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I'm going to prison
4/5/06, 2:27am
Well... Alcatraz, anyway. And only for one day.

I'm heading to San Francisco early Friday morning on a secret mission, but I think I can spill the beans here since Dante doesn't know about this site and won't see this message.

One of the guys on the Canon forum owns a restaurant in San Anselmo, a small suburb of San Francisco. His restaurant was flooded back in December when it rained so hard the business district in town was under about two feet of water. He spent a couple months rebuilding and finally reopened a month or so ago. So, several of us are going there on Saturday and just showing up unannounced to surprise him.

On the way up, following the 101, I'm planning to stop off at the Winchester Mystery House and Wyatt Earp's grave. Sunday will be Alcatraz. When I was in San Francisco with Madonna two years ago, we wanted to go there, but didn't realize how far in advance the tickets sell out. This time I'm better prepared. I bought my ticket online over a month ago.

I was planning to take Highway 1 home, but it looks like that might not work. A rockslide yesterday caused considerable damage to the road just south of San Francisco and now it's closed indefinitely while they rebuild it. I don't know how long that will take, so I'll just have to keep checking Caltrans' web site or check my maps and figure a way around the closed section. I really would like to stop off at Big Sur again.

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4/5/06, 8:14am
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That sounds neat!

Be safe and have a great time.

Is this an Ashley trip?

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4/5/06, 11:16am
>Be safe and have a great time.

That's the plan! I just hope the rain lets up long enough for me to get around Alcatraz for some pictures outdoors without fear of getting the camera wet. Most of my lenses are waterproof, but the camera bodies aren't. My umbrella and duster are packed (well... they will be soon!).

>Is this an Ashley trip?

No. Ashley will be moving in with Madonna tomorrow afternoon. I'd love to take her along with me, but I'll be going to too many places she just can't get to. I didn't even want to ask if I could get her on the boat to Alcatraz after I saw all the requirements it would take to get her to Catalina last October (which she also didn't get to go to).

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4/5/06, 11:18am
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>I was planning to take Highway 1 home, but it looks like that
>might not work. A rockslide yesterday caused considerable
>damage to the road just south of San Francisco and now it's
>closed indefinitely while they rebuild it. I don't know how
>long that will take, so I'll just have to keep checking
>Caltrans' web site or check my maps and figure a way around
>the closed section. I really would like to stop off at Big Sur
>again.

You might be able to go south from SF for a bit on the 5 and then cut back to the coast at Monterey, if you REALLY want to take the 1!

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4/5/06, 12:23pm
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Looks like more rain, especially for NorCal the next several days.

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4/5/06, 6:25pm
>You might be able to go south from SF for a bit on the 5 and
>then cut back to the coast at Monterey, if you REALLY want to
>take the 1!

That's what I was thinking, too. First I need to find out exactly where that closure is, then I'll consult my maps and see just where I can cut across back to the coast. I would like to get to Big Sur again, but if it doesn't work out, I won't be too disappointed.

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4/5/06, 6:35pm
>Looks like more rain, especially for NorCal the next several
>days.

So far my weekend appears safe. According to noaa.gov (the only site I trust for weather information):

In my experience, anything under a 50% chance of rain means there's almost no chance. Sunday is the only day I really care about here. If it's raining on Friday I'll skip the Winchester Mystery House (I've been there dozens of times already, anyway), but I can still stop in Colma to say hi to Wyatt.

The plans for Saturday at Bubba's Place are all indoors, so the weather that day doesn't really matter.

I just want very little or (preferably) no rain at all on Sunday when I'm on Alcatraz Island. That's all I ask for...

Monday's plans are still up in the air while I figure out how to get from San Francisco to Monterey.

I also have a few other outdoor photo ops in and around San Francisco that I'd like to take care of, but they aren't date specific. Whenever it ain't raining, I can get those done...

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4/5/06, 9:13pm
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>Well... Alcatraz, anyway. And only for one day.
>
>I'm heading to San Francisco early Friday morning on a secret
>mission, but I think I can spill the beans here since Dante
>doesn't know about this site and won't see this message.
>
>One of the guys on the Canon forum owns a restaurant in San
>Anselmo, a small suburb of San Francisco. His restaurant was
>flooded back in December when it rained so hard the business
>district in town was under about two feet of water. He spent a
>couple months rebuilding and finally reopened a month or so
>ago. So, several of us are going there on Saturday and just
>showing up unannounced to surprise him.
>
>On the way up, following the 101, I'm planning to stop off at
>the Winchester Mystery House and Wyatt Earp's grave. Sunday
>will be Alcatraz. When I was in San Francisco with Madonna two
>years ago, we wanted to go there, but didn't realize how far
>in advance the tickets sell out. This time I'm better
>prepared. I bought my ticket online over a month ago.
>
>I was planning to take Highway 1 home, but it looks like that
>might not work. A rockslide yesterday caused considerable
>damage to the road just south of San Francisco and now it's
>closed indefinitely while they rebuild it. I don't know how
>long that will take, so I'll just have to keep checking
>Caltrans' web site or check my maps and figure a way around
>the closed section. I really would like to stop off at Big Sur
>again.
>

Hey we're heading for Monterey Friday morning...returning Sunday morning...We were going to ride the bikes but looks like rain in the forecast.

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4/6/06, 5:47am
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>>You might be able to go south from SF for a bit on the 5 and
>>then cut back to the coast at Monterey, if you REALLY want
>to
>>take the 1!
>
>That's what I was thinking, too. First I need to find out
>exactly where that closure is, then I'll consult my maps and
>see just where I can cut across back to the coast. I would
>like to get to Big Sur again, but if it doesn't work out, I
>won't be too disappointed.

I am actually a little surprised that you would want to get to Big Sur. I mean..it's ok..but for pictures, *I* would think that along the 1 itself would be THE place. (Yea, you COULD go to Carmel..but that place is "overworked" a bit.)

I think that our coast line up there is just wonderful and VERY "picture-genic" You could spend a lifetime just walking it and taking pics, IMHO.

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4/6/06, 5:51am
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>In my experience, anything under a 50% chance of rain means
>there's almost no chance.

When I was in the radio biz, this "percent of rain" was explained to me as, "It WILL rain...in 50% of the area covered", not a "50% CHANCE of rain" as in Vegas predictions.

It's an odd sort of piece of information..but hey, THAT'S what my brain does!!

