Category: Travel

Prehistoric Fossils

While visiting the Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona they had these fossils both on display and for sale.  Some of them are quite pricey, so I just took some photos.  They certainly are very cool to see the creatures that were alive so long ago.

Miss Kitty’s Store in Tombstone

Along the streets of Tombstone, Arizona is Miss Kitty’s store which helps keep all the women dressed in Tombstone fashion.

The Original Bird Cage Theatre of Tombstone

Oldest Profession in the West

Where there was money to be had in the old west there were prostitutes. Prostitutes would actually have license to be able to work in the city and believe it or not there are actually different classifications of prostitutes.  Many worked in saloons, parlor houses, or brothels, but lower grade ones worked in cribs and …

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Wyatt Earp Sights to see Around Tombstone

When visiting Tombstone there are enough sights to see to remind you that Wyatt Earp once lived here. Here are some of the Wyatt Earp sights you can see.

Shootout at the O.K. Corral

Tombstone, Arizona was the site of one of the most famous gunfights in American history between Wyatt Earp, Virgil Earp, Morgan Earp, Doc Holliday, Tom McLaury, Frank McLaury, Ike Clanton, and 19 year old Billy Clanton.  There was tensions that arose between the cowboys and the Earp’s leading up to the shootout.  The cowboys were …

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Tombstone Courthouse

The Tombstone courthouse was established in 1882 in Cochise County.  Cochise County had numerous conflicts between early settlers and Apache Indians.

Famous Saloons of Tombstone

Here are some famous saloons of Tombstone.  When this town was bustling these were the places to be.

Welcome to Tombstone

Welcome to Tombstone, Arizona. During the 1880’s Tombstone was bigger than Los Angeles, California. This bustling town had a lot going on in the old west. There was gambling, prostitutes, cowboys, mining, shootouts, rattlesnakes, and many other ways people could die in the west. Here are some sights you can see around Tombstone.

Perfectly Timed Photographs

Davis Monthan Air Force Base Boneyard

Davis Monthan Air Force Base is located southeast of downtown Tuscon, Arizona. Here lies an aircraft boneyard where numerous planes can be found resting and waiting to be picked apart for parts.

Pure Bred Idiot Hot Sauce Roulette

Dateland, Arizona is nothing more than a fly spec on a map along Interstate-8, but while making a pit stop and looking around I happened to notice this funny product.  It is the Pure Bred Idiot Hot Sauce Roulette.  I think it must take a special type of individual who enjoys pain while eating or …

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Midwest Crop Circles

While flying over the midwestern United States I happened to look down and see what looked like farm circles.  Previously the only place I have seen things like these was in desert areas.  This was due to having water sprayers that traveled in a circle pattern around and kept watering the crops.  I am a …

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Fly the Friendly Skies

Pirate Ship in San Diego

At the San Diego Maritime Museum you will find an old style ship that looks much like a pirate ship.  This was used in the “Pirate’s of the Caribbean” films and is certainly something to check out.  For their time these were considered to be great vessels, but you can see it dwarfed by a present …

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North Carolina Research Triangle

At the Raleigh-Durham airport in North Carolina there is a sign for the Research Triangle Region.

San Diego Fishing Pots

For a while now I have passed by the San Diego waterfront and I saw these fishing pots out on the dock.  I kept thinking to myself that it would make a great photograph, however it wasn’t until now that I finally got around to stopping and taking a photo.  It kind of reminds me …

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Cruise Ships in the Port of San Diego

I was driving by the waterfront in San Diego and I noticed a couple cruise ships docked.  So I did the totally unsafe thing to do and snapped some photos of the Disney Wonder and the Grand Princess.

Enjoy the D in Las Vegas

Flying Over and Landing in Las Vegas

Vegas Ain’t Got Nothing on Me

I’m not very much of a gambler, but each time I come to Las Vegas I place 1 bet on the roulette table. I put $50 down on black and $50 down on even and so far every time I placed this bet I have won.

Wind Power

In Southern California between the I-8 and the I-10 highways there is a wind farm that are generating clean energy.

John Swigert Jr. Apollo Astronaut

In the heart of the Denver airport is a statue of John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr. that states 1931-1982, Astronaut, Apollo XIII Congressman Elect, 1982.

Ski Vail

Ski Vail – The valley of the back bowls, 5289 skiable acres.

Breckenridge Ski Resort

Ski the Rockies at Breckenridge ski resort.

Arial View of San Diego

Arial view of San Diego, California.

