This is Ide Adobe State Historical Park, Red Bluff, California. California has a varied and colorful history, of which this is only a small piece. The main reason I love this place is the oak tree, of which only a small portion can be seen in this photo (taken by me on my iPhone). This old oak spreads over the entire homesite, including the house and several outbuildings. The temperature difference on a hot day is amazing and the beauty of the twisted limbs always fascinates me. Well worth the time to visit!
Dancing fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada. While I am totally opposed to the silliness of all that water used for entertainment in the middle of a desert, I can easily understand why it appeals to so many. The movement of the water is amazing and the relief it provides in the heat is wonderful.
Mt. Shasta, Siskiyou County, California. I was born in Mt. Shasta City and lived there during my childhood.
Edgewood Mercantile, Edgewood, California, founded 1888. My grandparents, Ray and Sara Gaubatz, ran the store and lived in the apartment in the back for about 40 years. What memories!
Miner Street, Yreka, California. I graduated from high school in Yreka.
Stone Turnpike Highway Marker, Interstate 5, near Shasta Lake, California. The Stone's are my direct ancestors through one of my grandfathers (Willard Stone of Gazelle, CA).
Rattlesnake Creek, near Etna, CA in Siskiyou County. My dad and I did a lot of hiking in various parts of the area.