Vintage Easter Cards

Since opening my Etsy shop I found it as an excuse to buy even more vintage greeting cards, including cards I hadn’t previously bought for, such as Easter cards. In the past I’ve shared various selections from my ephemera collection, most notably my annual vintage Christmas card post, and with a new swath of cards,…

A Bite of Hot Dog History at the First Wienerschnitzel

Driving down Pacific Coast Highway, this small, yet vibrant red and yellow building may not catch your eye, and if it does you may just write it off as one of the many Wienerschnitzel locations scattered across California, but this is in fact the first Wienerschnitzel! Unlike a similar hot dog counterpart (coughHotDogOnAStickcough), Wienerschnitzel has valued…

Remnants of the Mojave Desert at Route 66’s Goffs Schoolhouse Museum

As mentioned in my Needles post, we were lucky enough to make it to another museum along Route 66 before the sun went down, the Goffs Schoolhouse Museum. While the building started out as a schoolhouse, today it showcases the history of Goffs and the Mojave Desert, both inside the schoolhouse itself as well as…

A Visit to Needles, Home to Spike and the Remains of a Grand Train Depot

Before Interstate 40 arrived through the southwest, there was Route 66, and before that the railroad. And if you traveled any of them to California, Needles was that first city to welcome you to the Golden State. The connection to Route 66 makes Needles proud of its history, but there is much more, much of…