention he’d recently seen a man sitting under the Lake Natoma Crossing playing guitar, I wondered if it might be Kenny. And I suddenly remembered that Kenny had invited me to look for his videos on YouTube. I’ve never had to worry about not having a roof over my head, but I know that, in different circumstances, any of us might find ourselves in a similar situation. Today, the weather here is windy, cold and very wet. I’m really hoping that Kenny is warm and safe somewhere.