I was born in Bakersfield, California.
When I was 17, my Father got a new
job up in the Salinas, California area.
We moved north in 1974.
George has never seen the area where I spent my youth :-)
Today was the day to show him my stomping grounds.
We saw my elementary school..
Amy B. Seibert School
my junior high school..
Fred L. Thompson Junior High..
and the high school that I went to
through my junior year..
West High School..
We drove by the house I grew up in..
The favorite spot, that we just had to go to..
Except for a little updating, it looked exactly
how I remembered it.
My Mother used to come here and have ice cream
when she was young, too!
Even these two stuffed heads were there back then..
We had their famous 'Black & White'..
It is vanilla ice cream, then hot fudge, then chocolate ice cream,
then marshmallow creme..topped with walnuts..
It was the same too..and good..
but the price sure went up..$6.30 apiece!!
It was kind of cool visiting my old stomping grounds.
Some of it looked familiar, but Bakersfield has
grown so much in the last 37 years that
I had to use GPS to find all of it!