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10/13/10 7:23 P

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I couldn't help but smile when I heard you were in Tehatchapi (forgot how to spell it) as I had picked up a brand new Camaro IROC years ago and was driving back to Las Vegas with it -- some belt broke on it, and I was stranded one night in Techatchapi and some nice lady who ran a gift shop invited me to spend the night with her.

Guess it's my winning personality - lol

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10/13/10 6:39 P

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Mother Nature is playing havoc with your itinerary isn't she? Hope you get better weather.

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10/11/10 6:32 P

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As U no I live in OR. guess what every day we were at Disneyland it rained. OR. is more greener too, but trying to enjoy trip now that we ended up at Grand canyon, no rain but construction that U can't hardly get to see anything. My Oh My now in some town Tehachapi,Ca. on way to Morror Bay emoticon

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10/11/10 12:47 P

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my niece moved there a few years ago . ten i think . have never visited but would love to go . she says its really nice . so enjoy and have a great time .

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10/5/10 9:58 P

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emoticon ALL FOR ALL THE GREAT HELP I'M AT
Disneyland motel trying to type to U all it has
been raining here for the 2 so far beening here paid 4 four days so here hoping it doesn't rain the next two days. that's it for now for it is hard totype on this computer here
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I lived in Coronado, would recommend the Hotel Del Coronado: www.hoteldel.com/ It's a five-star resort.

Let us know how it went! One of my brothers lives in the Disney area, my niece and her husband worked at Disney before they were married.

My aunt lives in San Francisco and I enjoy that city too.

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9/26/10 3:49 A

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with Verigo you really don't want too..the dizzyiness would ruin the day. Yes, I have RX. the one that's in the Carabean pirates is ok as least years ago before I got Verigo..it was ok. I met the really fast ones. I plan on having plan there as much as I can I don't want to ruin it for my husband but he doesn't want me where I can't do anything either...

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Why can't you go on the roller coaster? I've been doing it for years and I'm almost 72!!

It keeps you young!

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9/25/10 5:21 P

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WOW!!! this is super I'm going to have to copy these list plan on leaving Wednesday next week....so have some planning to do...OH my husband say we are going to Disneyland so have 4 day/5 nights there already planned to be there Sunday October 3...sure hope it for Adult seniors.. can't go on roller coaster rides..ha ha...will keep looking here to see if anything else is posted... emoticon

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9/25/10 1:36 P

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ooops! I forgot. If you're going to Hearst Castle, you HAVE to stop at Las Piedras Blancas. It's a State Reserve, just a pull out along Highway 1 that is the wintering grounds for the elephant seals. There you can see them from the highway, but at Ano Nuevo just north of Santa Cruz where you can actually walk along the sand dunes to watch them.

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Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and, he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)


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If your first stop is Red Bluff, be sure to take a drive around Lassen State (National ?) Park and see Castle Crags, near the town of Dunsmuir. If you're driving to San Jose and have the time, stop in Sacramento to see the train museum. It's supposed to be one of the best in the country. For just plain fun, off of I-5 going south from Sacramento, is the Jelly Belly factory. We took a grandson there a couple of years ago and enjoyed the side trip. In San Jose, take a tour of the Winchester House. It was the home built by the guy who invented the Winchester rifle. His wife believed she was haunted by everyone who had ever been killed by a Winchester. Now it's a beautifully restored Victorian home. (We liked it better in the 70's before it was redone. Sarah Winchester doesn't haunt it anymore.) Near San Jose is Gilroy, "the garlic capital of the world" where you can even get garlic ice cream. An hour or so ride south of San Jose is the Mission San Juan Bautista. It's neat, not only because it's one of CA's missions, but it's where "Vertigo" was filmed. San Juan Bautista is a little town, the kind where it's fun to stroll the sidewalks; the mission grounds are open for picnics with tables under spreading pepper trees and you share the area with the chickens that roam. Of the missions, the "best" in the chain are Carmel and Santa Barbara for their beautiful settings, and La Purisima, near Solvang, for its "living history". If you are in Solvang for some time, the area is known for its wineries. Foxen Canyon - 10 miles north of Solvang has world-renowned wineries, and the canyon is typical CA scenery of rolling hills, oak trees and grazing cattle. It's a beautiful place for a relaxing drive. Also in that area is a farm that raises miniature horses, apple orchards which should be open for the fall crop and the town of Los Olivos where Liz Taylor and Michael Jackson lived. (Writing about this makes me want to get on the road.)

Let us know what you decide.

