Category: Travel

Video Landing in San Diego at Night

Here is a time lapsed video of a view from an airplane landing at the San Diego airport at night.

Hand of Faith and Robin’s Gold Nuggets

The Golden Nugget casino located on Fremont Street in Las Vegas has on display the “Hand of Faith” and Robin’s gold nuggets. These two golden nuggets were both found in Australia. The Hand of Faith nugget weighs in at a whopping 61 pounds 11 ounces. Wow! It is difficult to believe this huge nugget was …

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Pawn Stars

I was in Las Vegas, Nevada and decided to stop in on the Pawn Stars, t.v. show on the History channel, 24 hour pawn shop to see what it was like. To my surprise the pawn shop wasn’t very big, but it seemed to have a selection of old equipment, toys, art work, cartoons, comic …

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Griffith Observatory

Last weekend I wanted to hike Mount Lee so I could get some photos behind the Hollywood sign. On the way up there I parked near the Griffith Observatory. The observatory was pretty cool because it is located high on a hill which I’m sure gives some spectacular views of the night sky. Here are …

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HOLLYWOODサイン

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Roses in La Jolla, California

While in La Jolla I was walking down the street and saw these beautiful roses. I just had to stop and snap some photos of them.

Only in Israel

With Hanukkah coming up I thought it would be neat to show some things that you will only see in Israel. A perfect parking job. More Women fly F-16’s in Israel than drive cars in Saudi Arabia. Hasidic family crossing sign. Soldiers who bring their kids to work. Sudoku while swimming in the Dead Sea. …

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Happy Halloween 2016

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Halloween! Here are some Halloween images of a sand art sculptures in Imperial Beach, California.

Sights Around the Imperial Beach Pier

Took a walk on the Imperial Beach pier and took some photos of different things around the area. Here are those photos:

Comic Book Street Names

Today I was driving down the street and I turned on the corner of Gotham and Xavier and thought to myself, obviously the people responsible for naming those streets are fans of comic books.

San Diego Airport

Here are some things I saw while at the San Diego airport. One was a group of people that were all white and the title of it is, “At the Gate.” The other photo was of the Spirit of Saint Louis airplane.

Photos of San Diego

Here are some photos look at San Diego from Harbor Island.

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Monument

Drove over to Point Loma in San Diego, California today to see the Cabrillo National Monument and take some photos to document my experience. Prior to going here I knew absolutely nothing about Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and his monument. Now I know that Cabrillo, a navigator sailing under the flag of Spain, landed at San …

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San Diego Living

Some days it is so nice living in San Diego, California.

Desert Flowers

Took a walk today and spotted these desert flowers near Otay Ranch, California. I have never seen these types of flowers before, so I snapped a shot.

Ocean Beach Hippie Hostel

I was walking around Ocean Beach and saw this decked out hippie hostel. I think the only thing that was missing was a hippie van parked out front, but that is minor since there are a bunch of hippies and hippie vehicles in Ocean Beach.

Swastika Building in Coronado Island

Did you know that there is a swastika shaped building in Coronado Island?  Well, I was looking around Coronado in Google Maps until I came across this building.

Photos Around Monterey, California

Here are some various photos I took while at Monterey, California.

Monterey, California – Sea Otters

Took a trip to Monterey, California because I wanted to see some sea otters and take some photos of them. Here are some of the photos I took. Here is a short video of one of the otters eating breakfast.

Monterey’s Flower Burglar

This morning I was driving to the ocean in Monterey, California in hopes to take some photos of some sea otters when I noticed a movement out of the corner of my eye.  When I looked over there was a young deer walking along the side of a house.  I stopped my car and watched …

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Bixby Bridge – Big Sur, California

As I drove up the California Highway 1 today, I decided to stop and take some photos of the Bixby Bridge. The Bixby creek bridge was opened in 1932. It is one of the tallest single-span concrete arch bridges in the world. It is located in Monterey County and is part of the California State …

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Elephant Seals Near San Simeon

As I drove up California Highway 1, I stopped off at a beach near San Simeon to check out some elephant seals. Being that I’ve never seen elephant seals before, I didn’t know what to expect. First off they are very dramatic. They are always making noise and getting into fights where it looks like …

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Interesting Vegetation

During my evening walk I came across this huge bushes.  These things had to be at least 9 feet tall and they were big and bushy.  I’ve never seen anything like it.  I don’t know if these are tropical plants or desert plants or whatever they sure were interesting.

Great Old West Black and White Photos

Here are some shots from the era of the “Old West”. (captions are below each photo) Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir in Yosemite. Two men most responsible for the Nation Parks we have in California. William Sydney Porter, aka O. Henry. Teller at First National Bank, Austin, 1891-1894. Man, look at that fancy woodwork done …

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Ocean Beach Hippie Van

Today I was driving through Ocean Beach in San Diego, California and I saw a hippie van with a couple of hippies inside of it. I thought it was interesting enough to take a photo of. I can’t read everything, but I think the front of the van reads, “Feel the sun. Love the moon.”

Funny Sign at the Sea Life Aquarium

I was at the Sea Life Aquarium and I saw this sign. The way the sign shows a finger pointing at a fish with a line through it and then the outside fish has a sad face, it looks like the sign is saying, “Don’t point at the fish. It hurts their self esteem.” Maybe …

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Sea Life Aquarium Carlsbad, California

One of the attractions as part of Legoland in Carlsbad, California is the Sea Life Aquarium. Here are some of the photos I took while I was there.

