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ssicarman
12-15-2013, 01:07 PM
Finally getting around to posting this years trip.

I went to the same general area this trip that I did last year. Tried not to do the same roads and stops all of the way but some of the same can't be helped to get from here to there. Some of the same is done because it is worth seeing again or seeing different things in the area.

I left Calgary November 10 and returned November 20. Headed home a bit early this year to try and avoid some nasty winter storms due to go through northern Idaho and southern Montana where I would have to drive through to get back. I managed to make it through the beginning edges of it. What I caught made me glad that I left early.

First set of photos are for our world traveller XCovlov70. A bunch of North American RV's. No particular order, just taken through out the trip.

RV and its toad
http://www.rv-insight.com/RV-Towable-Vehicles.html.


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3685/10880663694_bea2b79815_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880663694/)
DSCF1387 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880663694/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3833/10880493635_1464dbd3d5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880493635/)
DSCF1397 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880493635/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7327/10880788063_7e5397f8ee_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880788063/)
DSCF1403 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880788063/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3666/10880465575_73f9ab28ea_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880465575/)
DSCF1406 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880465575/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Another toad

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/10880751803_2eaf88671b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880751803/)
DSCF1413 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880751803/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Another toad from the front end

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5517/10880476224_fc37f169c2_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880476224/)
DSCF1433 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880476224/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Another toad

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5494/11078061283_9120d2993b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11078061283/)
DSCF1686 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11078061283/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3732/11077861925_2e3e469aaf_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11077861925/)
DSCF1690 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11077861925/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3721/11077892786_de6067a0c9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11077892786/)
DSCF1708 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11077892786/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

XCovlov70
12-15-2013, 01:15 PM
WOW! You certainly have some 'Toads' crawling along the roads over there!

We get the odd '5th Wheel Hitch' as they call them on this side of the 'Pond' but as they are quite LARGE you have to be careful which roads you travel down otherwise you can get 'wedged' between the wall sides! [nonono][nonono]

ssicarman
12-21-2013, 08:29 PM
Now for the trip.

Left home with the weather like this. Cold, snowy and it was considering turning into a blizzard.


http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/10880722924_74dbfda22f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880722924/)
DSCF1362 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880722924/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Heading south out of town.

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DSCF1365 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880876753/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr


http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2845/10880564665_25ac3a1763_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880564665/)
DSCF1366 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880564665/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Last year this shot would have had the mountains in it.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3689/10880561455_efd8a03925_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880561455/)
DSCF1367 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880561455/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3735/10880600176_438a8c14ae_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880600176/)
DSCF1368 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880600176/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5494/10880866543_e3dee1f6cb_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880866543/)
DSCF1369 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880866543/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2824/10880595526_54978110f9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880595526/)
DSCF1371 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880595526/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5489/10880552805_0a12e70c4d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880552805/)
DSCF1372 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880552805/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2839/10880590086_2d48b84902_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880590086/)
DSCF1373 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880590086/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7327/10880545855_0f6351f7c6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880545855/)
DSCF1374 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880545855/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Started getting nastier along here so camera got put away for awhile.

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DSCF1375 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880540775/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

First shot after getting into the USA after some careful driving wondering if there was actually a road.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2888/10880537895_4400c26812_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880537895/)
DSCF1377 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880537895/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on FlickrA bit further south and much nicer weather.


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7323/10880533525_6242deb94f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880533525/)
DSCF1379 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880533525/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Coming into Spokane and losing daylight.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3700/10880567766_f91aba7e16_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880567766/)
DSCF1380 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880567766/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

The next morning after a night in Ritzville WA.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5541/10880675914_d80b68d8d0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880675914/)
DSCF1382 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880675914/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5527/10880524005_d975660304_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880524005/)
DSCF1383 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880524005/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

XCovlov70
12-22-2013, 12:32 AM
WOW!
What a change going across a few lines of Latitude, but very nice pictures, while I guess you needed to sets of clothes in the suitcase? (Winter & Spring).

I would think that the XC still felt surefooted in the snowy bits?

I just wish that they had some of the nice wide roads/lanes over here in Morocco, it might just stop the regular 'smashing' of offside mirrors as two vehicles going in opposite directions pass each other!