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Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and, he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)


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9/22/10 8:34 P

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Oh Lord, forgive me. The Missions are just fabulous & each one very different. When you enter one of these Missions, you will be in an office. Ask to check out their Tape Recorder( probably C.D. by now) that leads you on a self tour, at your pace. I took several people thru the S.D. one before they set up the tapes, & was I ever surprised to find out some of the facts. VEry Interesting. You will loove them. emoticon

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9/22/10 8:13 P

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thought three weeks but so much to see may be four or six weeks and I know while traveling I would want to eat the food or will I oh me oh my....thanks forgot about the missions I will love them...

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How long will you be touring? So far I've read a guide that should last about six or seven weeks. Don't forget the Missions. There are 22 and they are a days ride apart, if you are on horseback. Carmel also has the old town as well as Sacramento.

I'm almost exhausted just reading about your trip that we have planned.

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9/21/10 10:35 P

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SHAME ON YOU GUYS...I WANT TO COME BACK TEN POUNDS LIGHTER NOT HEAVIER...LOL

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9/21/10 2:33 P

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Boy, O goofed when I spoke of the Coronado Hotel. It was Thomas Edison that wired the hotel for Elect.
Yes, I tourd it a lot with visiting relatives. We lived there for 31 years. oooohh how I miss it even after being here 15 years. Couldn't afford to stay there & so it was a "Must" move
Oh yes, the DelMar Horse Racing track is right there at the Del Mar fairgrounds, N. of S.D. One of the homes way up on the bluff, overlooking the Race Tracks was Jimmy Durante's at the time we lived there. Several Movie stars had homes out on that point.
I agree with the person mentioning the good food. Also, have you ever been to a Spagetti Factory? If not, that is fun, fun. It is right downtown in the GasLight district that has a lot of history. The best Spagetti & atmosphere that you won't believe. Did you ever eat spagetti or whatever in a bed or on board a trolley? Enjoy!

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I know our first stop for the night will be in Red Buff and the next nights in believe San Jose...near Hearst Castle they have two tours...then after three night there blank but will have hubbie read this for he is the planner and driver...

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HAPPYBASKET emoticon sounds like you have been on the tour of Calif...

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Terrific write up on San Diego -- it's an area that I love also. All the things she said about the area sounded good to me -- and don't forget to include a lunch or dinner at Shelter Island or Harbor Island, all great hotels with yummy food in their restaurants.

If you make your way down the coast a bit, once you leave the LA area, with it's mansions hanging along the rocky slopes overlooking the ocean, you'll find some nice spots as you go along. Santa Barbara is a picturesque town with colorful homes perched in the hills. Somewhere along the coast route is a little Scandanavian town called Solvang -- so quaint and fun to visit. And as you get further North of course there is San Francisco, all hills and no place to park! lol Don't forget to check out Fisherman's Wharf and Giardelli's for a chocolate treat (be sure to share, don't want you to gain weight).

Wineries are next on the list as you get into the area of Napa with it's World Famous Wines!

Happy Travels!!

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9/21/10 10:12 A

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You should take the Tour of the San Diego bay. It is nearly enclosed from the ocean so need to worry about getting sea sick. It is very smooth. Then after that, go across the Coronado Bridge & you will drive right thru the very enchanting town of Coronado & right down to the Famous Coronado Hotel. Take a moment & go inside to see the chandeleirs of the Dining room, that are all Bell Shaped. A beautiful Beach is right there. Thomas wired the Hotel for Electricity , a first for the S.D. area. Also that is where, "The Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" was filmed with Marilyn Monroe.
San Diego Zoo is World renowned for their collection & then there is the Wild Animal Park, just north of San Diego & I think that is a must see. You take a tram ride thru the Park & you ride thru the Savanahs with the animals of that area roaming & it goes all over with wonderful narrations by humurous drivers. As you drive to & from, there are multitudes of Wineries with tasting rooms, along the way. Also at our age, I prefer to take the bus tour of the Zoo. It is a double decker so you can ride high or low.
The Zoo is in what they call Balboa Park which has something like 1,000+ acres but ptimarily you will want to see the center of it. I think on Sundays they still have Organ Concerts outside that are so enjoyable especially if you need a moment to "sit a spell". Interested in Archetecture? Balboa Park has lots to be seen There is a huge new Veterans Hospital there also. If you head north from San Diego you will see the "Palace in the Sky" which is the huge Really White Temple for the LDS. There is La Jolla, a fabulous drive right down to the beach area. You will pass many huge buildings that are part of the "UCLA Campus. A College that takes one whole week, with several a day, Graduation Exercises. The famous Sharp's Hospital is there also. the BEach is just beautiful & oh, how I miss it. You go on North & you will see Leggo Land that you must have heard about.
Along the way you will see acres of different flowers & Rose bushes & on the left huge plastic hot houses that provide much of the poinsetta plants for the USA.
I have tried to cover varied interests & I will let others take you north from where we left off.
Have a Wonderful trip & take time to enjoy it all.


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Retired Seniors that know California tell me some places of interests..... emoticon

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