Sunday, November 29, 2020

Lone Pine and Manzanar Internment Camp in California

We drove down to Bishop, CA to look at a car for sale and ended up seeing lots of other things. This is a bakery in Bishop with a cool old bakery truck in front. 

We wanted to go inside and see what bakery items they had, but they weren't letting in too many people; there was a line of people just to get inside and look around, so we left. 

We drove a little south of Bishop and saw a Japanese Internment campsite at the "Manzanar War Relocation Center"

They had an auto tour to see the layout of the camp - it was basically a town; there were farms, gardens, baseball fields, a post office, a town hall, etc. There were signs indicating that there had been living quarters there at one time, it was a large area. You can see a basketball court below.

Then we drove a little further south to Lone Pine, a small town at the base of Mt. Whitney, pictured here.

There's this Hallmark Christmas movie we have watched for years now, it's not like, my favorite movie or anything, but I noticed this general store with the white horse shown in the movie. They call the town 'Pine Gap' in the movie and you can see this horse when a guy is walking down the street and enters this store, below a big white horse with the name 'Frosty' on the side.

We had driven down here years ago before we moved to Georgia and had seen the horse then, so this time we drove a little extra so that I could get a picture under Frosty like it shows in the movie. 

I told the kids to go away so I could have a picture by myself. 

The store is now out of business. We looked inside and saw a lot of merchandise still in there, but it's obviously closed down. 

This is the movie I'm referring to: 

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