Category: Travel

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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Meet the Eagle Ray

This is an interesting character as a member of the stingray family. Unlike stingrays that lay on the bottom of the ocean the eagle rays tend to live in open ocean.

Moray Eel

Went to Sea World recently and saw some of these moray eels. I’m glad I get to see them in sea world because this is about as close as I want to be to one. I don’t think I would want to see one of these in their natural habitat.

Hawaii Lava Boat Tour

Every time the lava hits the ocean more shoreline is created for the Big Island of Hawaii.

Lighting Decor

While sitting in the Original Noodle House in Ocean Beach, California I happened to notice the lighting which added an interesting decor to the restaurant.

High Street

For all the pot heads, occasional smokers, or midnight tokers out there here is a street in La Mesa, California just for you.

Hickam Air Force Base

On Hickam Air Force base back by the channel to Pearl Harbor and near the Officer’s club there is the Missing Man Memorial that honors those who have lost their lives in battle.

Japanese Dessert Store

What kind of building is this? Is it a temple? Perhaps an orphanage? Guess again. It’s actually a Japanese dessert shop located in Kamakura.

Rice Fields in Japan

If you haven’t ever seen any rice fields or how rice is grown it is pretty interesting because Japan does not have a lot of farm land so they grow rice wherever they can. Here are a couple fields I happened to snap a couple photos of as I was driving by.

Store in a Van

Step 1. Find an easily recognizable place. Step 2. Plant flag. Step 3. Open for business. This person chose quite the monumental spot to open his van store.

Japanese Dragon Statue

In the USA people will decorate their lawns with yard gnomes, bird baths, and other decorations. In Japan here is a dragon statue.

Statue in Japan

Here is a little statue in Japan.

Parachuting at Night in Kuwait

Here are some videos of parachuting jumps at night and below is a video of the McKeanna drop zone in Kuwait.

Tony Blair Visits Kuwait

Tony Blair the former British prime minister visited Ali Al Salem air base in Kuwait. In these photos you can see him shaking hands with Colonel Smith the former base commander.

Buddhist Temple at Enoshima, Japan

While walking around Enoshima, Japan one of the landmarks was this buddhist temple. Here is a view looking towards Enoshima Island in Fujisawa.

Funny Watch the Gap Sign

This was one of the funniest signs I’ve ever seen and it was taken at the jungle cruise ride at California Disneyland of all places.

Pirate Ship and Mark Twain Riverboat Cruise

In Frontierland of Disneyland California there are a couple of ships where you can take a 15-30 minute cruise. One of the ships is a pirate ship and the other is the Mark Twain steamboat paddle wheel ship. While on the cruise you get a guided tour of different sights you can see in Frontierland.