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.

Friday, October 9, 2015

High School Daze

This is a picture of me with my high school girl friends...from left to right...Patricia McCaskill, Me, Dawn Johnson and Barbara Folkins (now Barbara Wilson). I've heard that Dawn passed away a few years back, but I have not been able to confirm that. We were in the Class of Winter 1968. Our class name was the Avicenneans and our class colors were black and gold.

Friday, October 2, 2015

The Rock

This is a place called "The Rock Inn" (I wonder why - Ha Ha). It is a bar/cafe/motel in Lake Hughes, CA. It was built between 1927 and 1929. A few years back, my friend Judy and I went out to the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve and we decided to drive over to this place to have lunch. We were the only people there at the time. Food was really good. The manager let Judy and I wander around the place as we wanted to see what the rooms looked like. They were very small, just a bed and a side table and they did not have "in-room" bathrooms. There is one bathroom in the hall that everyone shares. The Rock Inn is now an historical landmark.