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Nadia, Miles and Planettrout took a ten day trip down to Palm Desert and its environs to fry in the the 116 degree heat and visit a place( Idyllwild, CA )in the nearby mountains to cool off…

Base camp…one simply does not go outside in the heat of the day…

White reflects heat…built into Nadia’s design of this house…

Pretty Bougainvillea ..at dusk…

While we were there, I went through a collection of photos I had not seen since 1977. Most of them will appear a different places in this BLOG soon…

Nadia cooked up some great meals while we were in Palm Desert…Prochuitto and melon…

Lamb Chops and mashed potatoes…

Miles , John Wayne and Omi…

Palm Desert sunset…

Puffy clouds at midnight in Palm Desert…

The route from Palm Desert to Idyllwild, CA…depending on traffic, it can take awhile to get up there…did I mention complete halts and flagmen ???

Up da’ mountain, Palm Desert below…

Cloud lake , had me fooled, up in the mountains…

A pretty meadow close to our destination…

Looking South at the opposite end of the meadow…

Masked guy in front of Mountain Mikes…he scored some neat stuff there…

Some necklaces for Lil’ Moo…

A leather bracelet with a magnetic closure for Big Moo (Michael Barker)…

A local bakery…

Miles wanted me to buy this ride for him…

The obligatory visit to the candy emporium…

Red Vines…Mmmmm

Masked Banditos wait for their order of Submarine sandwiches…We decided to drive down to Hemet Lake and have lunch by the water…

Waiting for the flagman…on the way down the mountain…

Some of the mountain homes in the area…Arriving at Lake Hemet…need to purchase a day pass to park at the lake…

This looks ok…

Miles decided to get his feet wet after lunch…

Flowering trees along the road on the drive back down to Palm Desert…

More flowering trees…

 

Miles…sporting his necklaces while we stop for some photos in this really spectacular environment…

Panorama of Lil’ Moo and the mountains…

Miles and Mama (Nadia) posing…

Cairn in the clouds…and NO…I don’t ever put these things up…I detest them on Trout waters…

Mountain view…

Desert cactus…

More sharp vegetation not suitable for sitting on…

A final look North of the mountains…

Back at the Casa to watch the sun go down…

 

NEXT: Some RETRO stuff…

 

 

PT/TB

 

 

 

 

 

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I was going through some photographs that Ally and I collected when we made the trek to the storage unit … I don’t think that anyone has ever seen these. Some are very interesting and bring back a lot of memories. For those of you who survived the 60’s and 70’s, “I’m Your Captain”, is germane…

My Mother when she was about nineteen. This was from a photo shoot for a certain very popular peppermint candy  …around 1937, when she was doing modeling jobs in NYC…

Again, about the same time, 1937, posing with skis in Central Park, NYC…I see a lot of her in both my daughters…

On the back lot at 20th. Century Fox…being dragged around by Mom and Dad …”ENOUGH with the publicity photos…!!!”….

XMAS and visiting the fat guy in the red suit, on the roof with real reindeer, at the Tail O’ the Cock Restaurant on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, CA…I’m interested in the fat guy, my brother wants his bell…

The Tail O’ the Cock…torn down for a mall…

My Mother’s birthday on the set (location), St. George, Utah 1955…the big guy in the middle is kinda’ obvious…

My Mother’s “shrimper”, the O’Susanah, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL…I became quite intimate with every piece of wood on that boat..I spent 3 weeks scraping, sanding and re -varnishing all of it before I went in the service, in 1967…

The Captain…with her day’s catch…West End, Grand Bahama Island, 1967…

PT, floating on a raft near The Captain’s Hatteras Sportfisherman, West End, Grand Bahama Island, 1971…just after I got out of the Army…

With the GUIDE who put her into all the fish, me and her mate Hinkley…

.300 Weatherby in hand for target practice – before the big safari in Kenya…

One of the “RARE” instances that I got to sit in the fighting chair…The Captain was inside attending to this:

This was around a lot….

Taking aim…pretty good shot too…

Overlooking the Great Rift Valley, East Africa…

…I get it…

PT/TB

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