Papa’s World – The BIG BUS on and off – San Francisco

GOOD MORNING

We decided to tour San Francisco from the top deck of a BIG BUS !

So – we walked across the street from Pier 39 and that is where we boarded

after purchasing our tickets on Pier 39 !

Cindy and Buck

We choose the top even though it was a wee bit cool

and still a little foggy – esp.the Bridge !

Tom and Sherry
staying warm.

The BIG BUS was a on and off stop bus –

if you wanted too !

I think there were 15 or 16 stops !

But – we decided to just sit back and enjoy the whole city tour

and we even were going to ride across

THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE in the open air !!!!!!

Our tour guide

We had a excellent tour guide who was born and raised –

IN SCOTLAND !!!! How about that !

And he new everything about San Francisco

even one time singing the Tony Bennet classic

” I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO “

and he was rather good – in fact great !

At the top of the street
the zig – zag street

It was hard to remember everything

or everyone he told us about

or that building or this building

Haight – Ashbury

Where it all started – The Peace and Love –

of the HIPPIE GENERATION

of which I am proud to say

I was part of even though

my long hair was curly

LIKE CARROT TOP !!!! LOL

So many memories of that generation

PEACE BROTHERS AND SISTERS ! And ” LOVE ” !!!

The courthouse
Tile mosaic
We both worked in the tile field
for a combined almost 80 years !
COOL SCOOTERS

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Crossing Golden State Bridge

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Crossing Golden Gate Bridge

in the fog from the open top deck !

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Papa’s World – MUIR’S FOREST – REDWOODS

Finally – after visiting Muir’s Beach – it was time to retrace our route

and back to the reserved parking lot – to visit THE REDWOODS !

MUIR’S FOREST IN THE DISTANCE

So many pictures – so much awesome forest and trees –

that I have decided to break this down into a series.

MUIR WOODS

I have never seen a forest such as this –

so pristine – so awesome –

But – in the middle of all this –

a flash from the past –

A PAY PHONE !

Buck and Tom

You look up and up and still up !

Upon entering – a telling of Muir Forest
The history

This forest has been here for

some say 1600 years at least !

The roots are shallow

It was explained to me – that this is the perfect storm so to speak.

One – between 42 and 68 degrees –

FOG – these are the only trees to absorb moisture through their leaves !

The protection from the winds in their valleys.

And – their root systems being shallow –

they intertwine with one another !

Sherry and Cindy

The Sun is hot -the shade is cool !

Buck
Cindy

I wonder why all the older trees hollow out on the bottom ?

INTERESTING

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Tom Cindy Buck

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Papa’s World – Muirs Beach

We were on our way for our appointment –

To enter Muir ‘s Forest to see the Redwoods –

when we got redirected to Muir’s Beach –

because we were 15 minutes early !

Good Morning

Not knowing anything about this –

It was another unexpected visit to something we had not planned !

Buck – Cindy and Sherry
in the parking lot of Muir’s Beach

Now we had to drive about ten minutes down the Mountain –

and it was FOGGY !

In the parking lot – I could see all these houses on the hill side

and the fog was just lifting.

Walk way to the beach

When he said beach -my first thought was –

there must be a small lake somewhere up here !

And when we got there

A cluster of houses dotted the hill side

Who lives way out here and how do they get food ?

How dumb was I ?

Well – this was no pond- lake –

It was a BEACH on the COVE of the OCEAN !

Muir’s Beach
Muir’s Beach

Now I understood why all the houses and there must be another road !

Muir’s Beach

We had been directed to the Ocean

and all the while we were in the mountains driving to Muir’s Forest

I had no idea on the other side of the mountain

we were that close !

Walking the dune

And there were people on the beach !

Cindy coming up from the beach
Tom & Buck

The view those houses had after the fog lifted –

later found out one of Sherry’s woman’s group

actually taught school there!

On the path back from the beach
over looking Muir’s Beach – Sherry – Cindy walking down
Cindy
Sherry

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Papa’s World – sometimes it’s by accident you find a nugget

Good Morning

Exploring makes you hungry – and questioning – where do we stop ?

On this day we completely drove to and around Lake Tahoe – 180 miles !

While the ladies were up on top at Squaw Valley –

They overheard a conversation –

and our next destination was fixed –

A nugget in the El Dorado Mountains

First I must say – the California Gold Rush was in these mountains –

So much so – that this building was built in 1850 –

one year after that first gold was found

Right on top of what was known as THE THREE MILE MINE !

Entrance to the THREE MILE MINE

And – when we requested to eat in the cellar –

we were much surprised to find the entrance to said GOLD MINE

right next to where we were seated!

Sherry – Cindy – Buck

We were eating amongst historical fact!

SMITH FLAT HOUSE was the over heard conversation

and believe me when I say NO WHERE –

because with out GPS – we NEVER would of found it !

Bars on windows – 1850 !

The history here is GOLD WAS FOUND HERE !

And the mine shaft – tunnel runs three miles to the town court house !

Powder room

And in a room just past where we sat – all the mines POWDER was stored!

This also was one of the stops on the PONY EXPRESS !