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Re: I'm going to prison
4/6/06, 9:03am
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>>In my experience, anything under a 50% chance of rain means
>>there's almost no chance.
>
>When I was in the radio biz, this "percent of rain" was
>explained to me as, "It WILL rain...in 50% of the area
>covered", not a "50% CHANCE of rain" as in Vegas predictions.
>
>It's an odd sort of piece of information..but hey, THAT'S what
>my brain does!!
>
>

I'll confirm what Bill says. That's the deal with rain percentages, alright,

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4/6/06, 1:38pm
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>Looks like more rain, especially for NorCal the next several
>days.


Tell me more Larry. With this gorgeous sunshine and 30% chance of rain in Monterey we cant decide whether to ride or take the car. Whats your crystal ball say about Montery this weekend?

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Re: I'm going to prison
4/6/06, 1:41pm
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>>Looks like more rain, especially for NorCal the next several
>>days.
>
>So far my weekend appears safe. According to noaa.gov (the
>only site I trust for weather information):
>
>


>
>In my experience, anything under a 50% chance of rain means
>there's almost no chance. Sunday is the only day I really care
>about here. If it's raining on Friday I'll skip the Winchester
>Mystery House (I've been there dozens of times already,
>anyway), but I can still stop in Colma to say hi to Wyatt.
>
>The plans for Saturday at Bubba's Place are all indoors, so
>the weather that day doesn't really matter.
>
>I just want very little or (preferably) no rain at all on
>Sunday when I'm on Alcatraz Island. That's all I ask for...
>
>Monday's plans are still up in the air while I figure out how
>to get from San Francisco to Monterey.
>
>I also have a few other outdoor photo ops in and around San
>Francisco that I'd like to take care of, but they aren't date
>specific. Whenever it ain't raining, I can get those done...
>

Dang....this is a tough decision. I get real cranky if it rains on the bike....but sure would be more fun.

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4/6/06, 1:46pm
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>>>In my experience, anything under a 50% chance of rain means
>>>there's almost no chance.
>>
>>When I was in the radio biz, this "percent of rain" was
>>explained to me as, "It WILL rain...in 50% of the area
>>covered", not a "50% CHANCE of rain" as in Vegas
>predictions.
>>
>>It's an odd sort of piece of information..but hey, THAT'S
>what
>>my brain does!!
>>
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>
>I'll confirm what Bill says. That's the deal with rain
>percentages, alright,

With our luck we'll be right under that 30% of showers. We're taking the car!

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4/6/06, 2:59pm
>Hey we're heading for Monterey Friday morning...returning
>Sunday morning...We were going to ride the bikes but looks
>like rain in the forecast.

Not much, according to what I see. The latest prediction is "likely rain" for Friday night, then just "mostly cloudy" for the rest of the weekend.

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4/6/06, 3:04pm
>I am actually a little surprised that you would want to get to
>Big Sur. I mean..it's ok..but for pictures, *I* would think
>that along the 1 itself would be THE place.

Yes, but you like the coast. I don't. To me, the coast is ok, but overrated. I've been there, and I've seen it... I have one or two pictures of the ocean. That's enough for me.

I like mountains, redwood trees, rivers and streams, hiking trails, ethings like that. That's what Big Sur has in abundance. It's a helluva lot better than the coast in my own opinion.

I looked up the area where the rock slides are (there are two, I found out). They're both south of Big Sur, so I'll be able to get there, no problem. Then, I'll just have to head back up to Monterey so I can cut across to the 101 and head home. Should work out fine.

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4/6/06, 3:05pm
>When I was in the radio biz, this "percent of rain" was
>explained to me as, "It WILL rain...in 50% of the area
>covered", not a "50% CHANCE of rain" as in Vegas predictions.

Ah! I get it. Thanks. I didn't know that's how it worked. I guess I've always just been lucky enough to be in the right places. If the chance is less than 50%, I hardly ever see any rain, myself.

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4/6/06, 4:34pm
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>With our luck we'll be right under that 30% of showers. We're
>taking the car!

Yep, I'd take the car just to be on the safe side. When a buddy of mine at CSUN did an internship at the Weather Service, he found out that they are notoriously optimistic with weather forecasts on weekends and holidays.

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4/7/06, 4:54am
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>>With our luck we'll be right under that 30% of showers.
>We're
>>taking the car!
>
>Yep, I'd take the car just to be on the safe side. When a
>buddy of mine at CSUN did an internship at the Weather
>Service, he found out that they are notoriously optimistic
>with weather forecasts on weekends and holidays.

That's because the cleaning crew only dusts off the crystal ball on Thursdays....

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4/7/06, 8:20am
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>>>With our luck we'll be right under that 30% of showers.
>>We're
>>>taking the car!
>>
>>Yep, I'd take the car just to be on the safe side. When a
>>buddy of mine at CSUN did an internship at the Weather
>>Service, he found out that they are notoriously optimistic
>>with weather forecasts on weekends and holidays.
>
>That's because the cleaning crew only dusts off the crystal
>ball on Thursdays....
>
>

LOL! Yes. They also wax the Ouji Board at the same time.

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4/7/06, 10:44am
I arrived in San Jose about a half hour ago, stopped for lunch, and when I got out of the car I noticed a big screw sticking out of my left rear tire. There was a Just Tires next to where I had stopped, so I went there to have it looked at. The guy took one look and said, "Oh, that's a bad place! You need a new tire."

I asked if there was a Sears nearby, because I have the road hazzard warranty on the tires. He said there was one a couple miles away, and told me how to get there.

At Sears, when I explained that I had bought the tires at the Northridge store, the man helping me said he wouldn't have a record of that in his computer, and he didn't have the phone number for the Northridge shop to verify my warranty. He suggested I buy a new tire, then have them reimburse me when I get home.

As he was writing up the work order, I pulled out my Sidekick cell phone, went to Google, and typed in "northridge sears automotive" and the first entry listed had the phone number right there in Google's description/summary. So, after a quick call, I'm getting a brand new tire for $13. I love my Sidekick! Now as soon as they're done replacing my tire, I'll continue on to the Winchester Mystery House.

It's funny. After I bought these tires I was kicking myself for buying the road hazzard on them. I never do that because it's usually a waste of money. Now I'm not quite so upset about it!

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4/7/06, 11:14am
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Sorry to hear about the tire, but thank God it didn't blow out on the road miles from somewhere.

I agree with you on the road hazard warranty. Sears really has cut back on what used to be excellent customer service. Their Diehard batteries haven't had their "lifetime" guarantee for a long time now either.

