U.S.S. Midway, San Diego, CA., Jan. 9, 2013

January 16th, 2013 | Posted by Steve in California | Museums | Ocean | Ships | War Birds - (Comments Off)
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I did a visit to the Midway on July 21, 2012.  A post is in this website detailing that visit.  My son & daughter-in-law wanted to tour the Midway so after we left Seaport Village we drove the short distance to the aircraft carrier. Hopefully this post will show some items not covered in that …
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The Carousel at Seaport Village, San Diego, CA., Jan. 9, 2013

January 16th, 2013 | Posted by Steve in California - (Comments Off)
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While visiting in Southern California my son and daughter-in-law wished to visit San Diego to tour and see some friends.  We drove to the Seaport Village area on the water that is adjacent to downtown San Diego.  First we had lunch, then we walked around. Within Seaport Village is an old carousel.  By old I …
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Calaveras Big Trees State Park, June 24, 2012

July 26th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in California | Memorials | Parks - (Comments Off)
6-IMG_6816 Fran & Jonathan in the trees

The previous post covers Jamestown and its historic railway.  Once we left Jamestown we headed to the Calaveras Big Trees State Park about an hour away and higher into the Sierra Nevada mountains.  We had decided on this as our ultimate goal.  It was a place none of us had visited before. I am often …
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The Sierra Railway & Jamestown, June 24, 2012

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Steve in California | Memorials | Museums | Photography | Trains - (Comments Off)
2-IMG_6746 Sierra Rwy Conductor B&W

Our younger son Jonathan is at the University of Texas, Austin, McCombs School of Business studying for his MBA.  Part of what is expected of the MBA students is to get an intern job for the summer.  Jonathan got an offer from E.J. Gallo in Modesto, CA and accepted it.   Modesto is in the middle …
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Photos from the Air May 25, 2012

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Steve in California | New Mexico | United States of America - (Comments Off)
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It is 2 months since I posted anything.  I’m sorry, other things seemed to have kept me busy.  The next few posts will cover May through July and include Jamestown, CA., the Calaveras Big Trees, more Point Loma, and the U.S.S. Midway (CV-41) Museum in San Diego. — The first is from my May trip.  …
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Zzyzx, CA.

February 17th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | California | Museums | Photography | Prehistoric Man | United States of America | Universities - (Comments Off)
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February 11, 2012 Thousands of people drive between Barstow, California and Las Vegas, Nevada every day along Interstate 15.  On your way north a few miles before Baker, CA the exit sign says “Zzyzx Road”.  Many people I talk to have no idea what is there, have never bothered to get off the freeway to …
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Aaron’s Black & Whites

February 15th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | California | Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
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These are some recent photos my son Aaron took then converted to black and white. Aaron has an educational background in the graphic arts. This and a lot of practice has made him into an excellent photographer.  Once he is my age he will have a far better portfolio than I have now.  More of …
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1-4660 Monument to Cabrillo

I think this post will have some better photos than the previous post.  I doubt if many will make it into print, but I think you will find some of them visually pleasing.  These were all shot Dec. 21, 2011. Our first stop the next morning after our trip to Balboa Park was the Point …
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Balboa Park, San Diego

January 11th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | California | Parks | United States of America - (Comments Off)
2-4598 California tower from Alcazar garden

Time and events have gotten away from me.  In early November I had my 2nd cataract successfully removed with a lens implant taking its place.  The necessity of using a contact lens to balance out my vision ceased with that operation.  Now I only wear glasses for close up work, reading and the computer.  I …
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Balboa Fun Zone & Laguna Beach, CA

October 31st, 2011 | Posted by Steve in California - (Comments Off)
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This is really my first pure post to this website.  All the others below were sent first via email.  Only a notification of this is going out via email.  If you want to read it or see the photos this is the only place. Saturday, Oct. 29 Fran was working all day and Angela & …
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