Friday, December 26, 2014

June Lake, CA

When I was about 17 in the mid-1960's, my mom, dad and my brother Keith and I went on a vacation to June Lake, CA. This was the view from the cabin we stayed in on the main street of town. I have not been up there in almost 50 years.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Humboldt Bay/Marina

This is the marina at Woodley Island in the Humboldt Bay of California. This marina is in Eureka, CA.

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Grand Canyon

Took this shot in 1972 when my best friend from high school and I went camping at the Grand Canyon.

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Eel River 1976

This is the Eel River that runs along Highway 101 in northern California near Garberville, CA. It also runs through The Avenue Of The Giants in the California Redwoods. Took this shot the first time Ben and I went up to this area of California together. It was also our first long motorcycle trip. Ben had a Honda Goldwing 1000 and I had a Honda Silverwing 500.

Friday, November 28, 2014


Tomorrowland at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA back in the 1970's.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Trinidad, CA

This is the view of the Pacific Ocean from the cliff in Trinidad, CA. Trinidad, CA is in Humboldt County, CA.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Walnut Canyon, AZ

This photo was taken in 1972 when me and my best high school friend visited Arizona for about a week.

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Little Tree

This is when we first planted our shade tree in the back yard about 16 years ago. Those of you who have seen photos of my back yard now can see that it has grown quite a bit in those 16 years plus the bush on the right is no longer there. Also have a cover over the patio now.

Friday, October 31, 2014

June Lake, CA

Back in the mid-60s, my mom and dad and my brother Keith and I vacationed at June Lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California for a week. I remember we stayed in a cabin across the street from the lake in the little town of June Lake, CA.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hot Air Balloon Over Saugus, CA

Back in the 1990's when Ben and I first moved to the Santa Clarita Valley, there used to be a hot air balloon company that offered rides over the valley on the weekends. Saw this one floating over Saugus, CA near the old Saugus Speedway.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Grizzly Bluff

This photo was taken back in 1998 with my Kodak Disk digital camera. It actually used floppy disks to record the photos. Ben and I were driving along Grizzly Bluff which is between Rio Dell, CA and Ferndale, CA. The scenery in this area is beautiful.

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Grand Canyon

This was taken on my first trip to the Grand Canyon in 1972. My best friend from high school (Trisha) went with me. We spent about a week in Arizona. Took this shot with an old Brownie camera.

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Eel River

This is the Eel River in Humboldt County, CA. It runs along U.S Hwy. 101 and The Avenue Of The Giants. It is my favorite place in the whole world. Ben and I used to go up to Northern California every year and explore the back roads.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fisherman's Memorial

This is the Fisherman's Memorial on Woodley Island in Eureka, CA. This is a beautiful spot to visit, especially early in the morning. You will see all kinds of sea birds and sea lions in the marina.

Friday, September 19, 2014


Viewing the Fernbridge from Highway 101 near Fortuna, CA. This bridge crossed the Eel River and leads you to the town of Ferndale, CA which was Ben's and my favorite place in the whole world.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Entering The Grand Canyon

Entering The Grand Canyon back in the very early 1970s. You were allowed to drive in back then. I heard now that you park outside and are shuttled in.

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Eel River Along The Avenue Of The Giants - Northern California

As you drive through The Avenue Of The Giants in the California Redwoods, you will also drive along the Eel River. This area was Ben's and my favorite part of the state.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Grand Canyon - 1972

This was my first trip to the Grand Canyon. My best friend from high school (Trisha McCaskill) went with me and we camped there for 2 or 3 days.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, CA (1976)

Took this photo form a vista point across the bay from the city on our first motorcycle trip to Northern California.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Train Engine At Palco Lumber Company - Scotia, CA (1998)

Scotia, CA is a small company owned town in Humboldt County. There was a lumber company here where the residents of Scotia worked. There used to be a cool self-guided tour of the lumber company before it closed down. Ben and I used to do the tour every time we were up there.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ivy Covered Church

Ben and I had ridden our motorcycles up through California to the far norther coast. We stopped in the little town of Clovis, Ca and saw this church.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bodie, CA (Ghost Town)

Bodie is an old mining town in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the eastern part of California.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Blue Lupines In Santa Clarita, CA

Every now and then we get a good crop of wildflowers in southern California, IF we've had a good rainy winter.

Friday, June 6, 2014

My Late Husband Ben At Zuma Beach, CA

Ben and I had ridden our motorcycles along California's Hwy. 1 and stopped at Zuma Beach as we were having some very high surf after a storm. Ben went out on the rocks and I snapped this photo of him just before he ran to escape the wave.

Friday, May 30, 2014

My Late Husband Ben With My Motorcycle At Morro Bay, CA

My late husband Ben and I had going up to Pismo Beach, CA in our pickup truck and camper for a few days. This was back when were were still dating before we were married. His motorcycle was in the shop, so we took mine so we could cruise up Highway 1 along the coast.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

Bedrock Arizona (1972)

Back in 1972, a friend and I took a trip over to The Grand Canyon. While driving in the area, we came upon this little tourist attraction. I have no idea if it still exists.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Battery Point Light

One of the most beautiful places in California. This lighthouse sits on a piece of land that becomes an island when the tide rolls in. It is located in Crescent City, CA.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Grizzly Bluff Road

Old barn along Grizzly Bluff Road between Rio Dell, CA and Ferndale, CA on a cloudy day in Humboldt County.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Avenue Of The Giants

Entering The Avenue Of The Giants from the northern end. Humboldt County, CA.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Arizona Back Roads

Driving along some back roads in the mountains of Arizona with my best friend from high school back in 1972.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Arcata, CA

This is the square in downtown Arcata, CA. They have a farmer's market here every weekend.

Friday, March 28, 2014

White Victorian Houses

These white Victorian homes are two blocks from Old Town Eureka, CA and also a couple of blocks from the Humboldt Bay in Northern California.

Thursday, March 27, 2014


I enjoy taking photographs and sharing them online with my friends and family. Many of you have been following my "Kay's Fotoblog" for a few years now. I have been taking pictures as far back as I can remember. I now use a digital camera and have a blog where I share those photos, plus I share them on Facebook and on, but today I was looking through some old photos that were taken throughout the years with Brownie cameras, Polaroid cameras and point and shoot 35mm cameras and I decided to create this blog to share those "old" photographs with my friends and family. Once a week, each Friday, I will post one of those old photographs here. I hope you enjoy them and that you will send your comments and follow this blog.