Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sandstone Peak

Sandstone peak is the highest point in the Santa Monica mountain and I have bruises to prove it. I joined the Los Angeles Hiking and and Event Photographer Meetup group yesterday and hiked from Yerba Buena road to the peak. … Continue reading

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South Coast Winery

I stayed here for one night in the resort for a boon doggle assignment but it is too far from home. This winery/resort/spa is in Temecula and no where near the coast. Even though the room is spacious and upscale, … Continue reading

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Almond Grove

On a business trip last week, I drove from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, Tulare and Visalia, in the San Joaquin along Highway 99. This is the interior farm belt of central California where land is cheaper and the climate is … Continue reading

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Route 66 – Tom’s Welding

Tom’s Welding is owned by a father-son team and two massive bull dogs. When I first saw the dogs behind the fence, my legs locked and I couldn’t take another step. Bull dogs have a bad reputation and the massive … Continue reading

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Route 66 – Abstract Arts in the Junk Yard

The view at the junk yard can be, humm… like junk. But we were encouraged to think of an object not by its function but more at its shape, color, and texture. So say instead of looking at a tire, … Continue reading

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Route 66 – Sand Dunes

There are some small but encroaching sand dunes not too far from the Barstow train station. The sand is beautiful at sunset, showing lines and shadows and a beautiful golden hue. Lost in the sand is a house that only … Continue reading

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Route 66 – Falling Houses

It can be an eerie feeling seeing the decline of civilization and there are plenty of signs along Route 66.  Many houses along Route 66 are abandoned and houses need people even more than people need houses. Once the people are gone, the … Continue reading

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