Rocky Mountains

While flying over the Rocky Mountains I was trying to take a nice photo that included as many mountains as I could. After a few edits I think this shot came out pretty nice.

Flying Over the Salton Sea

Mile High Stadium

Here is a nice arial photo taken while flying over Denver and the Mile High Stadium.

Flying Over the Rocky Mountains

While flying out of Denver, Colorado I was playing around with making a time lapse video of the Rocky Mountains.

Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Flying out of the San Diego airport you may see the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego sign.

Airport Terminal Convenience

If you remember the days of searching for an outlet while on travel it is good to see airports are becoming more convenient. Now you can find charging outlets right at your seat.

A Bad Neighborhood

Hoover Dam

While in Nevada I drove over to the Hoover Dam to take a tour and learn more about the dam that tamed the Colorado river and provides water and electricity to the desert south west of the United States. It was certainly a sight to see and interesting to learn about all that went into …

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Great Things About Japan

#1. Strike in Japan #2. Drink Cans Have Names Written In Braille On The Top #3. Japanese Fans Stayed Behind After The FIFA World Cup 2014 Match To Help Clean Up #4. There Are Baby Seats Attached To The Wall In Most Bathrooms #5. Here Is Some Of The Hospital Food I Ate #6. You …

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Star Wars Characters

Darth Maul, Darth Vader, X-wing starfighter are just a few of the items on display at the Tokyo Central & Main store near Balboa avenue in San Diego, California.

Better Than No Job T-shirt

Japanese Characters

While walking around a Japanese store I came across these characters. Japanese seem to love their women with big breasts, dressed scantily, or dresses as a school girl while they want the men to look cool and carry samurai swords.

Plush Japanese Animal Pillow

While at a Japanese store I found these plush animal pillows that were soft as can be, however after spinning the pillow around I noticed the pillow had a butthole stitched right on there. I’m not exactly sure why that is necessary, but it made me laugh so I snapped a photo.

Vehicle Navigation Directions

Nevada Solar Engergy

If you ever happen to drive between Los Angeles, California and Las Vegas, Nevada along Highway 15 you may happen to notice what looks like acres of shiny mirrors that point to solar collectors. It is nice to see this land put to use to create energy. There isn’t much else to look at in …

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灼熱ベガス

7月のラスベガスは「こんなに暑いのか!」と正直びっくり!日中は45度越え、日が落ちた夜でも40度近い。ちょっと歩くだけでも体力消耗が大きいので、水分補給と日焼け防止は必須。夏にベガスへ行く方は、メイン通りに近いホテルを取って、休憩を入れながらの観光をするか、メインからちょっと離れた場所の安いホテルを取り、レンタカーでの移動をお勧めします。     

Monta Ramen Las Vegas

If you are ever in Las Vegas and craving a good bowl of ramen, Monta Ramen is a pretty good place to start.

What is in a Name?

Driving along highway 15 between Baker and Barstow there is an very interesting road named, “Zzyzx Road.” This road runs in a north-south direction and goes to the Mojave National Preserve.

Tesla Charging Station

While making a stop in Primm, Nevada I happened to spot some Tesla charging stations. This is pretty cool because I have not seen any of these before.

It’s a Scorcher

It’s going to be another hot one today. As you can see from this temperature gauge in Baker, California.

Benny Binion and Binion’s Casino

In downtown Las Vegas on Fremont street you will find Binion’s casino and hotel. This was started and owned by a gambling icon and mob boss Lester “Benny” Binion. On the south end of Las Vegas in the South Point hotel you can find a statue of Benny Binion on a horse and at the …

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Street Performers in Las Vegas

No matter if you are in Hollywood, California or enjoying the Freemont experience in Las Vegas there are a wild array of different types of street performers who are all looking to make some extra cash. Many just dress up as familiar characters from movies, others dress up as anime characters, while others just choose …

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The Fremont Street Experience at Night

Walking down Fremont street in Las Vegas is what they like to call the Fremont Experience. This experience has it all. It has everything from lights, drinks, casinos, street performers, zip lines, legal drugs, stores, gambling, live music, a large array of lights overhead, food, gold nuggets, hotels, it has everything. The only question is, …

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They Call Him Flipper

They call him Flipper, Flipper under the sea. They call him flipper…Well actually I don’t know if Flipper was actually his name, but it sure was fun watching this dolphin swim by as he was leisurely swimming around the tank at Sea World in San Diego, California. Even better yet it was really fun to …

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