The guy we spoke to in Tagazhoute reckons he sources between 40 & 50 replacements each year for unlucky RV owners! [nonono]

ssicarman
12-22-2013, 11:53 AM
Driving style is certainly modified as the packed snow on the roads is nearly as traction less as ice is. Slower speeds and common sense rule the day.

Unlike over there the most of the roads here are designed to take semi's so the narrow roads are rare. That said there will be some shots that even your rig is not able/allowed to do.

Da Tow'd
12-22-2013, 10:10 PM
great photos they make me feel like I'm in the passenger seat
cheers
hank

we are heading out tomorrow on a winter trip

ssicarman
12-25-2013, 09:27 AM
Thanks

Hope your trip goes well. where are you off to?

ssicarman
12-25-2013, 09:54 AM
Second day of the trip.
South from Ritzville through my disliked tri cities area of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland in southern WA. It went better this year with a different GPS and no construction detours. I did begin to wonder though as the GPS routed me through residential areas. In the end though it went well.
From the tri cities followed the Columbia river to Portland and south to Roseburg OR for the night. Roseburg is a favorite stopping point due to a very good Mexican place called Dos Amigos.

The last batch of pictures had the morning shots in Ritzville so onto the road pictures.

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DSCF1384 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880559846/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7326/10880558006_f9c8cf10f6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880558006/)
DSCF1385 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880558006/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7342/10880555646_e1930b9c19_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880555646/)
DSCF1386 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880555646/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5492/10880508345_3951f2ab9a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880508345/)
DSCF1391 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880508345/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3725/10880813553_002dc07539_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880813553/)
DSCF1392 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880813553/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7441/10880541826_be2711086f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880541826/)
DSCF1393 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880541826/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7454/10880808843_cd13759653_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880808843/)
DSCF1394 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880808843/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3700/10880536586_d70a2c7aae_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880536586/)
DSCF1395 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880536586/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5522/10880495795_74d4236a58_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880495795/)
DSCF1396 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880495795/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Seems to me that I got this shot last year. Perhaps even in the same spot. Makes you wonder if the barge moved at all....

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7386/10880607254_794f96e623_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880607254/)
DSCF1408 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880607254/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7454/10880762283_605441ea3d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880762283/)
DSCF1409 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880762283/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3676/10880759483_8aa60e7a3b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880759483/)
DSCF1411 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880759483/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Getting closer to Portland now.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2845/10880595384_52602e4943_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880595384/)
DSCF1412 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880595384/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Road side stop to take in the view. Nearly got blown away by the wind, it was enough to rock the car a bit when parked. Take not of the white caps on the river.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2862/10880745153_997fceb0e3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880745153/)
DSCF1414 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880745153/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5511/10880460296_0bf5a3f467_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880460296/)
DSCF1415 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880460296/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3827/10880403015_5fd61ed277_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880403015/)
DSCF1416 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880403015/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5500/10880432736_a853e21009_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880432736/)
DSCF1418 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880432736/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7374/10880700993_2b483e2c62_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880700993/)
DSCF1419 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880700993/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

XCovlov70
12-26-2013, 12:01 AM
The 'History Lesson' on the board was very interesting. [thumbup]

Seems like you have a lot of very straight roads in that neck of the woods as well?

The Bridges seemed strange as one went 'UP & Over' the other seemed to go 'DOWN' but did it go Under? :cool:

Did you realise that 'Flickr' pulled a fast one and stuck 2 identical pictures in? (DSCF1386) [sly]

ssicarman
12-26-2013, 10:38 AM
Sadly it was not Flickr that did the 1386 double. It is fixed now.

The bridges run beside each other and were built at different times. I think that this is what makes the area difficult to navigate. The highways have been built up over time and not with the same design.
The road south from Ritzville that is now a very good four lane divided was a two lane secondary highway when I first drove it. The area has grown economically and money has been put into the road system.

The straight roads may be an illusion on my part. Easier to take pictures on the straight bits. The last picture is south of Portland where the land is flat and the interstate likes to go straight. South end of Oregon has more hills/mountains.

ssicarman
12-26-2013, 02:27 PM
Roseburg in the AM.

