June-July 1979 — We had started out from Vancouver, British Columbia, early on the morning of June 30 and caught one of the B.C. ferries, the Queen of Saanich, which carried us to Swartz Bay, outside Victoria. Our plan was to board the ferry Coho in the morning and reach Port Angeles by around noon. But things didn’t go quite […]
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 […]
June 1979 — Back in August 2017 (beginning with Memory Monday, Week 39) I shared the photos I took during my family’s 1979 road trip through Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada. But missing from my collection were any images from our visit to Vancouver, B.C. — so I’m very happy that my mom recently discovered these photos that she […]
I confess that not all this week’s images are from Mexico, so it’s a bit of a mixture of Mexico Monday and Memory Monday — but they are the last of the slides grouped together in small boxes, so I present them here today. I’ll start off with pictures from a holiday trip I took with my mom and dad […]
This week, my images date from 1976 and 1978 — both summers my dad traveled on his own to Mexico to join Frank Gonzales’ team. Only a few years earlier, I had been the small child standing in the front of the team; now Frank’s two young daughters, Lisa and Gina, became the group mascots. On this particular day, they […]
Last week I wrote that it would be my last week sharing images from the orphanage near Puerto Vallarta — but I forgot I still had three more small boxes of slides to go through, and at least a couple of the pictures here clearly depict the area around the orphanage. I don’t have captions for these images, but going […]
This week, my final bunch of slides from the orphanage near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The building above appears to be a church and may have been located near the orphanage. You might not be able to make it out, but there’s a sign on the back of the big bus that says “God Squad.”
At the orphanage, located near Puerto Vallarta, everybody worked together to get the job done. These slides don’t have any written captions, but it’s clear to see the effort and cooperation it took just to complete a mundane chore like laundry. I really love how everybody is smiling as they work together.
Here are a few more images from my dad’s 1976 church trip to the orphanage near Puerto Vallarta, along with the captions he provided.