Sun swept beaches, glorious sunsets, fog horns sounding on cloudy mornings, and the calls of seagulls along the shores created the perfect hometown, and my childhood days passed on a perfect little island, nestled in the San Francisco Bay. Alameda had that hometown charm and the feel of a small town although Oakland and San Francisco were just miles away.
Although Alameda began as a peninsula, the powers that be decided they needed a canal to help expand the growing shipping industry. Work on this channel launched in 1874, and it was completed in 1902. Continue reading “My Hometown Island: Alameda, California”
It didn’t take long for them to put two and two together. They quickly discovered the swimming suits signaled that there were two females in the creek without of a stitch of clothing! Laughing, they started cat calling…
When I was younger, Half Moon Bay was one of the best places to visit. The beaches were fantastic, and there were so many places to hike. Many local farms surrounded the area; it was just a great place to escape and enjoy the surrounding beauty. And it was only about 40 miles from home, so it wasn’t a long drive, and when you are a kid, that’s always a plus! Continue reading “What Could go Wrong?”
This week is all about dreams. Do you have a secret dream that you have always wanted pursue? Or maybe an ancestor had a dream that she followed. Share your stories here. Continue reading “Follow Your Dreams”
I prayed no one would witness my breaking and entering.
Continue reading “When Fools Rush in”
We were also blissfully unaware of the present day notion of private property rights. If trespassing into fields and forests was somehow wrong, my friends and I missed the memo. Continue reading “The Eucalyptus Sprouts Adventures”
KTC has once again opened up her trove of stories and has graciously shared them with her readers. “Wealthy Beyond Measure” will tug at your heart and allude to our own fond recollections when life was just a little slower, and remind us that those childhood days created memories that will never fade with time. Continue reading “Childhood Memories”
KTC has shared another great blog, but this time she writes about her travels to Italy. Intriguing details are mentioned about glorious cities, and she includes amazing photos while visiting this beautiful country. Don’t miss out on her exciting adventure! Continue reading “Travels”
Share your favorite summer memories here. Did you spend time with grandparents? Did your family take day trips or road trips? Did you attend summer camp? What made summer extra special? Continue reading “Summer Memories”
That little runt peed on my shoe!
I had a Monday; granted I know it’s a Tuesday, but everything that could go wrong did just that. Continue reading “A Series of Unfortunate Events”