I recently made another lap around California which took me to one of my favorite places on the north coast. Naturaly I took a couple of my old junker cameras with me and tried to make a few photographs. If you are headed to norhtern California and looking for a neat place to walk in the big trees and do a little relaxing I have always enjoyed Prarie Creek State Park. And if there I can highly recomend the Miner's Ridge trail for an unforgetable day hike. Been there a few times now and seem to keep going back. I was up there visiting friends among other things, and while I struck out with the beautiful Ranger Renae from Wisconsin (engaged), I did manage to blow up the coleslaw at the 4th of July party. First I'd like to present this image of something I found up there in the park a couple years back. My father, a WWII vet, trained for radio and electronics here in Loa Angeles where Dodger Stadium is now located, worked at a station near Goleta up the coast where he met my Mom on leave in Santa Barbara, and then was shipped to Adak Alaska for three years. Unkown to me or my pop while he was alive is that there is a WWII radar and electronic interception station at Prarie Creek that has been saved as a historic site relating to what my Dad was doing during the war. It's not much, just a couple cinder block buildings that housed electronics and generators, a couple machine guns etc... The place, as I imagine the buildings were in Goleta, was built up to look as much like local farm buildings as posible. These buildings are on the bluffs overlooking the rugged pacific northwest coast. I shot a few frames with my Rolleicord III camera. This image is Ilford FP-4 f~16 at 1/10 and no filters.