And the Comstock Wagon Train Stop !

We had no idea when driving miles to find it

In fact – when we first arrived

we almost walked away –

There is a huge outdoor seating area – covered – but it was hot –

103 degrees hot – we had come off the mountains –

Sherry

And we could not find anyone to wait on us outside !

So – we decided to go inside just in case –

There was a big party going on

then we saw a sign that pointed down to the cellar

At that moment I caught the attention of a waiter

It was 3:00 PM. Dinner did not start until 4:00

But we could go downstairs

and order lunch !!!!!

The soft pine bar
where MARK TWAIN STOOD AND DRANK

That is when we found out the history –

MARK TWAIN was here!

This place has been serving food since the mid 1850’s !

And that food was what Sherry said the best CHEESE BURGER

she has EVER eaten – she does not eat them !

But she ate every crumb of that one !

Sometimes you find that nugget

If that conversation were not over heard

and if we had not had GPS

The nugget in them thar hills would not of been !

Sometimes it pays to listen and this was one of them !

SMITH FLAT HOUSE
PLACERVILLE CALIFORNIA
THREE MILE MINE

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Papa’s World – Sensational trip back to Reno – El Dorado Mountains

Our return trip to Reno from Lake Tahoe – took us through the mountains

The El Dorado mountains to be exact !

The beginning of the trip back to Reno

We had decided not to retrace our original course –

but to take the longer route back.

And so glad we made that choice !

The road had some amazing views –

You never get tired of looking !

Way – way up –
water gushed from the mountain

The mountains were so high that the waterfall looks small!

El Dorado’s

It was a longer trip –

but well worth the extra time.

Stopping for just looking

Our trip back – we marveled at the beauty of the mountains –

Tunnels – huge rocks and sheer cliffs –

Always a view – peace – solitude

FREEDOM

Our day was getting long –

and we soon were looking for a place

a place to stop – rest – eat and just enjoy the time we spent together.

Our next stop –

at a again unexpected destination

found by chance

” THERE’S GOLD IN THEM THAR HILLS ” !

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Papa’s World – Lake Tahoe adventure continues

Cindy and Sherry

Mt. Rose ski slopes – 8250 feet – a little chilly but refreshing.

Cindy – me – Buck

As our adventure starts – we decided that we would completely

drive the whole way around Lake Tahoe

we ended up driving 180 miles that day !

Mt. Rose – 8250 feet high
Our first sight of Lake Tahoe
Cindy and Sherry
pointing at the lake
although it looks like trees they are holding up !
Lake Tahoe
Clear waters
Swimmers
Swimmers snorkeling

We would pull off road and take pictures – it was so beautiful

The water is so clear you have 100 feet visibility !

However – the average temperature of the water is

42 degrees low and 64 high – too cold for me !

However – we read where it never freezes over

The warm water at the bottom always rises to the top

preventing it freezing !

Cindy and Buck

I hope you enjoyed this part of our adventure –

Oh – just another little tidbit

The average SNOW FALL at the Lake Tahoe area

420 inches !

Way too much for me

and the last of the snow melted in JULY !

Cindy and Sherry

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Papa’s World – County fair – time with grand kids & Moms

Since I am writing this a couple weeks ahead

I have learned to schedule !

We spent the last days of Summer with grand kids

before they went off to school !

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Tammy Taylor Ella Sarah Debby Maddy
and the only boy Bode

Of course being the only boy sometimes he gets shy !

Moe Mor Sherry
Swede for Mother’s Mother

Our fair visit was planned as the last day of Summer vacation

for Ella and Sarah –

who’ s first day of school was Thursday the next day.

The three youngest all go the following week.

Maddy – the oldest –

Her parents are taking her to The University of Lynchburg – Va.

For her early reporting into the soccer team

where she will begin her Freshman year.

Maddy – mother Debby & Ella

Ella is a junior and has begun her soccer practice with her travel team.

Sarah has entered 7 th. grade

Coping with their daughter leaving for college has been stressful

for both Mike and Debby –

Maddy is looking forward to it with excitement

all grown up and life before her eyes.

Maddy and proud MorMor

The fair was everything we expected –

the rides were fun for the kids

The barns full of animals

The food was “FAIR” food –

But the day was for us –

A GRAND PARENT day to remember!

Ella – Sherry – Sarah -Taylor – Bode- Maddy – Cassidy and me

Sherry’s shirt says it all ” BLESSED “

Our life has always been filled like this

Traveling – staying – inter acting –

It has always been that way –

and this was no different –

I do not do the rides anymore

Getting dizzy – sick-

queasy

not my idea anymore of a good time

I like to watch take pictures and just be there for support!

Sarah Ella Maddy
Sarah Bode Cassidy Taylor
Taylor Bode
Sarah Taylor Ella
Sarah Cassidy

The time was fun –

almost six hours

lots of rides

some food and drink

A day at the fair with the Moms and grand kids

Clarke County Fair

And a farewell – goodbye – hugs

to our oldest grand daughter

Sherry Maddy Papa

Goodbye sweet heart

PACA is so proud of you

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