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4/7/06, 9:50pm
Let us know if we need to bail you out or help you escape from Alcatraz. Sounds like you are escaping to Alcatra rather than from it. We can send you an email with a file attached to it. The guards would never suspect a thing.

I have always wanted to see that Winchester Mystery House. Can't wait for the TR.

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4/8/06, 7:20am
>Sorry to hear about the tire, but thank God it didn't blow out
>on the road miles from somewhere.

I wasn't miles from somewhere all day yesterday, so being isolated wouldn't have been a problem. It is good the tire didn't blow out. I don't know how long I was driving with that screw in there. It was in pretty tight, too. I tried to pull it out and it just wouldn't budge!

>I agree with you on the road hazard warranty. Sears really has
>cut back on what used to be excellent customer service.

They treated me right yesterday, though I did have to do some of the legwork myself. The guy who was waiting on me was grumbling and complaining about Sears the whole time. When I had to look for the Northridge store's phone number, he told me they used to have a directory of all the stores so they could call them for things like this, but for some reason Sears stopped publishing it. His supervisor hoarded an old copy, but someone stole it and now they have no way of looking up the phone numbers. Their phones are even blocked from calling 411!

He didn't seem to be too happy to be working there...

I really love these tires I got from them, though. It's the first time I ever bought Michelins, and I'm sold on 'em. I have the All Weather ones, and I've never seen such great tire wear. They're almost a year old (well, three of 'em) with 17,000 miles on them, and the guys at Just Tires and Sears both thought they were brand new. There's just no wear at all yet.

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4/8/06, 7:26am
>We can send you an email with a file attached to it.
> The guards would never suspect a thing.

LOL... Hey, my cell phone can receive email, including attachments! If I can just figure out how to use that file to cut a bar or two, this will be perfect!

Now the forecast is calling for rain every day. So far, it looks like the heaviest rain tomorrow will be late at night with only scattered showers through the day. So, hopefully Alcatraz will still work for me. I'll just have to bring a trash bag or something to protect the camera in case I'm outside when it's raining. And I'll have my umbrella along as well. My fingers are crossed.

>I have always wanted to see that Winchester Mystery House.

That's probably my favorite house I've ever seen. As a kid, I used to live a couple blocks away from it, so I've been there countless times. I spent most of yesterday afternoon there, and I think I took close to 200 pictures. I'll have to weed through those when I get home to pick the best.

As I left the house and headed the mile down Winchester Blvd. to the freeway onramp, it started to sprinkle a little (great timing!). By the time I made it to Cupertino, just a couple miles, it was coming down in buckets, and continued to rain like that until long after I arrived in San Francisco. It clear right now, and today is supposed to be a relatively rain-free day with a scattered shower here and there. I think I'll take a walk down to Fisherman's Wharf before it's time to head to San Anselmo to meet up with my friends.

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4/8/06, 10:21am
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>I really love these tires I got from them, though. It's the
>first time I ever bought Michelins, and I'm sold on 'em. I
>have the All Weather ones, and I've never seen such great tire
>wear. They're almost a year old (well, three of 'em) with
>17,000 miles on them, and the guys at Just Tires and Sears
>both thought they were brand new. There's just no wear at all
>yet.

Yep, Sears is going downhill, I think, which is too bad. My family has always sworn by Craftsman tools and Kenmore appliances. We still have the Kenmore washer and dryer that we bought when we got married...22 years ago!

Michelins are great tires. If you are a member of Costco, you might want to check on the prices there. They seem to have better deals than Sears. I'll be finding out soon, my two front tires look liket they are wearing out and I don't want to take any chances driving over Malibu Canyon every day.

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4/8/06, 10:57am (Last Edited: 4/8/06, 10:58am)
I usually get the road hazard when I can especially when it includes free rotation and balance. I have only had 4 wheel drive vehicles and typically only run Goodyear Wrangler tires. In my experience the Goodyear tires sold through Sears and other outlets are different than the ones bought through a Goodyear retailer and do not match up exactly with the brand store tires. I only get my tires at Goodyear.

I still like Craftsman tools. Most of my tools are Craftsman but I am not a purist. Some of the other brands have similar quality now days and sometimes the el cheapos will fill a need.

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saundrabeach  
Re: I'm going to prison
4/9/06, 12:20pm (Last Edited: 4/9/06, 9:16pm)
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Have a wonderful safe trip...Went to Alcatraz when Robbie was about 6 or so and toured Alcatraz...I must say it was a bit unnerving for me...I felt creepy and when I stepped inside a cell, well I stepped out immediately...Whew...Wasn't Al Capone a resident there too?

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Men and their tools.
4/9/06, 7:52pm
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>I still like Craftsman tools. Most of my tools are Craftsman
>but I am not a purist. Some of the other brands have similar
>quality now days and sometimes the el cheapos will fill a
>need.

I still like Craftsman tools, though I don't think they have the lifetime guarantee anymore?

At our family Christmas party, I "won" a set of Craftsman BBQ tools! They're great! They have the neat looking Craftsman handles too.

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4/9/06, 8:33pm
graphic
>>Hey we're heading for Monterey Friday morning...returning
>>Sunday morning...We were going to ride the bikes but looks
>>like rain in the forecast.
>
>Not much, according to what I see. The latest prediction is
>"likely rain" for Friday night, then just "mostly cloudy" for
>the rest of the weekend.


We chickened out and took the car and it only rained a little on the way up Friday and other wise was a gorgeous weekend.

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Thomas Canty
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4/9/06, 9:00pm
>If you are a member of Costco, you
>might want to check on the prices there. They seem to have
>better deals than Sears.

I haven't been a member in years, but I might have to reconsider. I've had a LOT of people recommend them to me recently for various items and reasons.

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4/9/06, 9:01pm
>I usually get the road hazard when I can especially when it
>includes free rotation and balance.

I would for that reason too, but I've never personally seen one that includes rotation and balance...

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I escaped from Alcatraz!
4/9/06, 9:32pm
Who says you can't escape from there? I made it out just fine!

What surprised me most was how small it was! The Motel 6 in Beatty, NV is bigger than the cell house! Also, it was nowhere near as bleak and dreary as I expected. Sure, the cells were very small, but otherwise it just wasn't as bad as I'd been expecting. Not that I'm saying I'd like to live there, of course... I also recognized a couple places on the island from movies I've seen. Particularly the exercise yard!

