Landmarks, scenery and home

arti choke

Downtown Castroville, a small town north of Salinas halfway to job site. I drove down this street to work every day, just north of the town it merges with Highway 1. Signs tell all that this is the artichoke capital of the world...


thistles

Artichoke fields...they have an annual Artichoke festival which featured a half-marathon through the fields and along private canals and farm roads. After the race (perhaps 150 participants) the organizers announced that they goofed and the course was only 12 miles. Oh well, I went slow and was almost last. We did get a free ticket to the festival. No, I still don't care for artichokes.


new home

My apartment in Salinas, here on the second floor.


tight squeeze

My apartment from the driveway/parking area.



apartment office

This is the entrance to the main part of the apartment complex, where 90% of the units are, as well as the office. That portion of the property backs up on busy US 101. I'm in a quiet area on the other side of Casentini Street, behind you in this picture.

Boardwalk

90 minutes north of Salinas, this is the Boardwalk in Los Altos, my favorite watering hole and restaurant from the 70s and 80s. As with all of the above pictures, this was taken on my initial visit to the Moss Landing site in January, and my first time here since I ventured out to this part of the country to do the San Francisco and San Jose marathons in 1997

extra extra

Another view of the front door of the Boardwalk. The TV has gotten bigger since 1979, , and some of the newspaper machines have disappeared as the Examiner and the Oakland Tribune have disappeared, but there are still lots of newspapers strewn around inside to read.


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