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California Trip - August 10-31, 1985

These pictures were taken with a Polaroid Sun 600 instant camera on a cross-country trip in August 1985 and (much) later scanned in. Images are shown at a resolution of 512x619, but are also available in their full-size 1024x1238 original scans by clicking on the links after the captions. The captions are taken directly from the captions as written on the back of the original photos, with any current commentary added in parens.


August 10, 1985



Chicago at night. (probably on I-90, but how could anyone tell?) [1024x1245]

August 11, 1985



Hills in Eastern South Dakota. (along I-90) [1024x1245]

Badlands Nat'l Park, South Dakota. [1024x1245]

Badlands Nat'l Park, South Dakota. [1024x1245]

Badlands Nat'l Park, South Dakota. [1024x1245]

Badlands Nat'l Park, South Dakota. [1024x1245]

August 12, 1985



Mt. Rushmore Nat'l Mon., South Dakota. [1024x1245]

Mt. Rushmore Nat'l Mon., South Dakota. [1024x1245]

Mt. Rushmore in the distance, Black Hills Nat'l Forest, South Dakota. [1024x1245]

Buffalo in Custer State Park, South Dakota. [1024x1245]

August 13, 1985



Yellowstone Nat'l Park, Wyoming. (Taken along the east entrance road.) [1024x1245]

Yellowstone Nat'l Park hot springs, Wyoming. (Taken along the east entrance road.) [1024x1245]

Yellowstone Nat'l Park, Mud Volcano, Wyoming. [1024x1245]

Yellowstone Nat'l Park, Moose, Wyoming. [1024x1245]

Yellowstone Nat'l Park, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Wyoming. (Artist Point) [1024x1245]

Yellowstone Nat'l Park, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Wyoming. [1024x1245]

Yellowstone Nat'l Park, Tower Falls, Wyoming. [1024x1245]

Yellowstone Nat'l Park, Buffalo along the Road, Wyoming. [1024x1245]

Yellowstone Nat'l Park, Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming. [1024x1245]

Yellowstone Nat'l Park, Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming. [1024x1245]

August 14, 1985



Yellowstone Nat'l Park, Geysers, Wyoming. (This could be in the Norris Geyser Basin.) [1024x1245]

Yellowstone Nat'l Park, Old Faithful Geyser, Wyoming. [1024x1245]

Yellowstone Nat'l Park, Old Faithful Geyser, Wyoming. [1024x1245]

August 16, 1985



Lake Tahoe, California. Mtns. on other side are Nevada. [1024x1245]

Squaw Valley, California. 1960 Olympic Site. [1024x1245]

August 17, 1985



Redwood Tree, Muir Woods Nat'l Monument, California. [1024x1245]

The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California. [1024x1245]

The PACIFIC Ocean at San Francisco, California. (This was my first look at the Pacific.) [1024x1245]

August 18, 1985



Alcatraz Island from Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California. [1024x1245]

A Moving Trolley, San Francisco, California. [1024x1245]

Cable Car, San Francisco, California. [1024x1245]

August 19, 1985



The Rocky Pacific Coast along California Rte. 1 South of Big Sur on Pacific Coast Highway. [1024x1245]

Sign for US 101 South to LA in Ventura, CA, on Ventura Fwy. [1024x1245]

August 20, 1985



Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California. [1024x1245]

August 21, 1985



Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA. [1024x1245]

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA. (Just a year after hosting the summer olympics.) [1024x1245]

Dougie and Lisa by the Pacific Ocean, Huntington Beach, California. [1024x1245]

The Pacific Ocean at Huntington Beach, California. [1024x1245]

August 22, 1985



(The Matterhorn at Disneyland with some film trouble evident.) [1024x1245]

It's A Small World, Fantasyland, Disneyland, California. [1024x1245]

Monorail, People Mover, Skyway at Tomorrowland, Disneyland, California. [1024x1245]

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Frontierland, Disneyland, California. [1024x1245]

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Frontierland, Disneyland, California. [1024x1245]

Main Street Electrical Parade, "Disneyland Presents" Train, Disneyland, Anaheim, CA. [1024x1245]

Main Street Electrical Parade, Special "30 years" Float, Disneyland, Anaheim, California. [1024x1245]

The Main Street Electrical Parade, Cinderella Float, Disneyland, Anaheim, California. [1024x1245]

The Main Street Electrical Parade, "To Honor America" Float, Disneyland, Anaheim, California. [1024x1245]

The Disneyland Countdown Clock, Disneyland, California. [1024x1245]

August 23, 1985



The Mexican Border, From California on I-5, Looking to Mexico 1. [1024x1245]

The Mexico-US Border, San Ysidro, CA in Foreground, Tijuana, BCN, MEX in Background. [1024x1245]

August 24, 1985



The Scoreboard of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, California before Dolphin-Raider Game. (This was an NFL preseason game between the Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Raiders.) [1024x1245]

The Scoreboard of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, California before Dolphin-Raider Game. [1024x1245]

The "Tunnel" and the Raiders, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Calif. before Dolphin-Raider Game. [1024x1245]

Dolphin Helment on AstroVision Scoreboard, LA Coliseum, Dolphins vs. Raiders, Los Angeles, California. [1024x1245]

The Raiders intercept a Don Strock Pass, LA Coliseum, Dolphins vs. Raiders, Los Angeles, California. (so the caption claims) [1024x1245]

The Scoreboards after thegame, LA Coliseum, Dolphins 23, Raiders 17. Los Angeles, California. [1024x1245]

August 25, 1985



An Underpass on I-15 North of LA where we stopped for DiBlasi's Flat. San Bernadino Cty, California. [1024x1245]

The California Desert along I-15 North to Las Vegas. [1024x1245]

Sign entering Las Vegas, Nevada, On the Strip, North. [1024x1245]

The Strip at Fremont St., Las Vegas, Nevada. [1024x1245]

The Strip at Fremont St., Las Vegas, Nevada. [1024x1245]

August 26, 1985



The Hoover Dam, Nevada, Pacific Time on Left, Arizona, Mountain Time on Right. [1024x1245]

August 27, 1985



Grand Canyon + Colorado River at Desert View, Grand Canyon Nat'l Park, Arizona. [1024x1245]

Near a Gift Shop at the GC Village, The Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Nat'l Park, Arizona. [1024x1245]

Near a Gift Shop at the GC Village, The Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Nat'l Park, Arizona. [1024x1245]

Lipan Point, The Grand Canyon + Colorado River, Grand Canyon Nat'l Park, Arizona. [1024x1245]

Shoshone Point, The Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Nat'l Park, Arizona. [1024x1245]

Mather Point, The Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Nat'l Park, Arizona. [1024x1245]

Moran Point, The Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Nat'l Park, Arizona. [1024x1245]

Grandview Point, The Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Nat'l Park, Arizona. [1024x1245]

Little Colorado River, Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona. [1024x1245]

Little Colorado River, Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona. [1024x1245]

August 28, 1985



The Painted Cliffs, Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona. [1024x1245]

The Sign for the Continental Divide at Continental Divide, New Mexico, Elev. 7275. [1024x1245]

August 29, 1985



St. Louis Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri. [1024x1245]
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