Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Coming Up: An Afternoon of White Elephants and Champagne

On Friday, March 16, 2012, the White Elephant Silent Auction and Champagne Tea will take place at the San Juan Oaks Golf Club, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. This annual fundraiser is sponsored by the Women's Club of Hollister and the  Friends of the San Benito County Free Library. It benefits both the Women's Club Girls' Scholarship and the Friends' Book Fund.

The cost is $30 per person, which includes a light buffet with champagne, tea, and coffee. And, of course, a chance to buy some interesting items.  If you donate an item for the White Elephant Auction, you will receive a free raffle ticket.

For more information or to purchase tickets, check out the flyer below.

Please click on the image for a larger version.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Industrial Art

One of the great things about walking for me is that I finally "see" things I've never noticed the millions of times I've passed by them before.  This window is an example. It's on one of those corrugated steel buildings on Hillcrest Road.

I wonder what I shall "discover" next time.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Old Hollister Cold Storage Business Park

Hillcrest Road is one of the regular byways that I take to get from here to there. Over the last several years, I have watched the once-upon-a-time Hollister Ice and Cold Storage site near the northwest corner of Hillcrest and Highway 25  turn into a business park. I like how they maintained the look of the buildings that are now home to various auto repair shops and fitness programs. Here are just a few of them:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A View to Walk With

The Husband and I have been walking again. The days have been beautiful for it, that's for sure. It's not until I'm walking that I'm reminded again that Hollister is not flat and we are surrounded by gorgeous mountain ranges.

So, what do you think? On which road do you think we were walking eastward:
a) Hillcrest    b) Meridian   c) Lone Tree   d) Santa Ana?

By the way, the mountains really aren't as close to those structures as they look in the photo.

See ya Thursday.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Rock and Rolling and Crushing

When the Husband and I drive around the county, I notice interesting cuts and gouges in the mountains. I always wonder how they were formed. In other words how Mother Nature did her work. The husband almost always tells me that what I'm looking at was created by a quarry.

How many quarries are (and were) in San Benito County? Quite a lot, it turns out. Check out this list of stone quarries compiled by Peggy B. Perazzo at Stone Quarries and Beyond. The list does not include sand or gravel quarries.



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