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California


Those sun-drenched beaches; those sun-tanned bikini girls; those cool evenings of laid-back style. Yes, that's Bali.
It's what I was thinking about when I was stuck in traffic in Los Angeles.

If You Go
So-Cal didn't give me a peaceful, easy feeling... more like a "kill 'em all" feeling. The pressures of population and tourism make Los Angeles expensive and slow to get around, and it's not the friendliest place. My advice is to consider spring or fall when it's possible to enjoy attractions without day-long traffic jams. I found myself liking northern California more than the south. From the wine fields of south-central up through quirky, scenic San Francisco and north through the redwoods, there's lots to see. But stay off the coastal highway 1 if you don't want to be stuck behind trailers.



Dolphin Show, San Diego
August 2008
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Curious Puffin, San Diego
August 2008
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Hollywood Boulevard
June 2008
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Giant Redwoods
June 2008
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Powell Street, San Francisco
June 2008
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Trinidad Bay
June 2008
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Needles › July 1986. Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles ›
  June 2008. Marilyn Monroe's Print,
  Grauman's Theatre, Los Angeles › June 2008. Obregon Dunes, near Mexicali ›
  June 2008. Highway 101, Near Malibu › June
  2008. Sidewalk Stars, Los Angeles ›
  June 2008. Lunch in L.A.'s Koreatown › June
  2008. Los Angeles Traffic Jam › June
  2008. Grauman's Chinese Theatre › June
  2008. Malibu Sign › June 2008. Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles
  › June 2008. The Huntington Library › June
  2008. Ellesmere Chaucer Manuscript ›
  June 2008. Columns and Roses › June 2008. Lawn Statues › June 2008. Rose Garden › June 2008. First Quarto of Hamlet, 1603 ›
  June 2008. Nuns of Chester Hymnal, 15th
  Century › June 2008. Gainsborough's Blue Boy, 1770 ›
  June 2008. Yellow Roses › June 2008. Thin Cactus Stand › June 2008. Japanese Garden › June 2008. Solvang Windmill › June 2008. Olsen's Bakery, Solvang › June
  2008. Solvang Street › June 2008. Santa Ines Marker, Solvang ›
  June 2008. Hamlet Hotel, Solvang › June
  2008. Santa Ines Mission Church,
  Solvang › June 2008. Olsen's Bakery › June 2008. Solvang Mill › June 2008. Edifice Front, Solvang › June
  2008. Seaworld Starfish, San Diego ›
  August 2008. San Diego Hillsides › August
  2008. Gas Town Mural, San Diego ›
  August 2008. Gas Town Neon, San Diego ›
  August 2008. Gas Town View, San Diego ›
  August 2008. San Diego Trolley › August 2008. Shamu the Whale, Seaworld, San
  Diego › August 2008. Dolphin Lineup, Seaworld ›
  August 2008. Pink Flamingos › August 2008. Dolphin Show › August 2008. Puffin › August 2008. Penguins › August 2008. Pismo Beach › June 2008. Grapes Growing, South-Central
  California › June 2008. Right side, Pismo Beach (Grover
  Beach) › June 2008. Pismo Beach Dunes › June 2008. Pismo Surf › June 2008. Grape Rows, South-Central
  California › June 2008. Divisadero Street, San Francisco
  › June 2008. Downtown Street View › June
  2008. San Fran Trolley Lines › June
  2008. Painted Buildings › June 2008. Downtown Sloped Street › June
  2008. San Francisco Fruit › June 2008. San Francisco Mural › June 2008. Union Square View › June 2008. Alacatraz › June 2008. San Fran Tram › June 2008. San Fran Jam › June 2008. San Fran Glam › June 2008. View from Alamo Park › June
  2008. Metro Hotel Backyard › June
  2008. Long Street View › June 2008. Golden Gate Bridge › June 2008. Pier 33 › June 2008. Dockside Blue Mermaid › June
  2008. Rumboldt & Redwoods Forests
  › June 2008. Redwood Forest Trees › June
  2008. Redwood Rings › June 2008. Redwood Rough › June 2008. Redwood High View › June 2008. Redwood Light Bark › June 2008. Redwood & Lighter › June
  2008. Humboldt Forest at Dusk › June
  2008. Trinidad Bay Inlet › June 2008. Trinidad Bay Inlet › June 2008. Diner Neon, Trinidad › June
  2008. Sea Lions Sunning, Trinidad Bay
  › June 2008. Building Mural, Eureka › June
  2008. Eureka Docks › June 2008. Eureka Street › June 2008. Obregon Dunes, CA › July 2008. Gaslamp at Dusk, San Diego › August 2008. Rose Garden Pair, Huntington, Los Angeles › June 2008. Building Tops, San Francisco › June 2008. Eureka Carson Block › June 2008. Trinidad Beach Boat › June 2008. Inside Tree View, Redwood Forest › June 2008.