Over the few days I will be sorting through the over 600 image I took while in California. I used two digital cameras. Why? Because I accidentally shut the rental car's door onto my coat...exactly onto the coat pocket...exactly onto the camera in my coat pocket. This was followed by a comic hour in Jackson, California. I went to the County Museum and was directed to Long's Drug Store and then on to Wal-Mart and then on to Staples. Everyone along the way was extremely nice. Finally, there was a half decent camera to buy. It is not as good at the old one; but it works! I was thankful, especially since the new, little device was definitely needed in Yosemite and for the giant trees at the Calaveres State Park.
The poor, old camera has now been pronounced DEAD--beyond reasonable hope--at least it would cost more to fix it than to replace it.
As I sift through the images, I will post some. I'll try to group them. Here's the first batch: Chinatown! Steve (who surprised me by coming to California for the first weekend!) and I went into San Francisco on our first night. We walked up and down the hilly streets looking at the vendors, the cheap imports, the expensive carved ivories, and finally stopped to eat in a little place that had at least half its menu translated into English! Delicious!