Were he still rockin’ out with us, today would be Kurt Cobain’s birthday. By much extension, that made me think of the American Pacific Northwest.
One of the coolest messages in my postcard collection:
November 11, 1999
Whaleshead Beach, Oregon
May 10, 2000
Caption: At 235 feet high, Haystack Rock is the world’s third largest freestanding [can’t read, torn] monolith. Its impressive silhouette, located at Cannon Beach, foregrounds (is that a verb?) one of the coast’s radiant sunsets.
“up, up + away!” with illustration of the helicopter mentioned below
July 29, 2002
Near a friend’s hometown in Arcata, in Northern California’s Humboldt County
May 19, 2012
“I thought I’d send another postcard response for your collection. Funny enough, this is one of my favorite photos of my hometown in California. I think I like it so much because it so accurately captures the beauties of places in the world that tourist postcards often overlook. To many, the fog may not be ideal, but growing up with that fog–it was always something I could count on. It wrapped me up in familiarity just for a moment.”
Caption: California Roosevelt Elk. Roosevelt Elk are readily seen in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. A protected herd of 200 roam freely and graze alongside California’s Redwood highway.
July 25, 2002
St. Orres lodge, Gualala, California
Caption: Point Arena Lightstation. Established in 1870, destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. The new steel reinforced concrete tower constructed in 1908 stands 115 feet tall and is one of the tallest lighthouses on the West Coast.
July 23, 2002