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Post by Lancebloke on Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:10 pm

David H wrote:
At Alcatraz, did they mention about the 2 years when the island was forcibly occupied by Native American activists in the early 70's?  I know a guy..... Wink



I went to the island a few years ago and they talked about it then.... some visual evidence above.

Forest - we stayed in Monterey and had lunch at Fisherman's Wharf which is where the whale trip sailed from. There was a car auction going on... lots of expensive cars about.
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Post by Mrs Figg on Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:01 pm

Monterey looks gorgeous

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Post by Norc on Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:10 pm

will be "climbing" this mountain on tuesday Besseggen. there will be pictures. probably. 

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Post by azriel on Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:38 pm

Breathtaking view Very Happy There is so much visual evidence, yet alone scientific evidence, of all these countries that was once joined as one great land mass. If you lined up several "natural" photo's, without headings, how many could you guess correctly, especially as there are shared trees, rocks, etc. Very Happy

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Re: The road goes ever on and on - A Travel Thread

Post by David H on Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:22 pm

Lancebloke wrote:
David H wrote:
At Alcatraz, did they mention about the 2 years when the island was forcibly occupied by Native American activists in the early 70's?  I know a guy..... Wink



I went to the island a few years ago and they talked about it then.... some visual evidence above.

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Cool! I'm glad they left the graffiti.
My friend was heavily armed and entrenched in a rifle pit at the time, ready to kill or die when the Feds stormed them. Fortunately the government backed down first. And as Forest said, government policy changed significantly.



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Re: The road goes ever on and on - A Travel Thread

Post by David H on Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:25 pm

Norc wrote:will be "climbing" this mountain on tuesday Besseggen. there will be pictures. probably. 

Please! Nod

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Re: The road goes ever on and on - A Travel Thread

Post by Forest Shepherd on Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:30 pm

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Forest - we stayed in Monterey and had lunch at Fisherman's Wharf which is where the whale trip sailed from. There was a car auction going on... lots of expensive cars about.
The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance it must have been!
I hope you tried the clam chowder at the wharf. It's pretty much the perfect thing for lunch on a Monterey day-trip. I love it anyway, they serve it in bread bowls.


Norc- That mountain must have been a big troll, haha.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:53 pm

What kind of music uni are you at Norc that they send you up mountains! Shocked

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Re: The road goes ever on and on - A Travel Thread

Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:54 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:What kind of music uni are you at Norc that they send you up mountains! Shocked

Julie Andrews School for Vikings probably.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:55 pm

Ah, of course! Very Happy

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Re: The road goes ever on and on - A Travel Thread

Post by halfwise on Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:59 am

Bluebottle wrote:Everybody seems to be going to California. Is there a second gold rush?

Sounds fun though, Lance. Look forward to the pictures. Nod

It goes way beyond that: you have to understand that California is about half the size of Europe. What's impressive is they both did San Francisco and the Redwoods. But Lance never mentioned gorging on Taco Bell while in San Fran. Suspect

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Post by Eldorion on Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:09 am

halfwise wrote:It goes way beyond that: you have to understand that California is about half the size of Europe.  What's impressive is they both did San Francisco and the Redwoods.  But Lance never mentioned gorging on Taco Bell while in San Fran. Suspect

Probably because Lance would not be with us anymore if he'd eaten enough Taco Bell for it to qualify as gorging.
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Re: The road goes ever on and on - A Travel Thread

Post by Lancebloke on Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:21 am

Part 2 (some of these taken on my phone)

So started in L.A. We stayed at Venice Beach, home of the renowned Muscle Beach!









My sand creation!



Day trip to Hollywood Boulevard



2014 Geekie Awards was on which happened to be starting as we parked up. Got treated to this.



Sad moment down the walk of fame.



Picture I took for the forum... made of matchsticks



Also took a trip to Universal Studios. Wish I had taken my camera, the War of the Worlds plane crash set was amazing. Only got this on my phone though.



Next off to San Diego, via Dana Point. Wouldn't mind living here.



Day out at the zoo

















Next stop Palm Springs.... just for some shopping and a water park.



Then off inland and though the Mojave desert



Until Vegas appears



Last few days before we came home











Stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel Metal



And one last picture... me at a distance enjoying my birthday present



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Post by azriel on Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:28 am

Brilliant snappies ! I enjoyed that ! Very Happy

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:32 am

Excellent pics Lance looks like a cracking holiday you had.

Still think Vegas is the single weirdest idea ever and only Americans could have come up with it. Very Happy  (actually that goes for muscle beach too which if someone said to me, we'll go to muscle beach, I am likely to turn up with a spade and a bucket ready to collect my mussles!)

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Post by azriel on Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:47 am

And yer knotted handkerchief Petty, dont forget that,


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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:50 am

Very Happy Not sure if thats to protect me or other people from the glare when the sun hits my bald patch!

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Post by azriel on Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:02 pm

Thats what sunglasses were invented for, purely to protect innocent bystanders from the BLINDING shock of uncovered baldy-bonts Laughing Thumbs Up
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:20 pm

For the well being and safety of others I spend sunlit hours either in bed or in a pub Nod drunken

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Post by Amarië on Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:29 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:What kind of music uni are you at Norc that they send you up mountains! Shocked

A Fjordian one, obviously!

You are always encourage to head out and up on a mountain to meet the locals. Nobody says hello to you on the streets unless they already know you. But while hiking Fjordians always says hello and may have a little chat. And then if you do get to speak to a local at the store or something you have something to say. "I went up on *insert local mountain top*" "Oh how interesting! Did you start at this spot or that spot? Etc.... Have you been to...?"

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Post by bungobaggins on Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:59 pm

Great pics. California has always seemed like such an intimidating place to visit.

Love that pic of Vegas with the mountains in the distance.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:34 pm

Meant to add- that batmobile is still the coolest one they've come up with since the original tv series. Nod

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Post by Mrs Figg on Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:43 pm

fab photos lance, love Minas tirith Razz and the time lapse traffic one is great. bet you had an amazing time seeing all that Americurian mind boggling like Las vagas stuff. Very Happy

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Post by Lancebloke on Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:46 pm

Figgy - I am surprised that nobody else has mentioned Minas Tirith.... I took that on purpose to put here for you lot!!

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Post by azriel on Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:09 pm

wonder how many matchsticks it took ?

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