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DSCF1420 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880690513/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1421 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880378915/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Landscaping at the hotel.

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DSCF1422 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880684603/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Interstate heading south.

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DSCF1423 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880517174/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Decided to heck with the interstate and headed to the coast in Oregon instead of going south and into northern California like last year.

This a plywood plant.

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DSCF1424 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880404836/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Cooling pond across the road from the plant. They used sprinklers to spray the water into the ponds.

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DSCF1425 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880509234/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1426 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880394226/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1427 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880353895/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1428 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880659933/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1429 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880347495/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1431 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880483694/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1432 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880332805/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1434 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880634533/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Weather started getting sunnier the closer to the coast that I got.

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DSCF1435 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880466994/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1436 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880464224/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1437 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880351016/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

State park on the coast.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7457/10880453454_36459d275f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880453454/)
DSCF1439 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880453454/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Facing inland

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DSCF1440 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880338056/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

The lighthouse right on the river.

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Further down the coast.

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ssicarman
12-28-2013, 10:03 PM
Overnighted in Brookings OR. Nice motel at the north end of town with an ocean view.

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Heading south into California.

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Roadside pull over.

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Self portrait or......

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XCovlov70
12-29-2013, 09:55 AM
Really liked the pictures of the cloud in the valley, and the lighthouse.
Always been puzzled why to cool water it is sprayed into a cold pond causing loads of steam, whereas piping it into the cold water would immediately cool it down without causing all the water loss through creating all the steam?

ssicarman
01-01-2014, 11:02 AM
All of the shots with cloud are actually shots of fog from the ocean. The last batch of pictures were all from Highway 1 that follows the coast. It went from driving through the fog to driving over it. The last two pictures above, where you see the cloud is fog covering the ocean. It seems to start dissipating once it hits land.
This year was very different weather than last year. A lot less rain coming down on me during the day, more sun shine :), but there was the fog from the ocean.


Not trying to be educational here but....:eek:

The cooling ponds are just that. The water in the ponds is as hot as the steam/vapour makes it look. High humidity and coolish temps help make it look like more. The process used to make plywood produces a lot of heat so water is used to keep things cool. So the ponds have a lot of heat in them and the water sprinklers spraying the water try to dump the heat in the air.
So it is not really cold water making the steam but hot water.

End lecture.

ssicarman
01-01-2014, 01:16 PM
Those of you with trailers and RV's will need to leave them behind now. They will not make it all of the way and there are no turn arounds after the two mile one.

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Starts out ok.

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Right turn takes you to where the bridge over the river used to be. You want to keep straight.

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No issues so far.

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Starting to hint at road issues.

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DSCF1506 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880084804/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

The asphalt seems to have disappeared. Lets park and have a look around.

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The ocean is to the left.

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The sign says RV's and trailers prohibited. The road looks better than it actually is.

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Road off of the "main" road that went down steep and then some and around a few down corners, down some more to a nice parking lot with a few walks to ocean views.

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From the ocean cliff to the parking lot.

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Shooting north. The river from the park stop is at the top right of the picture.

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DSCF1528 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879698045/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Took this one because the cliff goes down pretty straight and far.

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DSCF1529 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10880000053/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Also took the above to show this. In the lower left light grey rock in the above was this.

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DSCF1530 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879997393/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Back on real road.

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DSCF1531 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879992753/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1532 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879827304/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1533 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879670595/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1534 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879699996/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

XCovlov70
01-02-2014, 12:34 AM
Hi ssicarman!

Thanks for the info on the 'Heat Transfer Process'.

Those roads in the woods where RV's & Trailers are not allowed are not half as bad as the ones we get to go on nearly every day over here, along with Trucks (Semi's) Buses (Coaches) Cars, Camels & Donkeys not forgetting of course Pedestrians!

ssicarman
01-04-2014, 06:02 PM
Just trying to keep things entertaining and educational. :)

ssicarman
01-04-2014, 07:08 PM
Overnighted in Cloverdale, northwest of the Napa and Sonoma valleys.

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DSCF1538 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879922724/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1535 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879694896/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1537 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879961023/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

South towards San Francisco.

