Hollywood, California


We are currently flying over Utah, with breathtaking views of the mountains. The trip was fun, sunny and warm. Everything we did worked out very well. I did get sunburned despite many layers of sunscreen, but I guess I should have expected that. I hope you are both well. I should see you at the end of March when I come home for block break.

Love, Val

San Jose, California

Oct 1990

Wouldn’t you love to live in this fairy tale house? The drive down the coast was a delight. In San Jose today – go home via AmTrack tomorrow – Will answer your good birthday letter soon. Thanks for remembering!

Aloha, Katherine

The Pink Lady, corner of 2nd and M. Old Town Eureka. The Pink Lady was built as a wedding present from William Carson, builder of the Carson Mansion, to his son Milton in 1899. This is considered to be one of the finest examples of Queen Anne Victorian architecture in the Untied States and is constructed of redwood inside and out.

Yosemite, California


Now in Yosemite – beautiful but hot, and too many people and bears.

Love, Tim

The Firefall was produced when cedar bark embers were pushed from the rim of Yosemite Valley. The display was discontinued in 1969 because it attracted hundreds of visitors into Valley meadows nightly, damaging vegetation and causing traffic jams.

Van Nuys, California

August 1982

Wanted you to know our new address. John got promoted and transferred. I’ll write the details when we get settled. Keep in touch – I’m not dead, only married!

Love, Angela

This sport is enjoyed all year, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, where the surfing areas are among the finest in the country. Photo by James Blank

Squaw Valley, California

February 1986

Am sitting here in the condo watching it snow. We’ve already had 12 inches today – too much for skiing or anything else. We’re hoping to spend tomorrow skiing tho!

We’re off in about an hour to dinner at the casino’s in South Lake Tahoe. We are seeing John Denver for the dinner show. See you soon.

Love, Tom

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