After I made my escape and swam back to San Francisco, I wandered around Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 for a while (without camera though -- I didn't trust the clouds). It's funny... When I was here two years ago I was very much less than impressed with the city and vowed I would never return again. Nothing personal. San Francisco just didn't appeal to me. But there was always that regret that I wasn't able to see Alcatraz hanging in the back of my mind. So, when the idea for the surprise attack on Bubba's Diner in San Anselmo came up on POTN, I figured, ok... I'll go back just one more time. I'll meet Johnny and finally get in a visit to Alcatraz. THEN, I'll be done with the bay area!

Well... I've been having a GREAT time! And, I'll be back again. I wouldn't rate it near the Bisbee/Flagstaff "I could see myself living here" side of the scale, but as a vacation destination I'd put it pretty high. Maybe it's all the new and old friends I've been seeing while I've been here.

Hmmm... Since I've been rambling so far, I'll continue. I was just watching a documentary on TV about the big 1906 San Francisco Earthquake whose 100th anniversary is just a few days away. Toward the end of the show they did a segment about the '89 Loma Prieta quake, including all the old familiar video we saw on the news when it happened. Only thing is, now that I've been learning my way around the area and can recognize landmarks, I realized it happened right here! I mean right where I'm sitting. That footage showing the big ball of fire from the gas line rupture? You can see the Palace of Fine Arts in the background of that shot! The motel I'm staying in is pretty much right where that fireball was! Good thing I'm checking out tomorrow morning...

Ok, I've rambled on enough...

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Thomas Canty
Re: I'm going to prison
4/9/06, 9:41pm
>Have a wonderful safe trip...Went to Alcatraz when Robbie was
>about 6 or so and toured Alcatraz...I must say it was a bit
>unnerving for me...I felt creepy and when I stepped inside a
>cell, well I stepped out imediately...

I didn't feel that way at all, not even when I went inside one of "The Hole" cells.

>Whew...Wasn't Al Capone a resident there too?

Yes, he was.

And I was surprised to find out that the "Bird Man from Alcatraz" is a Hollywood Myth... Robert Stroud's real nickname (for a short time) was "The Bird Doctor of Leavenworth".

The funniest thing I heard all day was when one of the park rangers mentioned Stroud's answer during a parole board hearing. They asked why he felt he should be released. His answer: "I'm getting old and don't have much time left, and there are still a few people I need to kill."

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4/9/06, 9:48pm
>We chickened out and took the car and it only rained a little
>on the way up Friday and other wise was a gorgeous weekend.

The weather here in San Francisco has been a lot more unpredictable, with bouts of very heavy rain interspersed with occasionally perfectly clear skies. Pretty weird... At least the weather has played along with my plans for the most part so far.

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BBlast
Re: Men and their tools.
4/10/06, 6:59am
graphic
>>I still like Craftsman tools. Most of my tools are
>Craftsman
>>but I am not a purist. Some of the other brands have
>similar
>>quality now days and sometimes the el cheapos will fill a
>>need.
>
>I still like Craftsman tools, though I don't think they have
>the lifetime guarantee anymore?
>
>At our family Christmas party, I "won" a set of Craftsman BBQ
>tools! They're great! They have the neat looking Craftsman
>handles too.

I BELIEVE that they still have the life-time guarantee..even though now, Sears is owned by Kmart.

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Larry Levy  
Costco
4/10/06, 8:13am
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We use it quite a bit. The tire prices are usually very competitive.

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Larry Levy  
Re: Men and their tools.
4/10/06, 8:14am (Last Edited: 4/10/06, 8:15am)
graphic
>I BELIEVE that they still have the life-time guarantee..even
>though now, Sears is owned by Kmart.

Good. I thought I read somewhere that they had stopped that in th same way they stopped the Diehard guarantee.

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murphy brown  
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4/10/06, 9:54am
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>>With our luck we'll be right under that 30% of showers.
>We're
>>taking the car!
>
>Yep, I'd take the car just to be on the safe side. When a
>buddy of mine at CSUN did an internship at the Weather
>Service, he found out that they are notoriously optimistic
>with weather forecasts on weekends and holidays.


Yeah well it sprinkled a few on the way up and was a drop dead gorgeous weekend otherwise. Didnt want to hear what the bikers we followed had to say about us being in the car.

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murphy brown  
Re: I'm going to prison
4/10/06, 10:00am
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Sorry about your tire problem but you always seem so unruffled and just go along with such events Thomas. It seems like that just adds adventure to your trip or something.

It sounded to me like Sears was discouraging you from exercising your warranty. I wonder if the tire guy got a commission if he sold you a new tire vs honoring your warranty? That would explain his unhappiness.

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murphy brown  
Re: I'm going to prison
4/10/06, 10:06am
graphic
>>We chickened out and took the car and it only rained a
>little
>>on the way up Friday and other wise was a gorgeous weekend.
>
>The weather here in San Francisco has been a lot more
>unpredictable, with bouts of very heavy rain interspersed with
>occasionally perfectly clear skies. Pretty weird... At
>least the weather has played along with my plans for the most
>part so far.


Always enjoyed San Francisco. We use to meet there once a year for 4 days with some friends who have now moved away. Glad you had a good time.

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Larry Levy  
Re: I'm going to prison
4/10/06, 12:39pm
graphic
>>Yep, I'd take the car just to be on the safe side. When a
>>buddy of mine at CSUN did an internship at the Weather
>>Service, he found out that they are notoriously optimistic
>>with weather forecasts on weekends and holidays.
>
>
>Yeah well it sprinkled a few on the way up and was a drop dead
>gorgeous weekend otherwise. Didnt want to hear what the bikers
>we followed had to say about us being in the car.

Probably the same comments Janice and I get when we wimp out and stay at a motel on our college reunion camping trips

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Thomas Canty
Re: Men and their tools.
4/10/06, 10:23pm
>I BELIEVE that they still have the life-time guarantee..even
>though now, Sears is owned by Kmart.

Really??? I didn't know that! When did Kroeger take it over?

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Thomas Canty
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4/10/06, 10:24pm
>We use it quite a bit. The tire prices are usually very
>competitive.

They carry Michelin? I'm sold on that brand. This is the first set of Michelins I've owned, but they're so much better than anything else I've tried. The tread-wear is incredible!

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Thomas Canty
I'm out of prison
4/10/06, 10:34pm
>Yeah well it sprinkled a few on the way up and was a drop dead
>gorgeous weekend otherwise.

I was in and out of light to heavy sprinkles all the way home (I'm home now, by the way). No real rain, though. Well, maybe for a minute or two a couple times.