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DSCF1540 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879914914/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1541 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879671086/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1543 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879777974/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1545 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879935353/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1546 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879932973/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1547 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879660646/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1548 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879618155/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1549 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879764324/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Coming up to the Richmond–San Rafael Bridge. No toll going east but going west there is a toll.

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DSCF1551 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879920943/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

On the bridge.

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DSCF1553 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879648006/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Looks like a double decker bridge.

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DSCF1555 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879755544/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1556 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879752664/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1557 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879640266/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Very strange looking at the GPS and see that you are driving on water.

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DSCF1559 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879598465/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1560 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879743694/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1561 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879592945/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

On land again to head south to Monterey.

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DSCF1562 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879582415/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1564 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879574295/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1564 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879574295/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1566 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879559745/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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XCovlov70
01-05-2014, 12:45 AM
I thought I recognised that bridge! (Richmond–San Rafael Bridge) as I have been across it a couple of times when visiting SFO as well as the Golden Gate.

Pity there are no 6 lane highways over here, it might help out or confuse the Camels as well as the locals who seem to like walking down the middle of a two lane road, especially in the town centre, while pushing a wheel barrow!

Da Tow'd
01-07-2014, 08:45 PM
you are doing a fine job at that
cheers
hank

ssicarman
01-11-2014, 09:04 PM
Finally got some time to continue.

Last picture was heading south through the San Jose area south of San Francisco to head to Monterey for a few nights.

The hotel in Monterey.

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DSCF1583 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11898763704/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1582 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830900104/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I wanted to stay another night or two. It would have been a Friday and Saturday. The price of the hotel would have gone from 40$ a night to 140$ a night. A very nice room for 40$. Not so much for 140$. I guess the weekenders are willing to pay because I would have gotten the last room for the weekend when during the week they were nearly empty.

Looks like a standard Marigold.

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DSCF1580 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879764713/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

However it is a little bit taller than any that I have ever seen.

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DSCF1581 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879756583/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

In the hotel parking lot.

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DSCF1584 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830464455/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Shots from a few days in the Monterey area.

First order of business is Phil's Fish Market for lunch. Best Chipino--still.

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DSCF1569 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879678474/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1568 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879543455/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1570 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879561946/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

The ocean by the restaurant.
This a planting on the dunes at the beach.

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DSCF1572 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879553226/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1574 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879815183/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Out of focus Pelicans fishing.

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DSCF1575 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879642194/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1576 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879485185/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1578 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10879466795/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Back in Monterey.

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DSCF1586 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11831257306/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1587 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830451825/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1588 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830445305/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

State Park beach by Marina where I stayed last year.

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DSCF1589 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830719783/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1591 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830429825/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1592 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830844864/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1593 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830691663/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1594 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830824414/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1595 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11831189686/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1596 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11831180746/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Middle or so of this shot is a black spot. Shows better in later shots.

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DSCF1597 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830803134/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1599 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830648883/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

The black spot.

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DSCF1600 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830642633/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1601 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830349865/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Headed out to Gilroy to shop the outlet mall and get a few garlic products (garlic tomatillo salsa) for my wife. The Garlic shop by the mall sent me to their store south of town.

They had this by the store. Oddest cow I have seen.

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DSCF1602 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830622283/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Wondered around Monterey before heading south on the coast. Not lost honest. I knew that I was still in Monterey.

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DSCF1608 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11831108356/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1609 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830732174/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1610 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830298295/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1611 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11831087566/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1612 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11831078706/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1613 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830265745/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

ssicarman
01-12-2014, 11:03 AM
Out of Monterey and heading south on the number one.

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DSCF1614 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11831056676/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1615 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830534163/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1616 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830673834/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1617 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830667794/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Looking north. On the hill in the middle of the picture is a nice "little" house.

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DSCF1618 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830233345/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1622 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830631974/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1620 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830217325/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1619 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830752044/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1623 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/92[email protected]/11830619944/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Weekend traffic got slow enough to get a picture of it.

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DSCF1624 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830187215/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1625 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830180525/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1626 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830174345/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1627 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830592914/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Last year the tunnel was under construction, still is. You can see where the hill side came down just before the corner.

