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June 25, 2009


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I am ready to go on a road trip! (Oh, wait a minute... probably not THIS summer!) There are so many great California road trip destinations that I can't wait to share with my kids. I am especially fond of the giant redwoods. You can see lots of great vintage images of the "drive thru" trees here:

Snippety Gibbet

I'd like to hop in the "way back" machine for just a few minutes to try out that 50's/60's mindset. It would be nice to experience that again for a little bit. jan


Apropos of nothing, but as a thanks for everything, I am sharing with you this link to a wonderful blog. It comes via Hollister Hovey and her blog of the same name.

The book descriptions are wonderfully funny:



Wonderful images that brought up many nice childhood memories for me. My answers - 1, 3, 4, B & C

I grew up in So. Cal as did my father and my mother. They loved road trips. Every summer they would rent a little trailer, hitch it up to the car and away we'd go (grandma too!) Some of the wonderful places I remember... Crystal Cove - off PCH between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach; Confusion Hill in Piercy, CA (off the Redwood Hwy) and probably my favorite was Lassen Volcanic National Park - an active volcano with bubbling sulfer pits and lots of hiking trails.

One other extremely fond memory was 2 weeks every summer spent with my grandmother, she lived in Huntington Park in the 60's. She never drove, but would take the bus everywhere. She lived with her twin sister, once each summer the 3 of us would get on the bus and travel to LA to Clifton's Cafeteria. Bill if you haven't been there - you must check it out for the nostalgia if nothing else. I haven't been there in years, but it still looks amazing on their website. I don't know what the area is like anymore in that part of LA though

I have some wonderful memorabilia saved by my father, he seemed to keep little bits of things as well as lots of photos. Thanks for inspiring a fond little trip down memory lane for me, I appreciate it!


A fitting farewell to Kodachrome.

Elsita :)

I wish that we could there again, what a place!
Elsi :)


I spent the summer between my freshman and sophomore year of college working as a laundress at a wonderful camp called Montecito-Sequoia Camp for Girls. It's between Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park. The camp is still there but it is now a family camp.

We went to Yosemite National Park for our honeymoon and enjoy returning for our anniversary weekends.

Great souvenir albums you have there.

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