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Our California trip
« on: 21.07. 2019 12:40 »
Some years ago, I won an award for some software that I wrote in my own time that was adopted by my employer. With the money, my wife and I chose to tour California for a month. Here are the better photos that we took. We loved California. We hired a car for a month. I was hoping for a classic large gas guzzler but we were given a Ford Focus, just like the ones in the UK.

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Re: Our California trip
« Reply #1 on: 21.07. 2019 14:44 »
We did a fortnight tour there in 2000, your photos bringing back memories.
and we also had a Focus for seven years, most reliable and cheapest car to run we've ever had (discounting fuel consumption) 7 years, one set front brake linings and one set of wiper blades - that was it
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Re: Our California trip
« Reply #2 on: 21.07. 2019 15:44 »
Neil,

Thanks for adding this tour to my Sunday-morning-sitaround. I was born in the San Fernando Valley and spent my first 45 years there, neverthess, on your trip you managed to get to some iconic places I never did, Yosemite, for example. Now I have to think of Yosemite (and getting back to Big Sur) as bucket list items. Another thing your photos did is make me ask myself, "What was I thinking when I decided to move to Illinois?"

Among other places, glad to see you got to the Getty Museum. It's a very special place. Given that you drove from there to Wanrner Bros. Studios, you drove within one minute of my childhood home off of Coldwater Canyon and about a minute from my last Valley home in Burbank near the studios.

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Re: Our California trip
« Reply #3 on: 21.07. 2019 23:28 »
I'm super happy you guys enjoyed my photos.

Our approach to Yosemite was through a tunnel. As we exited into daylight, the view into Yosemite  valley was the most amazingly beautiful landscape I've ever seen; Bridal Veil Falls on the right and El Capitan massively rising up on the left, framing the valley. It was almost Disney-like in its beauty! I took a picture but nothing beats being there.
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Re: Our California trip
« Reply #4 on: 22.07. 2019 06:31 »
Great shots GB. Must've been a while ago, you still had colour in your hair. LOL.
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Re: Our California trip
« Reply #5 on: 22.07. 2019 13:00 »
greybeard - very good, I thought it was dennis hopper looking for yogi bear ;)

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Re: Our California trip
« Reply #6 on: 22.07. 2019 22:52 »
Love the shots of the botanical gardens and trams of SF. Would go there just to spend some time with those.
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