Besides the two Highway 1 closures I knew about before I left, I later found out about another one between San Francisco and Monterey, so I decided to avoid the hassle of trying to get to Big Sur after all. I had to do SOMETHING on the way home though, so I went to Bill's other favorite place: Hearst Castle. I'd been on the first two tours before, but there were three more I still hadn't taken. I got tour #3 in today. I didn't have enough time left for #4 (the garden tour) though.

I also filled up at the second highest price I've ever paid for gas so far: $3.18 at the Shell station in Cambria. The highest price I've paid was $3.35 in Big Sur just over two years ago. Well, actually, Madonna ponied up the money for that tank so I should say it's the highest price I've pumped into my own car. Those prices are for 87 octane, by the way.

Lots of pictures to work though now!

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Thomas Canty
Re: I'm going to prison
4/10/06, 10:42pm
>Sorry about your tire problem but you always seem so unruffled
>and just go along with such events Thomas. It seems like
>that just adds adventure to your trip or something.

Yeah, it does make for an interesting side story to go along with the trip...

>It sounded to me like Sears was discouraging you from
>exercising your warranty.

You couldn't be further from the truth. He was so embarrassed that Sears doesn't provide him with a way to get in touch with another Sears store. He apologized numerous times, and was genuinely glad when I managed to find the Northridge store's number myself.

>I wonder if the tire guy got a
>commission if he sold you a new tire vs honoring your
>warranty?

Later that morning I did hear him mention to someone else that he does get a small commission on some sales.

His main gripe with Sears, as I found out during that morning as I talked to him, was that his base pay is only $6/hr. He's a retiree who found out he couldn't afford to live on his pension in the San Jose/Cupertino area (I got the impression he had retired from Sears in the first place, but I could be wrong about that), so he returned to Sears and that's the best offer they gave him.

I don't blame him for bitching. Nobody can live on $6/hr. I was making more than that 20 years ago!

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4/10/06, 10:43pm
>Always enjoyed San Francisco. We use to meet there once a year
>for 4 days with some friends who have now moved away. Glad you
>had a good time.

I have quite a few friends in the area now. I'll be returning again. And again...

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4/11/06, 4:37am
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>>I BELIEVE that they still have the life-time guarantee..even
>>though now, Sears is owned by Kmart.
>
>Really??? I didn't know that! When did Kroeger take it over?

A few months ago.

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Re: Costco
4/11/06, 8:33am
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>>We use it quite a bit. The tire prices are usually very
>>competitive.
>
>They carry Michelin? I'm sold on that brand. This is the first
>set of Michelins I've owned, but they're so much better than
>anything else I've tried. The tread-wear is incredible!

You might call one of the Costco tire centers and ask, but I'm pretty certain they do.

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4/11/06, 1:05pm
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>>>I BELIEVE that they still have the life-time
>guarantee..even
>>>though now, Sears is owned by Kmart.
>>
>>Really??? I didn't know that! When did Kroeger take it over?
>
>A few months ago.
>


Can we eat it? Thought Kroeger was all about food...lol All this merging...can't keep up...might as well by a Volkswagon than a Mercedes...
>

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Re: I'm going to prison
4/11/06, 8:26pm
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>>>Yep, I'd take the car just to be on the safe side. When a
>>>buddy of mine at CSUN did an internship at the Weather
>>>Service, he found out that they are notoriously optimistic
>>>with weather forecasts on weekends and holidays.
>>
>>
>>Yeah well it sprinkled a few on the way up and was a drop
>dead
>>gorgeous weekend otherwise. Didnt want to hear what the
>bikers
>>we followed had to say about us being in the car.
>
>Probably the same comments Janice and I get when we wimp out
>and stay at a motel on our college reunion camping trips


In that case I could buy a t-shirt that said CAMPING with a red line through it. LOL Never a decision to make!

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4/11/06, 8:29pm
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>>Yeah well it sprinkled a few on the way up and was a drop
>dead
>>gorgeous weekend otherwise.
>
>I was in and out of light to heavy sprinkles all the way home
>(I'm home now, by the way). No real rain, though. Well, maybe
>for a minute or two a couple times.
>
>Besides the two Highway 1 closures I knew about before I left,
>I later found out about another one between San Francisco and
>Monterey, so I decided to avoid the hassle of trying to get to
>Big Sur after all. I had to do SOMETHING on the way home
>though, so I went to Bill's other favorite place: Hearst
>Castle. I'd been on the first two tours before, but there
>were three more I still hadn't taken. I got tour #3 in today.
>I didn't have enough time left for #4 (the garden tour)
>though.
>
>I also filled up at the second highest price I've ever paid
>for gas so far: $3.18 at the Shell station in Cambria. The
>highest price I've paid was $3.35 in Big Sur just over two
>years ago. Well, actually, Madonna ponied up the money for
>that tank so I should say it's the highest price I've pumped
>into my own car. Those prices are for 87 octane, by the way.
>
>Lots of pictures to work though now!
>

That was another reason the bike would have been better. 20 mpg vs 45 mpg!

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4/11/06, 8:46pm
>Can we eat it? Thought Kroeger was all about food...

I remember a K-Mart in Omaha, Nebraska in the early 70's, so Kroeger has been around for quite a while. That K-Mart had nothing to do with food, though. We did our shopping back then at the Piggly Wiggly.

I'm trying desperately here to work my way through an enormous backlog of email, games and posts on the various web sites I frequent, between bouts of actually working on the several hundred pictures I took over the past weekend. There just ain't enough time in the day...

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4/11/06, 8:52pm
>That was another reason the bike would have been better. 20
>mpg vs 45 mpg!

That's why I love my Ellen! She gets me about 35 mpg or better on these trips... Even at $3.18/gallon, I still made it home from Cambria for less than $30, and haven't had to fill up again yet. The needle is about halfway between the one-half and one-quarter mark.

Have I ever mentioned here that I love my car? No, I didn't think I had...

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4/12/06, 5:50am
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>>>>I BELIEVE that they still have the life-time
>>guarantee..even
>>>>though now, Sears is owned by Kmart.
>>>
>>>Really??? I didn't know that! When did Kroeger take it
>over?
>>
>>A few months ago.
>>
>
>
>Can we eat it? Thought Kroeger was all about food...lol
>All this merging...can't keep up...might as well by a
>Volkswagon than a Mercedes...
>>
>

Funny you mention that..lately I have been saying that the Mercedes line looks darn close to...Toyota.

Then the other day I saw a new Mercedes. I don't know the model, but it looked more Jaguar than Toyota! Nice lines and a flashy car.

'bout time!

