|Yes, I DO know that San Francisco and Yosemite National Park are not part of the Texas and Oklahoma Red River Valley. Well, I
just had such a grand time taking pictures of Northern California, I thought I'd just sneak a few peaks inside my website!
You know, with all the spectacular beauty that I found in California, I still was relieved to see the prairie. I find the Red River
Valley just as beautiful, but in a much more subtle way. But okay, I'm biased!
|A freighter driving by Alcatraz, site of not only the notorious prison, but also
of the 1968 shut-in of Native American activists.
San Francisco used to be a haven for creative and radical thought - it's
now become a rich man's playground. It's a beautiful city, but it would be a
struggle to live there.
|Chinatown is one of the coolest places I've ever been. I find it fascinating
that this fabled area is still home to many Americans of Chinese descent as
well as recent Asian immigrants. Many inhabitants barely speak English,
and continue to read Chinese characters, making Chinatown a living
|The Golden Gate Bridge - an Art Deco master piece!
|A view of the Pacific Ocean from Point Reyes National Sea Shore. Though
it looked like a beautiful day, it was actually very windy and the temperature
never got above 70 degrees (F).
|The Yosemite Valley floor was once a lake that
over time became filled with sediment.
|The 'thank God I have eyes' view of the Yosemite Valley!
|Pictures from California
|You can drive through this redwood.
|The jail on Alcatraz Island is now in a state of
arrested decay, protected by the National Park