Tag: California

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 …

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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 …

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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.

GoPro Panoramic View Behind Hollywood Sign

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

Sea World Cards

When you go to Sea World in San Diego, California you may receive an entry card like one of these.

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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California is a Sanctuary State

Watched NBC news tonight only to learn that California has become a sanctuary state. This is not a big surprise since California is probably the biggest liberal state in the union, however California is all about the money and I hope that they will lose federal funding because of this. Whenever a state puts criminals …

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Jury Duty

I received a summons in the mail to go to jury duty. On the day of jury duty I had to go to the Hall of Justice, which sounded really cool. Who knows what superhero you might get to meet? As I walked in and passed the elevators it was engraved into the wall, “WITH …

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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.

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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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.

Sea World Aquarium Fish

Here are some images of different types of fish found at the Sea World Aquarium.

Sea World Dolphin Show

The dolphin show at Sea World, San Diego was a lot of fun. At the beginning of the show this guy came out to get some crowd participation and he sang some songs and made everybody laugh. The next part of the show the dolphin trainers came out and told everybody what they do at …

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San Diego Administration Center

Went by the San Diego Administration Center and I liked the architecture so I snapped a couple photos of the building.

Orca Encounter Sea World San Diego

I went to the Orca Encounter show at Sea World in San Diego, California. The show has been changed as PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has protested Sea World numerous times and also the movie Black Fish has portrayed Sea World in a negative light. For me Sea World is doing nothing …

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Cali Comfort BBQ

This weekend I went to La Mesa to and ate some Cali Comfort BBQ. It was a local joint with a sports bar feel to it. Here in the photos you can see Tri-tip, brisket, pulled pork sandwich, french fries, onion rings, and some pink and regular lemonade. The BBQ sauce was good and the …

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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.

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 Sign Hike

Last weekend I hiked up Mount Lee to the Hollywood sign. Before I left I did my research about where to park and how long of a hike it would be. To my surprise some of the information was incorrect. The hike was supposed to be only a 3 mile round trip hike, it ended …

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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.

Brief California History Lesson

Do you know what happened 166 years ago this summer…September 9th, 1850? California became a state! The people had no electricity, the state had no money and almost everyone spoke Spanish. There were gunfights in the streets. So basically nothing has changed except back then the women had real tits and the men didn’t hold …

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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:

Bikes, Babes, and Beer…Oh My!

Went to an event at Boarder X Brewery in San Diego, California that had bikes, models, and it was at a brewery so it had beer. Talk about an excellent combination. Here was one one the models that was posing in front of the vehicles.

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.

West Coast Cars

Went to an event tonight were there were some tricked out West Coast cars with hydraulics, low riders, and some motorcycles. It was my first time ever seeing anything like this so I tried to capture the cars in the best light. Here are some of my photos from the event.

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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Jollibee San Diego

Today I drove through National City and I found a Jollibee there.  The last time I had Jollibee was in the Philippines.  I might go over there sometime just to try it out.

San Diego Living

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

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.

Evening View of Point Loma

Here is a photo of the beautiful view of Coronado Island and Point Loma in San Diego, California.

San Diego Padres Face-off Against the Saint Louis Cardinals

Today the San Diego Padres are facing off in game one of a three game series with the Saint Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball game. I went down to Petco Park to partake in the festivities. Here are some of the photos from my experience. Spoiler alert: The Padres beat the Cardinals 4-1 tonight. It …

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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.”

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.