Category: Travel

Ocean Beach Mural

When hanging out in Ocean Beach you’ll notice different murals and graphic artists paintings. Here is one nice one that you can find painted on a wall when heading into town.

Surfing at La Jolla

While in La Jolla in San Diego, California I watched as surfers were catching some waves just south of the the children’s pool.

Cool Blue Las Vegas

Pabst Blue Ribbon Sign near east Freemont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Vegas Ink

Have you ever seen the t.v. show Vegas Ink? Here is a photo of one of the famous tattoo parlors.

Planet Hollywood Sign in Las Vegas

Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino has quite a way of advertising on the Las Vegas strip as you can tell by the sign.

Top of the Market

In the heart of San Diego near the Embarcadero is the Top of the Market fish market restaurant where you can overlook the San Diego bay and enjoy a nice meal.

Flowers in Las Vegas

While in Las Vegas I happened to spot some interesting flowers, here are the photos.

Walt Disney Animation Studios

On the back side of Mount Lee behind the Hollywood sign facing north is Burbank, California. This is where Walt Disney used the money from one of his movies to build the Walt Disney Animation Studios.

USS Midway

Docked in the heart of San Diego bay is the USS Midway. This CV-41 aircraft carrier was commissioned a week after the end of World War II. It was the largest ship in the world until 1955. The ship operated for 47 years until it was decommissioned in 1992. The ship is now a museum …

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GoPro Panoramic View Behind Hollywood Sign

Here is a panoramic view taking behind the Hollywood sign with a GoPro camera.

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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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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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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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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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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Boom Disco Pattaya Thailand

Between 2001 to 2003 in Pattaya, Thailand you could wake up at 6 AM and walk into Boom Disco.  This was pretty cool because most nightclubs shut down in the early morning, but Boom stays open until 12 noon.  That is when Pattaya was awesome and hopping.

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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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.

Trip to Shanghai China

In the winter of 2007, I took my first trip to Shanghai, China on a Visa run to visit a club built by Dave “DJ 3D” Ward. California Club is a part of Muse at Park 97. Also saw a good part of Shanghai the place where parts of the movie Empire of the Sunwere …

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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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Working in Hong Kong

Working in Hong Kong was a great experience. All telecommunications related, I had a good crew and we remodeled the telephone switch. Hong Kong telephone was very nice to me and we got the job done. I was able to see some good sites and meet some great people on the weekends too. I went …

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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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Working in Bolivia

It was September 1997, (20 years ago), went I got my first contract job to La Paz, Bolivia. My crew and I were in Bolivia for 1 month solid. Not many people spoke English and only had 1 day off per week while working in South America for Nortel Communications. We took a trip down …

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Working in South Korea

Between the United States Air Force and overseas contracting for Motorola Telecommunications and Korean Telecom. South Korea was a great place to be 1995 to year 2000. Seoul, South Korea and Osan Air Base two places I worked. We called it the R.O.K., Republic Of Korea, we even had that Jinro chamisul soju Korea fire power. Put …

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Working in Germany

In 2000, I started my first overseas contract position in Munich, Germany. In 6 months time I had a lot of fun and got to meet some really great people. There was a guy from Texas named Wayne, but I nicknamed him Wayne’s World, who worked in the office in the back. I worked in …

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Trip to Vietnam

I went on a trip to Vietnam to visit a friend who built a golf course called “The Bluffs.”  While there, we went to the tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City.  We also visited the island of Vũng Tau. I felt Hanoi was cool, but not as nice as Ho Chi Minh City.  Vietnam was a …

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Trip to the Golden Triangle

In 2002, I took a trip up to the Golden Triangle.  This is where Thailand, Laos and Burma meets together on the Mekong River in the most Northern tip of Maesai, Thailand.  Some friends and girlfriends came along on this trip.  We found a big Burmese python that weighed 60kg, over 120 pounds, and I …

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Nearly Escaped Myanmar Alive

In 2008, I took my first trip to Myanmar, previously known as Burma, where I stayed in the Capitol city of Yangon, also called Rangoon.  We had a good time visit at the Shwedagon Pagoda, however we were lucky to leave early because if we would have stayed tropical Cyclone Nargis hit and did so much destruction …

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18th Communications Squadron Telephone Maintenance

In 1994-1996, I was in the Air Force and I was stationed at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. I worked in the 18th Communications Squadron Telephone Maintenance in building 400. Some of the guys I worked with were Susac, McNally, and Mr. Sashida who worked trouble tickets. During my off-duty time my friend Mike …

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Killing Fields in Cambodia

In 2000, I took a trip to get a firsthand look at the Cambodian Killing Fields and see the Killing Fields Museum. It was quite an overwhelming experience and I met some nice people along the way.

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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7th Annual Royal Garden Plaza Arm Wrestling Tournament

In 2010, this was my last time competing in the Royal Garden Plaza arm wrestling tournament.  I finished in 3rd place after competing for the 4th time.  I would have finished in second, but my opponent got an easy path to finish in 2nd place. Still was a fun day and it was my last …

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6th Annual Royal Garden Plaza Arm Wrestling Tournament

In 2009, I participated in the 6th Annual Arm Wrestling Tournament that was hosted at the Royal Garden Plaza in Pattaya, Thailand. I really enjoyed the experience.

5th Annual Royal Garden Plaza Arm Wrestling Tournament

In 2008 it was my second competing in the 5th Annual Royal Garden Plaza arm wrestling tournament. My first draw in the first round I had to take on the previous year’s champion. I snapped my shoulder and was injured. Gene was there and rocked it the whole place was on fire with excitement. They …

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4th Annual Royal Garden Plaza Arm Wrestling Tournament

In 2007, I participated in my first arm wrestling event at the Royal Garden Plaza in Pattaya, Thailand. It’s hard to believe that it was 10 years ago. I finished with a draw and a loss. It was challenging because I was competing against professional arm wrestlers. I tried my best and enjoyed the experience.

Super Bowl XXXIX

In 2005, I had a lot of fun hanging out with Gary Strydom and watching the 39th Super Bowl at the Vault Hotel Pattaya, Thailand. We definitely had some wild times. That was Tom Brady’s 3rd Super Bowl win. Now my Jersey has 5 Patches. 

Angkor Wat Cambodia

Great Trip back in 2010 to visit the Angkor Wat temple in the Siem Reap province of Cambodia. I was the strongest  I ever was in my life. Was a goal to get to be that strong and in great shape. Benching 400 for 4 repetitions. Temples were the best. Thank you. Good Memories. This …

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2002 Thailand Fishing Trip

It was a great time, long night out a sea, and fishing in the Day. Never forget this trip we got 2 nice 40kg sail fish at the end of the day. Not easy to get 2 in one day. But we did it.  Took us 45 minutes to get into the boat for each …

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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.

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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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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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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