Like everyone else in the Golden State, I was shocked to hear of the passing of Huell Howser. He was beyond cool, and his show was an essential watch for those of us who love to dig out the odd destinations in a state known for weirdness. (I still have yet to visit Slab City, but it’s on my list.)
Somewhere in my archives, I have a cartoon that featured him. It was during the recall back in ’03, when I was looking at possible candidates for Governor. I had Dianne Feinstein, Willie Brown, and a few others I can’t remember, but Huell was featured prominently with microphone in hand exclaiming, Golly!…Would you look at the size of that budget!
There will never be another like him. Rest in peace, traveler.