Tag: California

Close Up Spider Photos

While taking out trash I happened to notice this decent sized spider making a web between trees.  So I grabbed my camera to see what kind of photos I could get of it.  I’m not exactly sure what type of spider it is, but it certainly looks pretty cool.

SeaWorld Laser Light Show

Video of SeaWorld Show: Atlantis Ignites

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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.

Wind Power

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

Arial View of San Diego

Arial view of San Diego, California.

Flying Over the Salton Sea

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 …

Continue reading

California Panhandling Solution

California certainly has its fair share of panhandlers. In east county of San Diego there are actually signs that say not to support panhandlers and to go online to help instead. The webpage to support is ECHTF.org

Top 8 Idiots Of The Year

1. *AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked intellectual leadership. He received a $26 million severance package. Perhaps it’s not Walter who’s lacking intelligence. 2. *WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS: Police in Oakland, CA spent two hours attempting to subdue a gunman who had barricaded himself inside his home. …

Continue reading

It’s a Scorcher

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

Cirque Electrique Show at Sea World

During the summer months Sea World puts on a show called Cirque Electrique. Here is what the stage looks like for the show and here are some clips of the performance. It is very entertaining and a good time.

Novo Brazil Brewing Company

Stopped by the Novo Brazil Brewing company to check out what they’ve got. It was a pretty interesting setup inside of a warehouse.

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.

Indiana Jones Ride at Disneyland California

Here are some of the sights you can see while waiting in line for the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland of California .

It’s a Small World Ride at Disneyland California

Here are some of the sights you can see at the It’s a Small World ride at Disneyland California.

Castle at Disneyland of California

This is what the Castle looks like at Disneyland of California.

Little Italy Bar & Grill in El Cajon California

I don’t typically write a lot of reviews, however in this case I need to give credit where credit is due. I went and ate at the Little Italy Bar & Grill in El Cajon, California for a special occasion and the food was amazing. The quality was great the price was very reasonable and …

Continue reading

California Disneyland Toon Town

Here is a Mickey Mouse statue in the fountain in Toon Town of California Disneyland.

Curry House CoCo Ichibanya Irvine, California

ココイチカレー、たまに無性に食べたくなる味。特に海外だと恋しく感じる。 CAには4店舗あるらしく、アーバイン店に行ってみた。 日本に住んでいた外国人にも人気があり、この味を求めて来るお客でいっぱい。 週末のお昼時は行列が出来ていた。 中国系と韓国系のレストランやショップに囲まれたショッピングセンター内にその店舗はあり、駐車場が無料なのがありがたい。 当たり前ですが英語のメニュー。辛さ・ご飯の量・トッピングを選べて比較的に日本とあまり変わらない。店員は地元の学生さんっぽい。 オーダーも英語のみ。でもアメリカにしてはサービスが良く、 注文するとすぐにカレーが運ばれてきたし、お水もすぐにお代わりを聞いてくれた。 でも店員さんを呼ぶあのチャイムがあったら便利なのになぁ〜。 肝心の味は「これよ!これ!」と安定のお味。 量は多いので食べきれず持ち帰れるか聞くと、To-Go Boxを持って来てくれた。 アメリカ式自分でやりなさいのあのお弁当箱だ。 値段はチップ料金が掛かるので日本より少々高く感じた。 お子様セットのお菓子はオレオクッキー♪ CoCo ICHIBANYA USA

Disneyland California

Things to be seen while walking down main street in Disneyland, California.

Steelcase is Everywhere

Growing up my neighbor worked for Steelcase, otherwise I would probably have no idea that Steelcase is an office furniture company out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. While driving up the I-5 north in California I passed a Steelcase truck. That was pretty cool to see them this far out west. I have heard that you …

Continue reading

California Countryside

Some people say that California is a beautiful state. Apparently they haven’t been anywhere else. Southern California is dry desert that has been sun baked. If you think desert is beautiful, then this is the right place for you. Things don’t really start getting green until you are near San Francisco heading north. If you …

Continue reading

Headstand on the Beach

California is full of interesting people. Here is one instance of a person who was walking down the beach and then for no apparent reason stopped and started doing a headstand. He stayed in that position for at least 15 minutes. Then he took a paddle board out into the ocean and started doing a …

Continue reading

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.

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.

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.