Friday, July 31, 2009

All you can eat buffet at Round Table $6.99

Most of you will recognize Sally, the sign spinner for Round Table. She stands at the corner of Jefferson and Lake Washington Boulevards most afternoons and always has a smile and a wave for the passerbys.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Harmony on the River: Silly Dilly at the River Walk

Silly Dilly the clown making balloon animals and toys for the kids at the Harmony on the River Music Series.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Kids Involved During Summer Camp (K.I.D.S. Camp)

Kids Involved During Summer Camp (K.I.D.S. Camp) is underway at the West Sacramento Rec Center for ages Kindergarten - 6th grade. Members of the West Sacramento Fire Department kids gave these kids a fire safety class this week.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wash, Rinse and Blow Dry at the River City Car Wash

View of the rinse cycle at the River City Car Wash.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Kissed by a sea lion!

Maya enjoyed seeing the sea lion kiss her mommy at the Dolphin Adventure Center in Puerto Vallarta.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

"The Bunco Babes" a very special group of friends...

From left around the table: Diane, Bonnie, Cathy, Kathye, Mary (rear), Margie, Donna, Sarah, Luanne and Bev. Missing from this photo is Annie and yours truly 'cause I'm always taking the pix.

Our Bunco group has been meeting once a month for over 35 years, rotating hostess duties throughout the year. Most of us have our roots in West Sacramento and some have been friends since grammar school. We have supported each other through births & deaths, marriages & divorces, sickness & diets, career changes & retirements, kids & name it! Our saddest day together was when we had to say bye to long-time Babe Cheri who passed away last November.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Stained Glass Window

Enjoying a drive through old Broderick it is fun to see the restored Victorian Style homes.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Christy's Rhubarb Pie

Christy has a garden filled with wonderful fruits and veggies this summer and this scrumptuous pie was made from Kurt's grandma Mamie's rhubard pie recipe.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thousands attend swim meet at West Sacramento Rec Center

Photos by Matt Hargrove.
The West Sac Dolphins hosted the 2009 Eureka Conference Swimming Championships on July 18 and 19th, at the West Sacramento Recreation Center's new competition pool. For more information see

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Whitey's Tacos and French Fries

Debbie says "My favorite food combination ever - beef taco and fries - best place to order combo - Whitey's Jolly Kone in West Sac! In celebration of National Junk Food Day, yes, I took the kids and we indulged...delicious! (They had corn dogs and fries)."

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Crest Theater Sign

They are redoing the sign at the Crest Theater in Sacramento.
Thanks to Matt Hargrove for sharing this photo.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Horse Cow Gallery Update

Update July 18, 2009. The City of West Sacramento has closed down the Horse Cow Gallery for code violations...they are now in the process of moving to a new location in the Sacramento area. I'm sad to see this unique collective of people and things leave West Sacramento!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Old "I" Street Market Site

These photos show all that remains of the old I Street Market in the old Broderick area. Many of our family and friends worked for the Fong Family who ran the store.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Swainson's Hawk Soaring Over West Sacramento

Anneke Moresco sends this great photo of a Swainson's Hawk in flight over her back yard.
These beautiful animals migrate every year from Argentina (for a map of their route see here).

Friday, July 17, 2009

Red Door

When I was a kid many people painted their front door and/or front porch red. You don't see that style much anymore, and this house brought back many memories.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Spider on my back porch this morning

This furry spider scared me this morning when he crawled up my screen. I think he is a bold jumping spider.

Rodney Maples, an old West Sac friend who now lives in West Texas, sent me this photo of his backyard tarantula after seeing our visiting jumping spider.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Helicopters Over the Bay Bridge

Debbie got this interesting shot of helicopters hovering over the Bay Bridge.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Smith Family Vacationing in Puerto Vallarta

The Sacramento branch of the Smith Family (24 total--in the Smith, Johnson, Jourdan, Blessing, Bassett, Bartley families) just returned from a week at Dreams in Puerto Vallarta. We had a wonderful time eating, drinking, swimming with dolphins, zip lining, para-sailing, surfing, snorkeling and sight seeing.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Westmore Oaks School Water Fountain

Debbie shot this water fountain at Westmore Oaks Elementary School recently.
It is a classic!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

George Beale's Market Site

Some folks in West Sacramento will recognize this old storefront location that once housed the George Beale's General Store. Frank Norton worked for George Beale in the late 1930's and had his back broken when he was diving a company truck. Following surgery on his back he spent 6 months flat in bed to recover.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Dogs at Play!

Great sign in a local neighborhood! "Drive Slow, Old Dogs, Young Dogs and One Stupid Dog At Play".

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Old ILWU Hall- still standing

This great old public meeting hall (Corner of 4th St & F St In West Sacramento) was the home of the local ILWU Labor Union for years and now is being used by a local church group. We have attended may community events there and always enjoyed dancing on the hardwood floors.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Chocolate Chip Bug

This cute little polka-dot VW Bug has been seen buzzing around West Sacramento lately!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Old Town Inn-Suite

Years ago this motel was called the Pony Express Motel and the pony is still sitting in front of the Old Town Inn-Suite on West Capitol Avenue.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Flamingo Hotel

In the summer of 1958 my family stayed at the Flamingo Motel while looking for housing in the West Sacramento area. My dad was already living here and my mom, brother and sister rode the train from Pocatello, Idaho. We were so amazed at the palm trees and the beautiful California weather and we swam from morning to night! Our folks took us across the street to eat dinner at the El Rancho Hotel or down the street to the Capitol Inn and there was usually a floor show and great music in the dining rooms.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Outdoor Dining at the Nugget Market

Jeff enjoyed eating his lunch at the outdoor dining area at the Nugget Market.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The "Cal Trans" House

Stephanie has nicknamed this house as the "Cal Trans House" because of the brilliant golden orange color. is a pretty bright color for a subdued neighborhood, but I like it!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


The Run-N-Tell Drive In on Sacramento Avenue has been selling Hot Pastrami and Hot Links Sandwiches for as long as I can remember. My friend Buddy says their Hot Links are great! I haven't tried the Chinese Food but we are planning on it!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

On Vacation

West Sacramento Photo of the Day will be on hiatus until July 15. Thanks for visiting and we'll see you in 2 weeks!