Category Archives: Travel

Manzanar National Historic Site

1 camp + over 10,000 Japanese-Americans + 150 losses + tears, heartache, humiliation & pride = atrocities of fear and hatred.

Let’s pray we never repeat history.

Guard Tower, Manzanar Historic Site
Guard Tower, Manzanar Historic Site
Diorama of Camp, Manzanar Historic Site
Diorama of Camp, Manzanar Historic Site
Flags Representing 10 Internment Camps, Manzanar Historic Site
Flags Representing 10 Internment Camps, Manzanar Historic Site
Block 14, Building 1 (14 barracks/block), Manzanar Historic Site
Block 14, Building 1 (14 barracks/block), Manzanar Historic Site
Basketball courts, Manzanar Historic Site
Basketball courts, Manzanar Historic Site
Representation of Block (Population 280 People/Block), Manzanar Historic Site
Representation of Block (Population 280 People/Block), Manzanar Historic Site
Representation of life in Blockhouse, Manzanar Historic Site
Representation of life in Blockhouse, Manzanar Historic Site
Merritt Park, Manzanar Historic Site
Merritt Park, Manzanar Historic Site
Cranes in Cemetary, Manzanar Historic Site
Cranes in Cemetary, Manzanar Historic Site
Memorial for Consoling, Manzanar Historic Site
Memorial for Consoling, Manzanar Historic Site

Empire Mine State Park

For our last weekend visiting with our El Dorado Hills family, we thought we make on final day trip.  This time we headed to Empire Mine State Park, one of the oldest gold mines in California.  This dog-friendly park is home several historical structures, including the mine yard and Bourn cottage, and scenic trails.

Empire Mine State Park
Empire Mine State Park
Empire Mine State Park
Empire Mine State Park
Empire Mine State Park
Empire Mine State Park
Empire Mine State Park
Empire Mine State Park
Empire Mine State Park
Empire Mine State Park
Empire Mine State Park
Empire Mine State Park
Empire Mine State Park
Empire Mine State Park
Empire Mine State Park
Empire Mine State Park
Empire Mine State Park
Empire Mine State Park

More Fun with Family

I must confess that lately I have been a little lackadaisical regarding the blog, causing the posts to be a little behind schedule. 

Andrew, Ame and I (along with Rosie) took a month long break from the road.  We spent most of November courtesy parked at Andrew’s aunt and uncle’s house in El Dorado Hills.  Most of our time is spent visiting, with a few trips down memory lane (thanks to some old photo boxes), renewed interest in Hatfield genealogy and shared stories of travel (past and future).  We celebrated Thanksgiving in EDH with extended family.

Friday after Thanksgiving, a group of us, including Andrew, his aunt, uncle and cousin, Megan, drove over towards the coast.  On our trek west, the gang stopped in Sonoma to enjoy a picnic in the park, even with the insanity of shopper surrounding us, then continued on to Jack London State Park to do a little outdoor sightseeing.  I must admit autumn around Wolfhouse is spectacularly filled with brillant, bold colors…a gorgous way to spend the day with family.

Over the course of the weekend, we walked along the shores of the dog-friendly sea glass beach and hike Chamberlain Creek Trail down to a waterfall.  Our route back included a drive along Route 1 with morning hike at Navarro River Redwood State Park and Greenwood Creek State Beach.  After a tasty brunch at Queenie’s Roadside Cafe in Elk, we headed home for our last week with family.

Jack London State Park
Jack London State Park
Jack London State Park
Jack London State Park
Jack London State Park
Jack London State Park
Jack London State Park
Jack London State Park
Adorable Ame in the Hotel
Adorable Ame in the Hotel
Megan With Treasures on the Beach, Fort Bragg
Megan With Treasures on the Beach, Fort Bragg
Beach Fort Bragg, CA
Beach Fort Bragg, CA
Beach along 101
Beach along 101
Coastal Fort Bragg
Coastal Fort Bragg
Coastal Fort Bragg
Coastal Fort Bragg