Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
This photo of Buddy looking out over Glacier Bay was taken from the top deck of Holland's American's Amsterdam during our cruise to Alaska last week. The crew served everyone piping hot cups of Snert-Dutch Pea Soup while viewing the glacier. It was a remarkable experience and I really recommend a cruise vacation (especially to Alaska) if you're needing some R&R!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
The Harbor Boulevard Fire Station is designated as a Safe Place. "Safe Place" provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for all young people in crisis through a network of sites sustained by qualified agencies, trained volunteers and businesses.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Students and parents gathered for the first day of school at the new Westmore
Oaks School. The school has relocated to the old River City High School Campus
on Clarendon Street in West Sacramento and will now accommodate Kindergartener through 8th Grades.
Above, the new students in Mrs. Brown's class at the James Marshall Preschool meet
for their first day.
Photos by Christy Norton Jourdan.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Florene Kunder shot this photo of the plaster bench located on the corner across the street from Fire Station 41 on 15th Street in West Sacramento. Florene says she admires the retro design style.
Note: It reminds me of the pueblo design styles found in the Southwest...see the plaster fireplace with built in bancos below.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The traffic slowdown at the Harbor Boulevard Interchange expansion project can be challenging for those traveling that area during commute hours...best to try an alternate route until completion.
For more information see this website: Harbor Boulevard Interchange Improvements
Monday, August 24, 2009
This art piece is located near the T-Mobile store in Riverpoint Circle. Click here for more information about the sculpture.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I walked around the recently retired River City High Campus on Clarendon Street and saw this great old flat bed truck parked in back. The campus will re-open in the fall as the new West More Oaks School housing K thru 8th grades.
More photos of my walk about the campus that day can be found here on Webshots.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Cathy and Marv send this shot of a fishing boat at the dock in Mulege. They said "It looks like this fisherman could use a new engine, but it's amazing, that engine RUNS and he takes it out everyday!"
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
"The reason that the red sunflower is so special is that that it does not occur in the wild. The red sunflower is a result of breeding flowers so that they will gain unique and dramatic ornamental qualities."
Thank you Anneke for sharing the beautiful specimen.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Stephanie and I drove down to Clarksburg to have lunch at the Dinky Diner. The "Clarksburger" and fries were fantastic...The owners also run the nearby marina and say the name Dinky Diner came from a contest held by the locals...and the "Clarksburger" was selected from a contest by the school kids.
The Dinky Diner is open for breakfast and lunch from 9am to 5pm Wednesday thru Saturday.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The new billboard sign advertising the motels on West Capitol Avenue looks great even
though they spelled Capitol wrong!
If you'd like to see a photo of the retired billboard see this post dated September 2007:
1000 Rooms (Motel Row)--
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I remember playing on these old metal playground structures at West More Oaks School when I was a kid....now my kids and grandkids have also enjoyed this playground. I guess they could be considered "antiques"...so I wanted to take some photos before someone with the school district decided they should be replaced....
Monday, August 10, 2009
The U-Haul sign is the last of the tall signs still standing on West Capitol Avenue. According to recent accounts in the local newspaper they argue that people will not be able to locate their business if they are forced to remove it.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
The kids were making s'mores at their backyard campout! When it was time
for bed the kids dragged in their sleeping bags to crash on the living room floor.
Thanks Christy for these great photos!
Remember the old days when you looked up into the sky and could see the stars?
When we were kids we would line up the sleeping bags and sleep under the stars in
our Alabama Court backyard. We would start with about 6 of us then one by one
would sneak back into the house when the crickets started singing really loud or the
screetch of an owl scared us. If you made it all night then your bedding and hair would
be soaked from the morning dew...great kid memories.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Stephanie and I stopped for lunch at Sam's Hof Brau in celebration of their 50th anniversary. The ambience and food is still great and we're glad they changed the name back from "Plaza Hof Brau" to Sam's. Stephanie said she remembers her family would always go to the Sam's on J Street after they went to the Music Circus.
West Sac Trivia: Years ago we had a great hof brau in the Merkley Mall called Don's Chuck Wagon (Don Robinson). Delicious hot turkey and beef with mashed potatoes and stuffing and home-made pies for dessert. It was Ralph Marston's favorite place to stop and eat and visit with locals. Freddie's Gourmet followed in that same location then later moved to 15th Street.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
The USPS West Sacramento Distribution Center was our first post was on August 5, 2007. Christy had been following Eric Tenin's Paris Daily Photo and said we should start a photoblog for West Sacramento....so here we are two years later. Many thanks to our blog contributors, collaborators and readers for your support and encouragement during the past two years! As long and it is fun...we'll keep doing it!
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
The Miktlantekuhtl Danza Azteka performed at the 2 day Holy Cross Parish Festival last weekend. The food and the music was great especially Jessie's Famous Taco's...Jessie (on the left) and her Taco Crew are in photo below.