Friday, December 09, 2016

Friday’s Faces from the Past: California Christmas 1980

In December 1980, my parents decided that since we now lived on the west coast (in British Columbia), we ought to go to Disneyland for Christmas. We – Dad, Mom, my younger brother and I – really looked forward to our first trip to California, with a side journey to Nevada. We borrowed my uncle’s motorhome and set off on our two-week vacation.

We travelled through Washington, Oregon and California, admired the giant redwoods at Myers Flat, spent a few hours in San Francisco, and then drove to Las Vegas. After a couple of days there, we headed west to California through the Mojave Desert. Once we settled our motorhome at the RV park in Anaheim, we took day trips to Tijuana (in Baja California), Knott’s Berry Farm, and Hollywood. Oh, and we spent time at Disneyland, including Christmas Day!

Maurice and Jacqueline Belair in 1980

At Universal Studios, I photographed Mom and Dad in front of a painted background snow scene.

What a great vacation that was!

Copyright © 2016, Yvonne Demoskoff.

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