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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Behind the Hollywood Sign

Went hiking up Mount Lee to get some photos from behind the Hollywood sign. Last time I did this I parked near the Griffith Observatory and ended up hiking 12 miles round trip and I didn’t have water so I was dehydrated and tired as all can be. I knew I wasn’t going to make …

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Catholic Morning Coffee

Four old Catholic men and a Catholic woman were having coffee in St. Peters Square. The first Catholic man tells his friends, “My son is a priest, when he walks into a room, everyone calls him ‘Father’.” The second Catholic man chirps, “My son is a Bishop. When he walks into a room people call …

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A Bit of Lost History

A bit of lost history captured by Kodak… Cowboys around the Hoodlum Wagon, Spur Ranch, Texas, 1910. Hoodlum Wagon was usually driven by the “Hood” — the wrangler who watched over the horse herd at night. Judging by the saddle style, this unidentified cowboy was working in the late 1870s or 1880s. In his holster, …

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California is a Sanctuary State

Watched NBC news tonight only to learn that California has become a sanctuary state. This is not a big surprise since California is probably the biggest liberal state in the union, however California is all about the money and I hope that they will lose federal funding because of this. Whenever a state puts criminals …

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Message to the National Football League

This is how real men and women behave during the singing of the National Anthem of the United States. Leave politics out of sports. This is during the playing of the National Anthem during Monday night football in Arrowhead Stadium where the Kansas City Chiefs played the Washington Redskins. Please take note of all the …

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The Next Generation

Jury Duty

I received a summons in the mail to go to jury duty. On the day of jury duty I had to go to the Hall of Justice, which sounded really cool. Who knows what superhero you might get to meet? As I walked in and passed the elevators it was engraved into the wall, “WITH …

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The Will to Win

Yesterday I was at a sporting event and I saw this on the back of a person’s t-shirt, so I quickly snapped a photo. Some people want the reward without putting in the effort to earn it. Nothing in this world comes easy. There is no shortcut to victory. If you want victory, you need …

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Tacos El Gordo

Ever since I arrived here in San Diego, California people have told me that San Diego has great Mexican food and tacos. So I decided to give it a try. A couple people recommended that I go to Tacos El Gordo because they are the closest you can get to tacos in Tijuana, Mexico. Upon …

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In the Hood

Signs you know you are in the hood.

Bird Photos at Lindo Lakes

Went to Lindo Lakes near Santee, California and while there wasn’t much to look at around there, but I was able to get some nice photos of some birds and waterfowl.

Tale of Two Alligators

Two alligators were sitting at the side of the swamp near the lake. The smaller one turned to the bigger one and said, “I can’t understand how you can be so much bigger than me. We’re the same age; we were the same size as kids. I just don’t get it.” “Well,” said the big …

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Cicada

While waiting outside in Japan I heard a noise and happened to look up to see this cicada in a tree. Luckily I had my camera and was able to snap a couple photos of it. If you haven’t ever seen a cicada before they are a pretty wicked look insect.

Spinning Coaster

Have you ever had the urge to ride a roller coaster on the 2nd story of a building that spins? If you have, then I have the ride just for you. In Yokohama, Japan there is a roller coaster called the spinning coaster which does exactly that. It is on the roof of a building, …

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Cosmo Clock 21 Giant Ferris Wheel in Yokohama

The Cosmo Clock 21 is a giant ferris wheel in Yokohama, Japan. It was built in 1992 and stands 354 feet tall. It is a short walk from the Sakuragicho train station and it is part of the Cosmo World Amusement park. I decided to go for a ride on it and see what kinds …

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Vanish Roller Coaster in Japan

If you ever find yourself in Tokyo, Japan and are looking for something to do, you should take the subway train over to the Sakuragicho train station in Yokohama. A short walk from the train station you will see a big ferris wheel and at the base of that ferris wheel is a roller coaster …

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The Kumachan Available in Apple News

The Kumachan is now available in Apple News and can be read an previewed through the Apple News application.  Above is the icon for the channel and below is the link to the news feed: https://apple.news/TTo-7AcJhRTKnvEfK52oNgw Be sure to add us to your favorites.

Orion Beer Towel

I received an Orion Beer towel as a gift. The towel is awesome because, not only does it have a cool design with beer and a whale shark, but it is also a reminder of the time I spent in Okinawa. I don’t exactly remember the whole story from when I went and visited the …

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Life Reminders

Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Building

While walking over to the White House I passed by the Dwight D. Eisenhower executive building. I really liked the architectural detail in building. It certainly was worth snapping a couple photos.

Impeach Trump Sticker

While walking down the street in Washington D.C. I happened to see a sticker stuck to a lamp post that said, “tRUMP is an ASS IMPEACH THE PUTIN PUPPET” D.C. is a pretty liberal city, however I’m curious as if these liberals actually think things through. In the event of Donald J. Trump being impeached, …

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George Washington Statue

Walked through the George Washington University Campus in the Foggy Bottom area of Washington D.C. and passed by this statue. I felt it wouldn’t be right to pass by a statue of one of the greatest leaders in American history and not capture a photo of the moment I had.

