Friday, November 27, 2015

Unusual Mailbox

One day, many years ago, Ben and I decided to take a drive down to Hollywood and Beverly Hills. We were driving around looking at the beautiful homes and mansions. We noticed that several of them had very unusual mailboxes. This was one of them.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Samoa Cookhouse

When my late husband Ben and I used to visit Northern California, one of our favorite places to eat was the Samoa Cookhouse in Eureka, CA. It is still just like it was when they used to feed the loggers and mill workers. The food is served "family style" and they keep it coming until you tell them you are full.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Butte Creek Canyon

My older brother lives in northern California and the scenery up there is beautiful. He lives in a town called Paradise which is in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The town of Chico lies in the Central Valley of California. Between Paradise and Chico, there is a beautiful canyon called Butte Creek Canyon. We try to go there whenever I visit my brother.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Graduation Day

1968. Barbara Folkins (now Wilson), Patricia McCaskill and me after our high school graduation and on our way to our "all night party".

Friday, October 30, 2015

Lombardi Ranch

Every year I visit Lombardi Ranch in Saugus, CA to take my autumn photographs. Took this photo the first year I went there (2007). This year, due to the lack of water for their crops because of our long-time drought, they will not be open for the season. I will miss going there. Hopefully they will be open next year.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Butte Creek Canyon

I visit this area every time I visit my brother in northern California. Butte Creek Canyon is in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. It runs from the mountains down to the town of Chico, CA. It is referred to as the "Smaller Grand Canyon". There is a cool covered bridge in the bottom of the canyon too.

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Bidwell Mansion

Once when I was visiting my brother Ron in Paradise, CA we drove down to Chico, CA in the Central Valley and walked around the grounds of the Bidwell Mansion the home of General John Bidwell. The grounds are now a State Park in northern California.