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Where's Huell? 10/22 to 10/28

This week Huell enjoys a meal to "Polk"-about, pays a visit to Salvation Mountain and his old friend Leonard Knight, tours the legendary Buck Owen's Crystal Palace, and washes windows - 1000 feet in the air. (For more information on these and other episodes - as well as a chance to purchase them - you can always visit Huell at www.calgold.com).

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Thursday - October 22, 2009; 7:30pm: Golden Gate Replicas - Huell visits two replicas of the Golden Gate Bridge: the walkway to the Point Bonita Lighthouse, and the Guy West Footbridge at Cal State Sacramento.

Related: The highway isn't the only way to get to Point Bonita Lighthouse; here's a video of folks doing it the old fashion way.

Friday - October 23, 2009; 7:30pm: Chiriaco Summit - Huell visits with the people who live and work in this desert outpost on the town's 75th anniversary.

Related: One man documents a journey on horseback through the deserts near Chiriaco Summit, this as a show of support for the Akha people of Thailand.

Saturday - Oct. 24, 2009; 7:00pm: Desert Adventures - Huell visits with outsider artist Leonard Knight to see how his Salvation Mountain is growing. He also takes a look at natural mudpots, which only occur in three places in the U.S..

Related: A ode to Salvation Mountain set to music.

Sunday - October 25, 2009; 7:00pm: Bakersfield - Huell’s next stop on his Road Trip is Bakersfield, where he samples Basque food, visits a Tule Elk reserve and tours Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

Related: The National Park Service made this moving documentary on the Tule Elk, its near annihilation and the effort to bring them back from the brink.


Monday - October 26, 2009; 7:00pm: Polka Restaurant - Huell enjoys a Polish feast at Polka, a restaurant in Glassell Park.

Related: The residents of Glassell Park celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Night Out.

Tuesday - October 27, 2009; 7:00pm: Monarchs - Huell travels to Pismo State Beach, the largest over-wintering site for Monarch butterflies in the U.S.

Related: A family vacation home movie that pulls out the stops on editing, music and photography. Filmed on location at Pismo State Beach:

Wednesday - October 28, 2009; 7:00pm: Tallest Buildings - Huell goes over the edge - literally - when he joins the window washing crew atop the First Interstate Building in Los Angeles, 73 floors up.

Related: Watch the trailer for this death-defying episode of Visiting with Huell Howser:


The image of the Monarch butterfly associated with this post was taken by Flickr user docentjoyce. It was used under Creative Commons license.

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