Photos From a Day at Legoland California

Enjoyed a nice spring day at Legoland in Carlsbad, California. Here are photos from my experience.

Ocean Beach Hippies Unite!

Only in California will you see signs to call meetings with hippies. This photo was taken at Ocean Beach in San Diego, California in front of the library.

Extremely sharp 100+ Year Old Pictures of the United States

These photos of life in the US at the beginning of the 20th century are truly a walk back in time. The first photo below looks the same today and many of you have entered it on the way to NY. The third photo shows how trolley cars were air conditioned in the summer. The …

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Capitol Records in Hollywood, California

Here is a photo of the Capitol Records building located in Hollywood, California.  This must be where the magic happens.

DJ Tiesto Billboard on Hollywood Boulevard

I was walking down Hollywood Boulevard at night and looked up to see a DJ Tiesto billboard for Hakkasan in Las Vegas.

Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars – 2nd Shoot

I went to Hollywood boulevard and took some more photos of the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California. Here are the photos of the different stars I took pictures of.

The 88th Academy Awards the 2016 Oscars

The stage is set. The red carpet is out. It is time for the 2016 Academy Awards being hosted by Chris Rock. Here are some images of what Hollywood looks like for the stars to start showing up.  I took different photos from different perspectives to give a good view of what Hollywood and Hollywood …

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There’s Something You Don’t See Everyday

Today as I was driving home from work, I was stopped at a red light and I looked over and saw a dinosaur tied up in the back of a pickup truck. I thought to myself, “There’s something you don’t see everyday.” Then I took a quick photo and drove home.

Imperial Beach, California

Went over to Imperial Beach, California today to check out the pier, the ocean, and the scenery. Here are some photos that I took while I was there. It gives a different point of view of San Diego and the surrounding area. In the photos you can see the Imperial Beach pier, San Diego, Coronado …

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Photos at La Jolla in San Diego, California

Took a drive over La Jolla in San Diego today to check out the surf and snap a few photos. The beach wasn’t very busy. Here are some photos I took while there.

Point Loma Nazarene University

Drove over to Point Loma Nazarene University today in San Diego, California. Here are some of the photos that were taken around there. The thing that is so spectacular is the location. The university is overlooking the Pacific Ocean near the sunset cliffs. The views are just stunning and some of the architecture is neat …

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Ocean Beach, California

Drove over to Ocean Beach in San Diego, California today. Snapped a few photos. One is of the Ocean Beach sign as you’re driving into OB. The second one is of a painting on a wall. The 3rd is a banner of an Octoberfest celebration in Ocean Beach.

Sunburst Yellow Squash

I just got back from the supermarket where I came across a funny thing I’ve never seen before. A sunburst yellow squash. Never knew it existed on this planet. Needless to say, I was the only person in the store taking photos of the produce. Here is what they look like.

California Hippie Van

A tell tale sign you’re in California. I was following behind this vehicle in traffic. This vehicle has hippie van written all over it. The guy who was driving it looked like he was a member of the Grateful Dead. If you can read the sticker on the back it says, “0-55 in 11 minutes.”

Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, California

I went to Qualcomm stadium for the 1st time in my life. I tried to get photos of outside the stadium and also inside the stadium. Here are my photos from that experience.

Coronado Bridge

Here are some sights you can see while driving over the Coronado bridge in San Diego, California.

Torrey Pines Beach Surf

Today I drove over to Torrey Pines state park in San Diego, California and the surf looked great for body boarding. Here are some photos of the surf at roughly 8:30 A.M.

Deliciously Evil Funnel Cake

During the summer there are many festivals, fairs, parties, and other fun events to attend. If you happen to run across the funnel cake, stay away! The funnel cake is evil. It is so yummy that you just can’t stay away. There is something about that fragrence in the air that just draws you in …

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2015 California Drought

You may have noticed in the news lately where the media has been discussing the California sever drought and water crisis. There are commercials that tell residents of California to conserve water and this affects everybody. I have heard that the majority of water consumption for the state of California is between the state government …

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Lombard Street

Today I decided to drive down Lombard street in San Francisco, California. This road is known for being the windiest road. I thought it would be a nice novelty since I’m here in San Francisco anyway. In this first picture, I am sitting in traffic waiting to get to Lombard street and I snapped a …

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Alcatraz Island San Francisco, California

Since I was in San Francisco today I decided to take some photos from different vantage points of Alcatraz. One perspective was from Pier 39 with a flag flapping in the breeze. Another picture was from Pier 39 again, but over by the boat harbor where the sea lions were resting. The last shot was …

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Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco

Today I went to the Fisherman’s and took some different photos of the different things to see around there.  Even though there was fog overhead, I think I got some pretty good shots.  Some of the things I got to see where the harbor, San Francisco bay, Alcatraz, trolley cars, the Aquarium and the Bay, …

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Golden Gate Bridge

I went and took some photos of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California today. The weather could have cooperated a little better, but at least it wasn’t raining. The was a fog in the bay and it didn’t really let up. I tried to document my whole experience from me taking photos on …

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