Scenery Along the California Pacific Coast Highway

Since I will probably never make the drive again in my lifetime, here are photos I took of different sights, scenery, signs, and other miscellaneous things along the California Pacific Coast Highway 1 between Los Angeles and Monterey. I was told that the views are just absolutely gorgeous and I guess for California standards they …

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Hearst Castle

Driving north on California Pacific Coast Highway 1 I saw a sign for the Hearst Castle so I decided to stop and check it out. I took some photos as I walked around, but once I saw the price of the tickets to look at some dead, rich, people’s house, I quickly knew this was …

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Bubble Gum Alley in San Louis Obispo

I heard about this alley in San Louis Obispo called the bubble gum alley because people go there and stick pieces of gum to the wall. For whatever reason that I cannot explain now, I knew that I had to see this. When I got there it was about mid day and unfortunately for me …

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Retro Revolution in Fremantle, Australia

Are you ready for the party of all parties? Well here it is, 5 old school DJ’s from the 90’s & beyond for one night of fun. SONICSSS GLOBAL NETWORK has rounded up Metro Freo’s original 90’s resident DJ’s Steve Spinner & Steve Barrington along with DJ Birdie, Dean Charles & Dave ‘3D’ Ward for …

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San Diego Duck Boat Tours

Around San Diego, California you may see some tour vehicles that have a seal painted on the side of them. The tours use duck boats and they drive around on land and then they drive right into the water to cruise over and check out some sea lions or seals in the San Diego bay. …

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Landing at Salt Lake City

I was trying to figure out what that black spot was.  Is it a swage pond?  Is it a solar panels?  Whatever it is, it is pretty big in size. For the first time in my life I took a flight that landed in Salt Lake City, Utah. I’ve never been to Salt Lake City …

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The Wedding Night

Mike was going to be married to Jane, so his father sat him down for a little chat. He said, ‘Mike, let me tell you something. On my wedding night in our honeymoon suite, I took off my pants, handed them to your mother, and said, ‘Here, try these on!, She did and said, ‘These …

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Senior Toons That May Be True

Political Quotes From Famous People

1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a Congress. -John Adams 2. If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. -Mark Twain 3. Suppose …

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Sea World Sea Turtles

Here are some photos of sea turtles and some fish that you can see in the tanks at the sea world in San Diego, California.

United States Capitol Building

My last night in Washington D.C. I wanted to make the most of my time, so I went over to the Capitol building to get as many photos as I could. When I got home I sorted through my photos trying to choose the best of each angle I was able to get a clear …

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Sea World Aquarium Fish

Here are some images of different types of fish found at the Sea World Aquarium.

Sea World Dolphin Show

The dolphin show at Sea World, San Diego was a lot of fun. At the beginning of the show this guy came out to get some crowd participation and he sang some songs and made everybody laugh. The next part of the show the dolphin trainers came out and told everybody what they do at …

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Venus Fly Trap Eats Crickets

For the first time in my life I have a Venus Fly Trap for an office plant. Yesterday I was thinking that I want to see my plant eat some bugs so I did a little Internet search and found out that I can buy baby crickets from any Petco store. After work I drove …

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World War II Memorial

Visited the World War II Memorial and took some photos around the memorial.

Treasury Department Federal Credit Union

Here are a couple of photos of the Treasury Department Federal Credit Union located at 1500 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington D.C.

Washington Monument at Night

Here are some photos that I was able to shoot of the Washington Monument at night. I tried getting a couple different perspectives that would compliment the photos from my previous post of the Washington Monument during the day. If you notice in the background of the photos you will see the Lincoln Memorial and …

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The White House at Night

During my last night stay in Washington D.C. I made the most of the remaining time I had there and went over to the White House to take some night photos. I wanted these photos to give a night perspective of the previous post I made which showed the White House during the day. I’ve …

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Lincoln Memorial

Walked to the Lincoln Memorial and gasp at the massive size. After thinking about it, I realized that it is quite fitting for how much impact Abraham Lincoln made on shaping the United States as a country. Above Abraham Lincoln’s head it reads as follows: “IN THIS TEMPLE AS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE …

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Washington Monument

I enjoyed a pleasant walk around Washington D.C. I was able to get some good photos from different views of the Washington Monument. To be able to be there, see it, touch it, feel what it is like to be there, and be able to share my experience gives me a warm feeling.

Capitol Building

Washington D.C. is home of many spectacular government buildings. Every time I see the capitol building I’m awestruck with the awesomeness, not only of the building, but also what it represents.

The White House

Went to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue today to take a look at the White House. Here are some photos I took while there. After checking out the White House I happened to notice the National Christmas tree looks like it lost its Christmas spirit.

Too Much Monday Morning Excitement

Over the weekend I bought a new pot for my office plant and today I got the plant nicely situated in its new home and then low and behold a bug climbed in through the window and volunteered to be the first bug eaten by the Venus fly trap. What a great way to start …

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Flag Day 2017

In honor of Flag Day 2017, here is a photo of the greatest flag ever.

San Diego Administration Center

Went by the San Diego Administration Center and I liked the architecture so I snapped a couple photos of the building.

Orca Encounter Sea World San Diego

I went to the Orca Encounter show at Sea World in San Diego, California. The show has been changed as PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has protested Sea World numerous times and also the movie Black Fish has portrayed Sea World in a negative light. For me Sea World is doing nothing …

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Overturned Golf Cart

While golfing, a handsome senior gentleman accidentally overturned his golf cart late one afternoon. A very attractive, 40ish, female golfer, who lives in a villa on the golf course, heard the noise and called out, “Are you OK?” “I’m OK, thanks,” he replied, as he pulled himself out of the twisted cart. She said, “Come …

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