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DSCF1628 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830957206/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1630 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830149795/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1631 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830145165/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1634 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830936484/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1637 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11831294896/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1639 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830911774/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1641 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11830478405/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1642 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11078122495/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1643 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11078204696/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1644 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11078214894/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

This guy came up the beach slowly and unsure. He would come up the beach a short distance, stop, check things out and then move up some more.

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DSCF1645 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11078187086/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1646 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11078174536/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1647 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11078178104/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1650 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11078241843/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1651 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11078154534/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Made it in with the gang with no issues.

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DSCF1652 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11078037725/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

This guy looks like he is more than happy in the sun and sand.

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DSCF1654 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11078025515/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1656 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11078096386/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Down the road a bit and the Hearst Castle.

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DSCF1657 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11078087326/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

This is the Pier that the supplies and guests came in on. The waves came in on cycles and one always made a loud booming noise as it crashed.

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DSCF1659 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11077980575/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

The castle is just to the right of the trees.

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DSCF1663 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11078065016/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

The hotel in San Simeon, nice room with balcony and an ocean view over the restaurant.

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DSCF1665 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11078058216/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1669 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11078067964/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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ssicarman
01-12-2014, 03:44 PM
Next morning headed a bit south and then east to Las Vegas. Basically same route as last year but with a different departure so Las Vegas could be made in the one day.

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DSCF1671 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11077952185/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1680 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11078003006/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1681 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11078086933/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1684 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11077992834/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1688 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11077970124/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1691 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11077961314/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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This was the beginning of the largest pump jack farm that I have ever seen. Looking north and south you couldn't see the end of it and it had to be a mile deep.

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DSCF1698 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11077934166/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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Getting closer to Bakersfield. In addition to orchards there are flowers.

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DSCF1704 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11077917434/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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You can't get into California on an interstate without the fruit and veggie inspection station.

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DSCF1710 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11077881316/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Solar farm.

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DSCF1711 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11077968403/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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Nearly into Lost Wages but ran out of light. Once there had to do some fancy detouring to get to the hotel (The Quad, which used to be the Imperial) because they were running a marathon race down the strip. Fowled up traffic for the entire night.

ssicarman
01-12-2014, 05:48 PM
Made it into the hotel in one piece after sitting in way to much traffic. Found out in the morning that I have a view of Caesar's Palace. Also a balcony----that you may not want to go out on for fear of disturbing the pigeons.

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DSCF1713 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11077862706/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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Driving around the next and coming back to the hotel. A new toy being built.

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DSCF1718 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11077863584/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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Out and about that night.

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Down to the Belagio.

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ssicarman
01-12-2014, 09:31 PM
Final batch.

Left Las Vegas a few days early due to what turned out to be some good predictions of bad winter weather coming in on the interstate north.

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Coming up to the Virgin River Canyon. It is the cut out section to the left.

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DSCF1769 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11690737846/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1771 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11689951565/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1772 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11690697326/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1773 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11689925605/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1774 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11690670276/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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Starting to get snow on the mountains in the Salt Lake City area.

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DSCF1781 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11690615956/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Overnighted in Idaho Falls.

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DSCF1783 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11690084203/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Left in the rain with about 6 degrees C. From there the weather was all over the place with a temperature trend to cold. No shots of the real ugly weather areas, got a little busy driving.

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DSCF1785 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11690062663/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

The area was interesting more so in the rearview mirror as the snow was all on the north facing slopes.

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DSCF1786 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11690179074/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1789 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11690021083/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1791 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11690512906/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Into Montana

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DSCF1792 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11689988933/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Back into Alberta and few hours from home.

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DSCF1794 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11690492256/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1796 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11690086944/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1799 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11689678615/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1800 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11689665305/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1801 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11690411886/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1803 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11690384046/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

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DSCF1804 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11690394194/) by ssicarman (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Hope every one enjoyed the trip as much as I did and thanks for taking the time to look.

XCovlov70
01-15-2014, 12:45 AM
Great Pictures!

Wonderful to see that the UK 'Sold' or possibly gave the plans for the 'BIG Wheel' to 'Lost Wages' (A good name for a Gambling City!)
Or did they sell the one in London to help cover the balance of payments?

That Seafood Bowl looked almost good to eat and I was nearly going for a Spoon to dig in! [thumbup]

Thanks for sharing.