Day 11-12: Occidental

We spent a month this summer on a 7,957-mile road trip across the country, from the Washington, D.C., area to California and back. I began posting privately about the trip while we were gone. I have kept the original dates on the posts I began writing earlier, but now I’m updating with photos and makingContinue reading “Day 11-12: Occidental”

Day 11 (part 2): Lombard Street

We spent about a month this summer on a 7,957-mile road trip across the country, from the Washington, D.C., area to California and back. I began posting privately about the trip while we were gone. I have kept the original dates on the posts I began writing earlier, but now I’m updating with photos andContinue reading “Day 11 (part 2): Lombard Street”

Throwback Thursday: Class Photo

Visiting my father and stepmother a few weeks ago, I was thrilled to be invited to take anything I wanted from several boxes of old photographs. I love this photo, which had “Bart’s class” scrawled on it in my grandmother’s handwriting. Sure enough, I recognized my dad in the first row, third from the left.Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: Class Photo”

Day 11 (part 1): Golden Gate

We spent about a month this summer on a 7,000+ mile road trip across the country, from the Washington, D.C., area to California and back. I began posting privately about the trip while we were gone and have continued since we returned. I have kept the original dates on the posts I began writing earlier.Continue reading “Day 11 (part 1): Golden Gate”

Day 10 (part 2): San Francisco

We spent about a month this summer on a 7,000+ mile road trip across the country, from the Washington, D.C., area to California and back. I began posting privately about the trip while we were gone, and I’ve kept the original dates from when I started the posts. But we’re home now, so I’m updatingContinue reading “Day 10 (part 2): San Francisco”

Day 10 (part 1): Auburn, California, to San Francisco

We spent about a month this summer on a 7,000+ mile road trip across the country, from the Washington, D.C., area to California and back. I began posting privately about the trip while we were gone, and I’ve kept the original dates from when I started the posts. But we’re home now, so I’m updatingContinue reading “Day 10 (part 1): Auburn, California, to San Francisco”

Throwback Thursday: Papa and the Pony

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had come across a box of old photos I hadn’t been able to locate since I moved three years ago. Here is another treasure from that box, a picture I hadn’t seen in years. The photo shows my maternal grandfather, Ralph DeRicci, probably around 1920, astride aContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Papa and the Pony”

Throwback Thursday: Dinosaur

We’re traveling, and last week I saw something I haven’t seen in a long time: a gas station with a dinosaur statue! The Sinclair gas company, with its trademark dinosaur logo, has not existed in the Eastern U.S. since the 1970s. But it is still thriving in the Western part of the country. Here isContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Dinosaur”