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#51 Mike E.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:19 AM

The California coast from Cayucos north up past Big Sur is spectacular. Rent a convertible if you can.

If your headed that way, make sure you top off your fuel tank at Morro Bay " before " driving further up the coast; gas prices are much much higher south of Carmel.



#52 jrbarnett

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 05:50 PM

Jim,

Is that you with the big white moustache?

Newp.  That's CNer Americal.

 

I'm the guy in the plaid shirt opposite him across the table.

 

Regards,

 

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 01:13 AM

 

The California coast from Cayucos north up past Big Sur is spectacular. Rent a convertible if you can.

If your headed that way, make sure you top off your fuel tank at Morro Bay " before " driving further up the coast; gas prices are much much higher south of Carmel.

 

There is a tiny town north of San Simeon that sells gas at twice the going rate at least last time  I 

went by there. I don't remember the name.



#54 seawolfe

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:52 AM

 

Jim,

Is that you with the big white moustache?

Newp.  That's CNer Americal.

 

I'm the guy in the plaid shirt opposite him across the table.

 

Regards,

 

Jim

 

 

You don't look a THING like your picture in your avatar....did you shave? :lol:



#55 hm insulators

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:59 AM

 

While in LA I wouldn't pass up Mt Palomar. 

Bear in mind that it's a 2.5 hour drive south of L.A.

 

San Francisco (and Silicon Valley) is almost a 6 hour drive north of L.A.

 

If he only has a week, he'd be hard pressed to visit both regions and not end up spending scores of hours driving.

 

- Jim

 

 

Also keep in mind the traffic in Los Angeles is horrendous. There are sections of freeway (I-405 between LAX and the San Fernando Valley, for example) that don't have rush hour, they have rush day. These freeways can be clogged from about 7AM all the way to 8PM or even later, and going both ways! :bangbang:  :4  :mrevil:  :ohmy:  :tonofbricks: And if there's any kind of incident, even a minor fender-bender or somebody changing a flat tire on the shoulder, that really screws the freeway up even more! And people are forever spilling and dropping things from their cars, like ladders and mattresses. L.A. drivers can't seem to figure out the idea behind rope and bungee cords. (I always used to joke that Christmas doesn't officially begin in Los Angeles until somebody drops the first Christmas tree onto the freeway.)

 

When you drive the freeways in L.A., KNX-1070-AM is your friend. That's the big all-news radio station and they broadcast traffic reports every ten minutes. Use it! :ubetcha:


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:08 AM

And yeah , sharks is good eatin . I don't know anymore though with all that selinium and mercury and such . 

 

 

But they add that special flavor to the fish! Mmm-mmm! :drool5:  :lol:



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:29 PM

 

Jim,

Is that you with the big white moustache?

Newp.  That's CNer Americal.

 

I'm the guy in the plaid shirt opposite him across the table.

 

Regards,

 

Jim

 

Hmph! A suspicious-looking lot, if I ever saw one!



#58 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:29 PM

 

Might that be Lucia?

 

Jon



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 10:12 AM

 

While in LA I wouldn't pass up Mt Palomar. 

Bear in mind that it's a 2.5 hour drive south of L.A.

 

San Francisco (and Silicon Valley) is almost a 6 hour drive north of L.A.

 

If he only has a week, he'd be hard pressed to visit both regions and not end up spending scores of hours driving.

 

- Jim

 

Coast Highway all the way North to the Redwoods around Humboldt forest and highway of the gods......gives you that same feeling of awe as looking at Saturn for the first time.  Yes, its a long drive, and one you'll remember for a lifetime.....



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 06:35 PM

 

 

While in LA I wouldn't pass up Mt Palomar. 

Bear in mind that it's a 2.5 hour drive south of L.A.

 

San Francisco (and Silicon Valley) is almost a 6 hour drive north of L.A.

 

If he only has a week, he'd be hard pressed to visit both regions and not end up spending scores of hours driving.

 

- Jim

 

Coast Highway all the way North to the Redwoods around Humboldt forest and highway of the gods......gives you that same feeling of awe as looking at Saturn for the first time.  Yes, its a long drive, and one you'll remember for a lifetime.....

 

Do you mean the Avenue of the Giants?  Well worth seeing!



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 08:34 PM

We're in Morro Bay at the moment. The trip has gone well so far, and I've seen a lot... Orion Space Capsule, Space Shuttle Endeavour, JPL, SpaceX, Caltech. Monday I had a chance encounter with the host of the science youtube channel Veritasium, which has made this week even better.



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 08:45 PM

We're in Morro Bay at the moment. The trip has gone well so far, and I've seen a lot... Orion Space Capsule, Space Shuttle Endeavour, JPL, SpaceX, Caltech. Monday I had a chance encounter with the host of the science youtube channel Veritasium, which has made this week even better. 

 

Morro Bay is a wonderful place but not a hot bed for stargazers.. it's a good place to test radar in the fog though.  :)

 

Jon



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 10:14 PM

Morro bay... from there check out the following:

 

http://www.monarchbu...butterfly-grove

 

http://hearstcastle.org

 

http://www.elephantseal.org

 

Enjoy.



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 10:29 PM

We're in Morro Bay at the moment. The trip has gone well so far, and I've seen a lot... Orion Space Capsule, Space Shuttle Endeavour, JPL, SpaceX, Caltech. Monday I had a chance encounter with the host of the science youtube channel Veritasium, which has made this week even better.

Montana de Oro state park is spectacular and just south of Morro Bay a little. 








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