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 10

Each week, I’ve been trying to group the images together in ways that make sense, but the current slide carousel is completely mixed up, chronologically speaking — I’m not sure if there was a reason.  So I’ve decided to finish up the current wheel (and the 1950s) by sorting the remaining slides into two categories: Places (this week) and People (next week). […]

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Memory Monday, Week 9

Sitting just north of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach is the famous Cliff House Restaurant.  It has a complicated and fascinating history and is currently on its fifth incarnation.  The first Cliff House was built in 1853 by one of California’s more colorful Gold Rush characters, Sam Brannan.  In the 1956 photo below, you can just see the top and rear of […]

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Memory Monday, Week 8

Back in 1956, the Harbor Queen was a familiar site on San Francisco Bay and a very hot tourist attraction.  The Red and White Fleet had its origins all the way back in 1892 — travelers and commuters relied on the ferry boats prior to construction of the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge.  The company later expanded to […]

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Memory Monday, Week 7

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; […]

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Memory Monday, Week 5

Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite, in 1951: View of the Yosemite Valley: Half Dome, 8,842 feet (2,695 meters): The bottom and left photos are labeled “Over  Tioga Pass.”  The Tioga Pass area, on the eastern side of Yosemite, is full of hiking trails and sights such as  Tenaya Lake and the Tuolumne Grove of ancient Sequoias. With this photo — a view of Echo […]

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Memory Monday, Week 4

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 […]

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