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4/12/06, 5:52am
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>>>>Yep, I'd take the car just to be on the safe side. When a
>>>>buddy of mine at CSUN did an internship at the Weather
>>>>Service, he found out that they are notoriously optimistic
>>>>with weather forecasts on weekends and holidays.
>>>
>>>
>>>Yeah well it sprinkled a few on the way up and was a drop
>>dead
>>>gorgeous weekend otherwise. Didnt want to hear what the
>>bikers
>>>we followed had to say about us being in the car.
>>
>>Probably the same comments Janice and I get when we wimp out
>>and stay at a motel on our college reunion camping trips
>
>
>In that case I could buy a t-shirt that said CAMPING with a
>red line through it. LOL Never a decision to make!

Hey..although it is not something that I would seek out, camping in the rain is actually quite a nice adventure! Wouldn't want to be stuck for more than a day or two like that, but it IS sorta interesting! (At least to me!)


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>>>Yeah well it sprinkled a few on the way up and was a drop
>>dead
>>>gorgeous weekend otherwise.
>>
>>I was in and out of light to heavy sprinkles all the way
>home
>>(I'm home now, by the way). No real rain, though. Well,
>maybe
>>for a minute or two a couple times.
>>
>>Besides the two Highway 1 closures I knew about before I
>left,
>>I later found out about another one between San Francisco
>and
>>Monterey, so I decided to avoid the hassle of trying to get
>to
>>Big Sur after all. I had to do SOMETHING on the way home
>>though, so I went to Bill's other favorite place: Hearst
>>Castle. I'd been on the first two tours before, but there
>>were three more I still hadn't taken. I got tour #3 in
>today.
>>I didn't have enough time left for #4 (the garden tour)
>>though.
>>
>>I also filled up at the second highest price I've ever paid
>>for gas so far: $3.18 at the Shell station in Cambria. The
>>highest price I've paid was $3.35 in Big Sur just over two
>>years ago. Well, actually, Madonna ponied up the money for
>>that tank so I should say it's the highest price I've pumped
>>into my own car. Those prices are for 87 octane, by the way.
>>
>>Lots of pictures to work though now!
>>
>
>That was another reason the bike would have been better. 20
>mpg vs 45 mpg!

I think that everytime the gas prices go up a few cents that the local motorcycle dealers see a jump in sales!!!

I know that the mass transit I took yesterday, even VERY early, had more people on it than the last time I did that, a month ago!

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>>That was another reason the bike would have been better. 20
>>mpg vs 45 mpg!
>
>That's why I love my Ellen! She gets me about 35 mpg or better
>on these trips... Even at $3.18/gallon, I still made it home
>from Cambria for less than $30, and haven't had to fill up
>again yet. The needle is about halfway between the one-half
>and one-quarter mark.
>
>Have I ever mentioned here that I love my car? No, I didn't
>think I had...
>

All kinds of comments come to mind none of which I'll say. That sure is great milage for a 4 wheeler! Wow!

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>>>I BELIEVE that they still have the life-time
>>guarantee..even
>>>though now, Sears is owned by Kmart.
>>
>>Really??? I didn't know that! When did Kroeger take it
>over?
>>
>>A few months ago.
>>
>
>
>Can we eat it? Thought Kroeger was all about food...lol
>
>All this merging...can't keep up...might as well by a
>Volkswagon than a Mercedes...
>>
>
>
>Funny you mention that..lately I have been saying that the
>Mercedes line looks darn close to...Toyota.
>
>Then the other day I saw a new Mercedes. I don't know the
>model, but it looked more Jaguar than Toyota! Nice lines and a
>flashy car.
>
>'bout time!
>
Hold it! Dont be talking about something coming close to my all time favorite car. NOTHING compares to a Jag okay.

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>>>Probably the same comments Janice and I get when we wimp
>out
>>>and stay at a motel on our college reunion camping trips
>>
>>
>>In that case I could buy a t-shirt that said CAMPING with a
>>red line through it. LOL Never a decision to make!
>
>Hey..although it is not something that I would seek out,
>camping in the rain is actually quite a nice adventure!
>Wouldn't want to be stuck for more than a day or two like
>that, but it IS sorta interesting! (At least to me!)
>
That's great cause somebody has to fill those campgrounds and it aint gonna be me. Hehehehehe

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>>>I also filled up at the second highest price I've ever paid
>>>for gas so far: $3.18 at the Shell station in Cambria. The
>>>highest price I've paid was $3.35 in Big Sur just over two
>>>years ago. Well, actually, Madonna ponied up the money for
>>>that tank so I should say it's the highest price I've
>pumped
>>>into my own car. Those prices are for 87 octane, by the
>way.
>>>
>>>Lots of pictures to work though now!
>>>
>>
>>That was another reason the bike would have been better. 20
>>mpg vs 45 mpg!
>
>I think that everytime the gas prices go up a few cents that
>the local motorcycle dealers see a jump in sales!!!
>
>I know that the mass transit I took yesterday, even VERY
>early, had more people on it than the last time I did that, a
>month ago!
>
A company that makes trikes has gotten together with Ford and come up with a 3 wheeler with a rearend that looks something like a BTW Z4. It even has AC and a heater but isnt fully enclosed. It is a beautiful little thing.

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>Hold it! Dont be talking about something coming close to my
>all time favorite car. NOTHING compares to a Jag okay.

Reminds me of a commercial I saw a few months ago for a new Hyundai dealership. They were talking about how the Sonata was just like a Jaguar. Cracked me up every time I saw it!

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>A company that makes trikes has gotten together with Ford and
>come up with a 3 wheeler with a rearend that looks something
>like a BTW Z4. It even has AC and a heater but isnt fully
>enclosed. It is a beautiful little thing.

There's a company in San Francisco that rents little trike-things for puttering around the piers and Golden Gate Park areas. They're more of a car hybrid than motorcycle (a steering wheel instead of handlebars), but the weirdest looking part is that the two wheels are in front. There's only one rear wheel.

I saw those things everywhere I went on Saturday!

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NOTHING compares to a Jag okay.
>

Did you know that Jaguar was bought by FORD????

Cheaper to but a "pinto" remember them???lol
>

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>>A company that makes trikes has gotten together with Ford
>and
>>come up with a 3 wheeler with a rearend that looks something
>>like a BTW Z4. It even has AC and a heater but isnt fully
>>enclosed. It is a beautiful little thing.
>
>There's a company in San Francisco that rents little
>trike-things for puttering around the piers and Golden Gate
>Park areas. They're more of a car hybrid than motorcycle (a
>steering wheel instead of handlebars), but the weirdest
>looking part is that the two wheels are in front. There's only
>one rear wheel.
>
>I saw those things everywhere I went on Saturday!
>

I found the ad for this thing. Its called The Stallion and costs $30,000! It says its powered by Ford and is a Thoroughbred Motorsports product.

