September 01, 2012

I'll be back in 30 days -- Re-runs in my absence

I'm off on vacation, exploring the mid-California coast, eastern California, the Alabama Hills, Bristlecone Pine, Death Valley, and as far into Nevada as I dare venture, but I'll be back October 1 hopefully with a lot of new photos from my adventure.

Sooooooooo, I have scheduled 30 "automatic" posts for the 30 days of September. Didn't want you to forget about the blog while I was gone.

We'll kick it off with two KittyBLOG editions:

Golden Gate at Point Bonita

AphotoAday post from December 22, 2011

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photo by Donald Kinney

I'm sure I drove my parents close to distraction... Every time we crossed over the Golden Gate Bridge in our 1947 Pontiac I would ask why the bridge was painted orange instead of gold, as advertised.

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photo by Donald Kinney

But of course, the Golden Gate was the gateway to the Gold-Country, a hundred miles or so to the east. Folks had been calling this area the Golden Gate 89 years (1848 to 1937) before the bridge was even built.

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photo by Donald Kinney

And that little feature in the distance is Point Bonita Lighthouse. Fog in the area is treacherous and during the Gold Rush, before the lighthouse was built, 300 boats were reported to have run aground trying to find the actual but rather narrow entrance to San Francisco Bay, a mile or two to the east.

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