Monday, May 2, 2016

La Bamba


La Bamba is the theme of one of the murals painted on utility boxes in historical downtown (or is it downtown historical?) Hollister. In 2015, the City of Hollister funded a mural arts project, employing the talents of local artists Joel Esqueda and Roland Resendiz to create five murals that represent  different cultural aspects of San Benito County.

La Bamba was a 1987 movie written and directed by Luis Valdez, who is the founder of El Teatro CampesiƱo, based in San Juan Bautista, and considered the father of Chicano theater in the United States. The movie is a biographical story about rock-and-roll legend Ritchie Valens who turned the Mexican folk tune "La Bamba" into a popular rock-and-roll song in the 1950s. Unfortunately, Valens' life was struck short, along with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper, when their airplane crashed upon take off.

Some parts of La Bomba were filmed in San Benito County.

Today is Monday Murals, a weekly meme hosted by Oakland Daily Photo, at which I'm linking up. Click here to see murals in other parts of the world.


Sunday, May 1, 2016

First Day of May


Hello Dear Take 25 to Hollister Readers,

Thank you very much for your kind and generous words and hugs as the Husband, Molly the Cat, and I adjust to life without the Mama. We appreciate the love very much.

For you, today, this first day of May, I give you a photo of gorgeous flowers that I spied in a front yard in San Juan Bautista.

Hugs with much love to each and every one of you.

~ Su-sieee! Mac

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Abandoned


A is for abandoned.

And, that's all this gal shall be writing for the 2016 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. Life has taken a critical turn that disallows (such a word?) me to participate in this year's blogging challenge.

Best wishes to all participants.

To see the list of bloggers, click here.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Intermission

Lone Tree Road, Diablo Range

Dear Take 25 to Hollister Readers,

I'm taking a hiatus. How long, I do not know. The Husband, the Mama, Molly the Cat, and I have started on an interesting, one-of-a-kind learning adventure. I will be writing about it now and then at my other blog, The View from the Top of the Ladder. I welcome you to join me there anytime.

If you're new to Take 25 to Hollister, I'm sorry to have missed you. Thank you for visiting and please wander about the blog to find out about what there is to do and see in and around the real Hollister, California, such as the Pinnacles National Park, different state parks, the various parades, Mission San Juan Bautista, San Benito Olive Festival, and fantastic shops and restaurants.

Thank you, all Dear Readers. See you around town.

~ Su-sieee! Mac

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A Tropical Vibe


Close my eyes for a second. Feel the sun's warmth on my body. I can almost believe I'm in Hawaii, rather than traveling along Union Road looking towards the Gabilan Range. Sweet Aloha!


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