30-50 mpg...2.3 litre, 4 valve, 155 hp.....5 speed auto trans...11 gal fuel tank....7 cubic ft trunk.

www.thoroughbred-motorsports.com

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>>>>I also filled up at the second highest price I've ever
>paid
>>>>for gas so far: $3.18 at the Shell station in Cambria. The
>>>>highest price I've paid was $3.35 in Big Sur just over two
>>>>years ago. Well, actually, Madonna ponied up the money for
>>>>that tank so I should say it's the highest price I've
>>pumped
>>>>into my own car. Those prices are for 87 octane, by the
>>way.
>>>>
>>>>Lots of pictures to work though now!
>>>>
>>>
>>>That was another reason the bike would have been better. 20
>>>mpg vs 45 mpg!
>>
>>I think that everytime the gas prices go up a few cents that
>>the local motorcycle dealers see a jump in sales!!!
>>
>>I know that the mass transit I took yesterday, even VERY
>>early, had more people on it than the last time I did that,
>a
>>month ago!
>>
>A company that makes trikes has gotten together with Ford and
>come up with a 3 wheeler with a rearend that looks something
>like a BTW Z4. It even has AC and a heater but isnt fully
>enclosed. It is a beautiful little thing.
>
>

Wow! Any pics??

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> NOTHING compares to a Jag okay.
>>
>
>Did you know that Jaguar was bought by FORD????
>
>Cheaper to but a "pinto" remember them???lol
>>
>
>

Hey, the Pinto was a great car! Nice looks and a WONDERFUL engine that has been used in racing!

OK, they put the gas tank in the wrong place..or at least, didn't protect it very well. Typical Ford..take a great product and make it crappy by engineering...but still..I LIKED the Pinto!

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Hey...We had a blue pinto and loved it...We took 4 kids and our basset hound and all the camping gear and a big box on the top filled with wood. We musta looked like the Beverly Hillbillies in retrospect...It was a blast however.

We drove that car into the ground...It finally died outside our house and we took the plates off and abandoned it. It was towed a way finally to a decent cemetary. It served us so well. Good on gas... Bless you our little pinto in heaven...

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>>>>>I also filled up at the second highest price I've ever
>>paid
>>>>>for gas so far: $3.18 at the Shell station in Cambria.
>The
>>>>>highest price I've paid was $3.35 in Big Sur just over
>two
>>>>>years ago. Well, actually, Madonna ponied up the money
>for
>>>>>that tank so I should say it's the highest price I've
>>>pumped
>>>>>into my own car. Those prices are for 87 octane, by the
>>>way.
>>>>>
>>>>>Lots of pictures to work though now!
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>That was another reason the bike would have been better.
>20
>>>>mpg vs 45 mpg!
>>>
>>>I think that everytime the gas prices go up a few cents
>that
>>>the local motorcycle dealers see a jump in sales!!!
>>>
>>>I know that the mass transit I took yesterday, even VERY
>>>early, had more people on it than the last time I did that,
>>a
>>>month ago!
>>>
>>A company that makes trikes has gotten together with Ford
>and
>>come up with a 3 wheeler with a rearend that looks something
>>like a BTW Z4. It even has AC and a heater but isnt fully
>>enclosed. It is a beautiful little thing.
>>
>>
>
>Wow! Any pics??
>
>

Go to http://frankstrikes.com/franks06_001.htm

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>I found the ad for this thing. Its called The Stallion and
>costs $30,000!

That looks like it would be a lot of fun! It isn't quite the same as the things I was seeing in San Francisco, though. Those had the single tire in the rear instead of up front. They were also very small.

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>>Wow! Any pics??
>>
>>
>
>Go to http://frankstrikes.com/franks06_001.htm

I bookmarked that link because I think I am in love with that trike! I think even the wife wouldn't mind being in the back of that!

Sigh..all you need is money. (It also SCREAMS for some custom work on the paint! Pinstripes...maybe even a flame or two...)


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>>>Wow! Any pics??
>>>
>>>
>>
>>Go to http://frankstrikes.com/franks06_001.htm
>
>I bookmarked that link because I think I am in love with that
>trike! I think even the wife wouldn't mind being in the back
>of that!
>
>Sigh..all you need is money. (It also SCREAMS for some custom
>work on the paint! Pinstripes...maybe even a flame or two...)
>
>
>

I agree.....Really a cool looking thing for getting around town.

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4/15/06, 8:16pm
The pictures are online. http://www.ldphotography.net/Travel/20060407-10/

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>The pictures are online.
>http://www.ldphotography.net/Travel/20060407-10/

Hey Lon, on this Mystery House, do they have different tours like Hearst's castle, where on one you see the downstairs and another you see the up? Or is it ONE tour for all?

And is that..a shopping mall across the street?

(And I REALLY liked that stove in there!!)

Who currently owns the house?


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Great pictures, as usual!

It looks like it was a great trip.

By the way, Janice has seen "Menapause, The Play" twice. She loved it.

I haven't been to SF and Hearst Castle since the mid-80's. I think I need to go back.

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>Hey Lon, on this Mystery House, do they have different tours
>like Hearst's castle, where on one you see the downstairs and
>another you see the up? Or is it ONE tour for all?

They have three tours. It used to be just one until a few years ago. The main tour covers the house pretty much in it's entirety, including all four floors. The second tour goes into the outbuildings, around the grounds and fountains and into one of the two basements.

The third tour is only done after dark on Halloween and on Friday the 13th. I think that one is basically the same as the main house tour, except they do it with the lights turned out. Each guest is given a flashlight (which you get to keep), and the tour is conducted using only those for lighting.

>And is that..a shopping mall across the street?

There's an office building directly across the street. That long building catty corner from the house was an apartment or condo building. I think that's new, because I don't remember it being there two years ago when I was last in the area.

>(And I REALLY liked that stove in there!!)

There are several of those. I think there are four or five kitchens scattered throughout the house... She had multiples of everything. Well, except showers. There was only the one of those.

>Who currently owns the house?

I don't know who it is. A company bought it shortly after Sarah died, and they've been running the tours ever since then. All I know is it's privately owned, not state run, though it is a state historic landmark.

