More California

Here are some images from various trips from San Francisco.

Muir Woods – Home of the Redwoods
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Sostalito
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Monteray Aquarium

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And, it may not be Chicago, but I have to agree with Harry Dresden and The Archive – Sea Otters are too, tooooooooo cute
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San Francisco

Having spent a few days based in San Francisco, I often saw various parts of it, either on foot, or while on buses or bus trips, I loved the city – here are just a few random snaps –

On a bus trip on the Golden Gate

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The windy road

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The double decker Bay Bridge

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Alcatraz

One of those places people talk about, and I went over. Ironically a couple of days before I go I saw a documentary that proved that the 2 brothers who disappeared, actually survived.

There was an audio walking tour for the prison … but I also saw objects from the 19 Century jail, and regimental living, as well as information about the Indian encampment in the 1970’s. They wanted to claim the Island as a separate country, however in the end they were able to win rights for Native Americans.

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The guards families started some amazing gardens

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The showers

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Yosemite

And so to location 2 in California.  I am now in San Francisco, and my first full day included a day trip to Yosemite.  An early start as it’s about 4 hours to get there – but pleased I made the effort

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Southern California 2

Yes, I did see Mexico in the distance, but didn’t get a decent photo – so here are some of San Diego and Coronado

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Old San Diego

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The Coronado Hotel … home of “Some Like It Hot”

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Around San Diego

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Southern California

For my last day in LA, I had booked a trip to Southern California.

The first stop was to see the caves and wildlife at La Jolla
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And then I went aboard USS Medway – built in the end of WWII and used for Desert Storm
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Disney, Part 2

As I said, I had a 2 day ticket for Disney.  So this day was visiting the actual, original, Disneyland.  I didn’t stay for the parade as the heat was bad again, and the park was heaving – but still had fun.

Just love these benches –
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Yes, I went on this ride … great fun and busy.  Yet again I was able to avoid a lot of the queue as a “single-rider”

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I enjoyed my Jungle Cruise very much

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Decided I wouldn’t pay the $3,000 for the Darth Vader suit – I have too much luggage as it is!

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Some people ask am I going to ride again – well, I did!

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Sleeping Beauty’s castle (I also went inside it)

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Main Street

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Disney

I had booked a 2-day trip to Disney, which is only about a 10 minute walk from where I am staying.  So, day 1 I went to The California Adventure.

I am not someone who does heights, or anything that spins, but still had fun on some of the slower rides (and a couple of faster ones).  It was great to just take in the mad atmosphere.

However I left early afternoon as the temperatures are about 33’C, and my asthma is not happy!  But, I think I saw it all … here is a bit of a taster –

Yes, I wandered through this

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A real fun ride … and great to get splashed as it was so hot!

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Riding a seahorse

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The car I was in was red … It was an easy ride after having had Uncle Willy drive me around for 10 days in Oregon!!

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LA

So, how many of you worked out what the name of the Blog meant? I have left Oregon, and am now in California. Day 1 meant a trip around LA – plenty of photos, and a very hot day. Anyway, here’s a few –

This is where (just off to the right) that M*A*S*H, the series, was filmed

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The house from Lethal Weapon 2

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Walt Disney Convention Centre

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The oldest house in LA

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