A Travellerspoint blog

June 2011

ELEPHANT SEALS!

There is an amazing story about recolonization of this stretch of beach just for the elephant seals. If you are interested, you can read the plaque that I have a picture of.

Otherwise, just enjoy the seals, who are enjoying the sun, completely unaware that you are lookin at them on my blog.

Elephant Seals

Elephant Seals


Elephant Seals

Elephant Seals


Elephant Seals

Elephant Seals


Elephant Seals

Elephant Seals

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Somewhere along Highway 1

We drove down Highway 1 all the way to Los Angeles for the 4th of July weekend.

I love love love Big Sur. Definitely would recommend it. Such an amazing drive!

Ever since I started reading Kerouac back in the day, I always always wanted to go there. Finally I did. In a Zipcar, not a motorcycle, but alas, it was amazing nevertheless.

I wished we could have stayed longer, but Los Angeles was calling.

Big Sur

Big Sur


Big Sur

Big Sur


Big Sur

Big Sur


Big Sur

Big Sur


Big Sur

Big Sur


Big Sur

Big Sur


Big Sur

Big Sur


Big Sur

Big Sur


Big Sur

Big Sur


Big Sur

Big Sur


Big Sur

Big Sur


Big Sur

Big Sur


Big Sur

Big Sur


Big Sur

Big Sur


Nepenthe

Nepenthe


Nepenthe

Nepenthe


Nepenthe

Nepenthe


Nepenthe

Nepenthe


Nepenthe

Nepenthe


Nepenthe

Nepenthe


Nepenthe

Nepenthe


Nepenthe

Nepenthe


Nepenthe

Nepenthe


Nepenthe

Nepenthe


Nepenthe

Nepenthe


Nepenthe

Nepenthe


Nepenthe

Nepenthe


Big Sur

Big Sur


Big Sur

Big Sur


Big Sur

Big Sur


Big Sur

Big Sur


Big Sur

Big Sur

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Solvang for the night

We stopped in Solvang, I guess it's supposed to be a little bit of Denmark in the middle of California? Not sure about that, the whole thing was a little contrived, but I had some nice soup anyway...

Solvang

Solvang


Solvang

Solvang

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THE PRIDE PARADE

OK, I went to the famous pride parade in San Francisco.

It was not as fabulous as I wanted it to be.

Me at parade

Me at parade


Motorcycle chicks

Motorcycle chicks


Pride parade

Pride parade


Pride parade

Pride parade


Pride parade

Pride parade


Pride parade

Pride parade


Pride parade

Pride parade


Pride parade

Pride parade


Pride parade

Pride parade


The king

The king


Band

Band


V

V


Stripey

Stripey


Pride parade

Pride parade


Pride parade

Pride parade


Pride parade

Pride parade


Pride parade

Pride parade


Pride parade

Pride parade


Pride parade

Pride parade


Pride parade

Pride parade


Pride parade

Pride parade


Pride parade

Pride parade


Pride parade

Pride parade


Pride parade

Pride parade


Oh my lord...

Oh my lord...


Amazing wig

Amazing wig


Amazing fountain falling from the ceiling

Amazing fountain falling from the ceiling


The ceiling

The ceiling


Um... sorry about that cleavage

Um... sorry about that cleavage

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Disc Golf and German food

So some of my couchsurfing friends wanted to go into the city to play disc golf.

I do not have any pictures of the disc golf, but it was awesome and it was in Golden Gate Park. I love disc golf.

I do have one picture of the German restaurant however.

Suppenkuche

Suppenkuche

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Jeff and Eugene come to visit!

Two friends Jeff and Eugene from Philadelphia came to stay at our place for a couple days. We went to San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Owen is deathly afraid of heights so, I was surprised when he walked the entire length of the bridge while I pretended to jump off of it, over and over again. Never tiring of his terrified reactions.

You can sense my delight in many of these pictures. It was quite the photoshoot.

Afterwards, we had crabs at the Franciscan in Fisherman's Wharf and took some pictures of San Francisco at night from across the bay. Eugene and Jeff really liked that because it was an off the beaten track kind of thing to do.

The viewpoint is a very unique one I think.

The bridge

The bridge


Eugene

Eugene


The parking lot

The parking lot


Tourists

Tourists


I'm a tourist!

I'm a tourist!


I'm a tourist!

I'm a tourist!


Nice one

Nice one


Pretty flower

Pretty flower


SF from the bridge

SF from the bridge


Me on the bridge

Me on the bridge


Me on the bridge

Me on the bridge


SF

SF


Me on the bridge

Me on the bridge


Me on the bridge

Me on the bridge


Me on the bridge

Me on the bridge


Me on the bridge

Me on the bridge


Me on the bridge

Me on the bridge


Me on the bridge

Me on the bridge


Me on the bridge

Me on the bridge


Me on the bridge

Me on the bridge


Me on the bridge

Me on the bridge


Me at Fisherman's Wharf

Me at Fisherman's Wharf


The Franciscan

The Franciscan


The Franciscan

The Franciscan


The Franciscan

The Franciscan


Me vs. crabs

Me vs. crabs


Me vs. crabs

Me vs. crabs


Me after crabs

Me after crabs


Pier 39

Pier 39


The sea lions

The sea lions


Night scape

Night scape

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