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4/17/06, 3:35am
>By the way, Janice has seen "Menapause, The Play" twice. She
>loved it.

Is that the same thing as the musical that was playing at Pier 39? That just sounded too strange to me.

>I haven't been to SF and Hearst Castle since the mid-80's. I
>think I need to go back.

It's funny how I really liked San Francisco this time, when last time I just hated the city and vowed I'd never go back. I don't know what made the difference for me this time around, but I'll go again.

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>>By the way, Janice has seen "Menapause, The Play" twice. She
>>loved it.
>
>Is that the same thing as the musical that was playing at Pier
>39? That just sounded too strange to me.
>
>>I haven't been to SF and Hearst Castle since the mid-80's. I
>>think I need to go back.
>
>It's funny how I really liked San Francisco this time, when
>last time I just hated the city and vowed I'd never go back. I
>don't know what made the difference for me this time around,
>but I'll go again.

Yep, same play. Basically you have to be a menapausal woman to like it, I think

Janice and I were talking last night. We'd love to do a Calofornia car trip this year, but mainly to Yosemite. What else we see would depend on how much time we have.

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What a shot... I don't think I have ever seen the bridge from this perspective, where you can see the foundation. I love that solo tree in the distance... awesome.

I love San Francisco.

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4/18/06, 2:15am
>Janice and I were talking last night. We'd love to do a
>Calofornia car trip this year, but mainly to Yosemite. What
>else we see would depend on how much time we have.

Yosemite is pretty close to Highway 49. You could pack in a whole bunch of old gold mining ghost towns during that trip. Make sure you bring your gold pan along.

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>What a shot... I don't think I have ever seen the bridge from
>this perspective, where you can see the foundation. I love
>that solo tree in the distance... awesome.

That's actually the most common angle that people see the bridge from. On the north end of the bridge is a vista point with a huge parking lot where everyone pulls over to take pictures of the bridge and San Francisco's distant skyline. That's the only angle I shot the bridge from two years ago. This time I drove around to get different perspectives of it from Fort Point and the road up the hill in Golden Gate Park.

Here's almost the same picture from two years ago. I was just zoomed in slightly more.

>I love San Francisco.

I sure didn't like it after the trip two years ago, but I really liked it this time. I can't wait to go back and do some more exploring to see what else there is.

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>I sure didn't like it after the trip two years ago, but I
>really liked it this time. I can't wait to go back and do some
>more exploring to see what else there is.

So, other than visiting your friend, what was different this time than last time?

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>>Janice and I were talking last night. We'd love to do a
>>Calofornia car trip this year, but mainly to Yosemite. What
>>else we see would depend on how much time we have.
>
>Yosemite is pretty close to Highway 49. You could pack in a
>whole bunch of old gold mining ghost towns during that trip.
>Make sure you bring your gold pan along.

That would be great. It would really depend upon how much time I can get.

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>So, other than visiting your friend, what was different this
>time than last time?

Two years ago we spent all of our time in and around downtown San Francisco. My biggest turnoff was that there are no trees. No grass. There is nothing green in San Francisco! The entire city is concreted over, and the numerous wires overhead for the trolleys and buses were way too distracting.

I still have the same complaint, but this time I discovered Golden Gate Park, which I was surprised to find is only about a mile or two from the motel I stayed in both times. I just hadn't ventured down that road last time. GGP is has plenty of the green, with grass in abundance and tons of trees.

That isn't the entire reason, but it's the only one I can come up with right now. This time, even the concreteness and overhead wires didn't turn me off nearly as much as before. Maybe having friends (plural, by the way -- there were more than one) in the area had a lot to do with it. I just don't really know...

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>It would really depend upon how much time I can get.

Yeah, that can put a crimp in your plans...

You can pack an awful lot into a short time if you do it right, though. My all-time favorite trip was back in May, 2004. I'm still amazed at how much I managed to do in those five short days, and frequently go back to the pictures from that trip. In fact, I think I'll go look through that gallery again right now... (It's at http://www.ldphotography.net/Travel/20040511-16/ if you were wondering.)

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>>It would really depend upon how much time I can get.
>
>Yeah, that can put a crimp in your plans...
>
>You can pack an awful lot into a short time if you do it
>right, though. My all-time favorite trip was back in May,
>2004. I'm still amazed at how much I managed to do in those
>five short days, and frequently go back to the pictures from
>that trip. In fact, I think I'll go look through that gallery
>again right now... (It's at
>http://www.ldphotography.net/Travel/20040511-16/ if you were
>wondering.)

I'm not one of those, "If Its Tuesday, it must be Belgium" guys

I like to spend as much time as possible in one place. I run enough when I'm at work and home

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>I'm not one of those, "If Its Tuesday, it must be Belgium"
>guys

I don't exactly rush from place to place, but when I've seen it, I do like to move on and find out what's next. I covered just a hair under 2,000 miles in that trip I mentioned. That was over six days/five nights, a day or two more than I usually spend on my "short" trips.

I met a couple more of my online friends yesterday, which is why I haven't been around here much lately. This time it was two people from Game Driven, that game site I've mentioned here a few times. We spent all day yesterday at Dizzyland. I renewed my annual passport a couple months earlier than I'd planned for this outing. I loved playing the role of tour guide...

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>I don't exactly rush from place to place, but when I've seen
>it, I do like to move on and find out what's next. I covered
>just a hair under 2,000 miles in that trip I mentioned. That
>was over six days/five nights, a day or two more than I
>usually spend on my "short" trips.
>
>I met a couple more of my online friends yesterday, which is
>why I haven't been around here much lately. This time it was
>two people from Game Driven, that game site I've mentioned
>here a few times. We spent all day yesterday at Dizzyland. I
>renewed my annual passport a couple months earlier than I'd
>planned for this outing. I loved playing the role of tour
>guide...
>

Cool! Me to. my nephew will be out here in July on a temporary duty assignment for his Navy ROTC, so we'll be tour guides too

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>Cool! Me to. my nephew will be out here in July on a temporary
>duty assignment for his Navy ROTC, so we'll be tour guides too
>

So, what all do you have planned for his visit?

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>>Cool! Me to. my nephew will be out here in July on a
>temporary
>>duty assignment for his Navy ROTC, so we'll be tour guides
>too
>>
>
>So, what all do you have planned for his visit?

Not sure yet. He'll be here for the 4th of July then he goes to San Diego to either Naval Station San Diego or out to the sub base at Pt. Loma. We hope to go down there for a weekend and also have him come up here. We'l probably hit Disneyland, etc. We'll leave it up to him.

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