Sunday, August 28, 2011


Fillmore, California

Greetings from Fillmore, Ventura County, California. This City Hall and public park are also the eastern end of the historical railway that runs west to Santa Paula

Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills Hotel
Beverly Hills, California

This famous hotel is located at Beverly Drive and Sunset Boulevard, and enjoys a lush green 16-acre setting, across from a park. This Pink Palace, set back from a busy intersection, looks like a stage setting and has been used in films many times.

Coloma, California

Coloma is where James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter’s Sawmill in 1948, which set the California gold rush in motion. Pictured here is the 150th anniversary of the discovery of gold, children panning for gold, a gold nugget and The James Marshall Monument

My nephews sent this to me on their way to pan for gold themselves. They did get some flakes.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Palo Alto, California

Stanford University

The quad and Memorial Church are captured in a photograph taken from a camera tethered to a balloon hundres of feet in the sky.

Palo Alto, California

Stanford University
Mermorial Church is located in the heart of the Stanford University Campus

Palo Alto, California

Stanford University

Palm Drive and Stanford Memorial Church
Hoover Tower and Quadrangle
Hoover Tower

Palo Alto, California

Stanford University
Memorial Church at dusk. It is located in the center of campus.

Westwood, California

University of California, Los Angeles - UCLA

Home of the UCLA Bruins, Westwood, California

Berkeley, California

University of California, Berkeley - California

U.C. Campanile Tower
The U.C. landmark can be seen from all over the Bay Area and is on an axis with University Ave. and the Golden Gate.

Chico, California

Chico State College, Chico, Calif.

San Bernardino, California

San Bernardino Mountains

Directly east of downtown Los Angeles - these mountains are accessible to Southern Californias 365 days a year.

Montara, California

The Point Montara Lighthouse has been turned into a hostel. What a great way to spend a nice weekend.

Exeter, California

Exeter, CA one of "America's Prettiest Painted Places". Quaint downtown shops, as well s locally owned and operated businesses, harken back to a simpler time. Exeter, in the heart of the Central san Joaquin Valley, has scenic views and many quality of life events throughout the year.

This was sent by the Exeter Chamber of Commerce

Santa Cruz, California

The Hosteling International - Santa Cruz Hostel at the Carmelit Cottages sent this one. Stayed in Hostel years ago when I was in Europe.

Crescent City, California

Redwood National & State Parks
A fallen redwood so slow to rot it may lie on the forest floor for as many years, renew, returning a variety of herbs, woody plants and wildlife.

The Del Norte County - Crescent City-Del Norte County Chamber of Commerce sent this great card.

Martinez, California

Visit the Martinez Museum at the corner of Court and Escobar Streets

Healdsburg, California

Haydon Street Inn was kind enough to send this one - it looks like a nice cozy place to stay in wine/spa country.

Lake Tahoe, California (via xslip)

I got this via an exchange slip.
Incline Overlook
Lake Tahoe

In 1945 the California State Legislature officially named Lake Tahoe. The name "Tahoe" is an adaptation of a Washoe Indian word meaning "big water."

Lakehead, California

Discovery Rooms

Solid calcite in the form of flowstone, wiht cave coral underneath.
The people at the Lakeshore Inn & RV were kind enough to send me two cards.
Once from their location in Lakehead and one of Shasta Dam. It is a beautiful place to see.

San Anselmo, California

The San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce sent this beautiful of Mt. Tamalpais and the San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Moss Landing, California

Here are two cards from the Captain’s Inn At Moss Landing. Looks like a beautiful blue house. They just had their 5th Anniversary.

Gilroy, California

The Gilroy Fitzgerald - doesn't have a postcard, so sent this picture.

Napa, California

The Candlelight Inn. Looks like a great place stay.

La Verne, California

Greetings from La Verne, California. Founded in 1887 and incrporated in 1906, this city, located on US Route 66, is home to a major university and many historic Victoran homes.

The La Verne Chamber of Commerce sent this card.

Petaluma, California

Historic Petaluma has preserved its unique architecture and charm.

The Petaluma Visitors Center sent this. What a great picture of the architecture of old.

Yreka, California

The Yreka Chamber of Commerce sent this multi-view card showing the gold rush era.

Yreka, California proudly displays its Gold Era heritage in its architecture, the Courthouse gold display, and the Siskiyou County Museum, which includes displays about the mythical State of Jefferson.

Cathedral City, California

The Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce sent this wonderful card of the golf course.
Cathedral City, California
A Magnificent view of the San Jacinto Mountains from the 27-hole championship golf course at the Desert Princess Country Club and Resort.

Fresno, California

Fresno, California
Fresno is located in the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, the nation's richest agricultural area.
The Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce sent this wonderful multi-view card of many of the attractions of Fresno

Yuba City, California

Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce sent this great card of Yuba City (yes I’ve been there). Had a friend from college years ago live there.

Chico, California

Once again one of the great “Greetings from” card. Showing the University, The Park and Bidwell Mansion (always painted pink).

Clear Lake, CaliforniaC

Summer Morning Splendor
Clear Lake, California

A Summer morning's splendor may cause the most avid fisherman to tarry and enjoy. the catch is not lost!
The Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce sent this postcard of the lake. It looks like the lake is beautiful day or night.