Dave

I have been fortunate enough to travel the world. I enjoy sharing my thoughts, opinions, and experiences for everyone to see.

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San Diego Maritime Museum

At the San Diego Maritime Museum you will find a small collection of ten different ships such as the Star of India, the 1898 ferryboat the Berkeley, and the B-39 Soviet Foxtrot class submarine. You can even find the San Salvador, which is a replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s galleon which discovered San Diego in …

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A Short History Lesson

1923, Who Was: 1. President of the largest steel company? 2. President of the largest gas company? 3. President of the New York stock Exchange? 4. Greatest wheat speculator? 5. President of the Bank of International Settlement? 6.Great Bear of Wall Street? These men were considered some of the worlds most successful of their days…Now, …

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Broken Belt on Vehicle

I’ve had some real winners for vehicles throughout my lifetime, but I can’t say I ever had a belt break on a vehicle quite like this. After I heard a noise I looked under the hook just to find the source of the noise. Since I didn’t have the tools to fix the issue on …

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For Those Born Between 1925-1955

To all the kids who survived the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s: First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes. Then, after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our …

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Sea World Cards

When you go to Sea World in San Diego, California you may receive an entry card like one of these.

Streaming Television Device

I have heard about a lot of people who are tired of paying high prices for cable t.v. or satellite t.v. have been making the switch to these streamsmart.tv devices which allow people to watch live t.v. that is being streamed. I asked how these devices aren’t illegal and they said it’s not illegal for …

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Profound Quotes From Famous People Throughout History

Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, ‘Lillian, you should have remained a virgin.’ – Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter) I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: ‘No good in a bed, but …

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Things You Might Not Knows About Old Sayings

A SHOT OF WHISKEY In the old west a .45 cartridge for a six-gun cost 12 cents, so did a glass of whiskey. If a cowhand was low on cash he would often give the bartender a cartridge in exchange for a drink. This became known as a “shot” of whiskey. BUYING THE FARM During …

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Stickers Around Griffith Park

While hiking up Mount Lee in Griffith Park I noticed some stickers stuck to street signs and guardrails and other things. I took the opportunity to post a few stickers myself. Maybe this will drive more traffic to the website. If not, it was still a fun hike.

Palomar Observatory

Saturday I went for a drive to the Palomar Observatory. Prior to going I checked online to see what their hours of operation are and it showed from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. After driving over there I got all the way to the gate just to find out the observatory was closed for a special event. …

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