A frosty cold morning. Nobody around but a gentleman walking his dog. And a pair of boots waiting patiently on the trail, hoping that whoever abandoned them might return.
Huell visits the world’s first motel, the Motel Inn in San Luis Obispo; a stop at Pozo’s Saloon, a stagecoach stop, and chat with the last remaining citizen of Moy Mell, where a colony of people called Dunites lived in the sand dunes from the 1920s through the 1940s. When I think about the Central Coast of California, I tend to think […]
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of November 4, 2016. This week, share your own take on chaos, whether it’s the mess in your living room, a busy street crossing, a party on the verge of getting a little out of hand, or any other subject that celebrates a lack of (visual) control. It’s always a little […]
Constructed in the 1930s, the Colorado River Aqueduct is considered one of the greatest engineering projects in the world – bringing water to thirsty Southern Californians across over 200 miles of barren, remote desert. Starting at Lake Havasu, we trace the route the water follows through huge pipes, tunnels, canals and pumping plants. Along the way we meet the men […]
It’s hard for me to believe I’ve been doing this series for 14 weeks now! I’ve gone through most of my Dad’s slides from Mexico — but there’s still a few left, dated 1975 and later. This is my last bunch from the trips he made with Frank Gonzales and his team in central Mexico. I’m not sure what town this is; maybe […]
Despite the loneliness and despair that enveloped us, we made the best we could with the situation. I hope when you look at these you see the spirit of the people; people trying to reconstruct a community despite overwhelming obstacles. This, I feel, is the essence of these home movies — Dave Tatsuno, home movie maker This episode of California’s […]
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.” Apparently, there are some strict guidelines about which side of the lake you’re allowed to row on. And when you ignore those rules, especially when “you’re old enough to know better!” you’re going to get an earful from the coach.