Monday, June 28, 2010

Gone Fishing

It's almost time for us to head out on our summer trip to the Sierras!

I'm especially looking forward to our vacation since we didn't go camping last summer. (Instead we took an anniversary trip to London and Disneyland Paris, so no complaints there!) It's great to spend family time in a beautiful environment, and I also love the opportunity to read a few books instead of proofreading a few hundred pages a day!

We expect to have a great time celebrating an old-fashioned small-town 4th of July in Bridgeport, California. We were there for Independence Day in 2005 and had a wonderful experience.

Bridgeport was the setting for the opening scenes in the film noir classic OUT OF THE PAST (1947), starring Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, and Jane Greer. Check out this fabulous video on YouTube which matches up actual modern-day Bridgeport locations with scenes from the film.

On our drive up Highway 395, or maybe on the trip home, we hope to stop in at the Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History, which we last visited in 2007.

I have prescheduled four posts to run while I'm out of town, so check back periodically for new content!

Blogging should resume sometime after July 7th.


Blogger KC said...

Sounds like a great trip Laura. Have a smashing time!

9:03 PM  
Blogger Missy said...

Have a great trip!


9:41 PM  
Blogger Irene said...

Sounds absolutely heavenly. Those pictures just make me want to breath in fresh air! Have a wonderful trip.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Raquel Stecher said...

Have a wonderful camping trip. And I'm very jealous you get to go to Bridgeport, California. I would love to go there some day especially since I'm a huge fan of Out of the Past (1947).

5:44 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

Have a terrific time with your family, Laura. We'll be here when you get back.

11:08 AM  

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