FC: 1 | CALIFORNIAN ROAD TRIP | SEPTEMBER 2013
1: Dublin to LasVegas via New York | Las Vegas to Santa Barbara to San Francisco
3: THAT WAY | GO THIS WAY
4: Visit to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon | Weather "less than ideal" but views over the landscape still breathtaking
6: Lots of variety in Las Vegas | One more quarter ...
7: The Venetian | "Las Vegas was and is a hard town that will make you pay for your inability to restrain your desires...."
9: Santa Barbara
10: On the "Sideways" trail - Hitching Post II. Buellton FirestoneWinery, Los Olivos Cafe, Solvang ...... "Pinot needs constant care and attention. You know? And in fact it can only grow in these really specific, little, tucked away corners of the world. And, and only the most patient and nurturing of growers can do it, really. Only somebody who really takes the time to understand Pinot's potential can then coax it into its fullest expression. Then, I mean, oh its flavors, they're just the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and... ancient on the planet.
12: WE WANDER FOR DISTRACTION, BUT WE TRAVEL FOR FULFILLMENT.
13: The elephant seal rookery at Piedras Blancas
14: Hearst Castle San Simeon | "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree"
15: The Monarch
16: Big Sur | "I love my car"
17: Some of the many delights of the Monterey Bay Aquarium
20: Delighted to find that the Americas Cup was still in progress. NZ only required one more race ...... but 'twas not to be.
21: RAY BRADBURY | The Real SF Tour
23: "You break the rules, you go to prison.You break prison rules, you go to Alcatraz"
25: Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco
26: Yosemite - Moonlight tram ride | Climbers on El Capitan rest before a dawn ascent
27: Half Dome from Glacier Point | "Chipmonk!"