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1454-Solar Mirrors – Mohave, CA

When you were a kid did you ever try burning ants with a magnifying glass? Well, this is one of the largest ant burners in the world. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is a concentrated solar thermal plant in [...]

June 2, 2017 Mohave Desert, US Travel

1431-Catalina Island, CA

Catalina Island is just 26 miles from the Southern California coast yet felt like a world away. I hadn’t been to the island in over forty years and not much had changed. It was a simple relaxing trip from the [...]

January 17, 2017 California

1430-Downtown Avalon – Catalina Island, CA

We spent hours walking through all of the narrow streets seeking the hidden treasures of this local island. We got away from the tourists and searched out where the locals live and hang out. They’re everywhere. They’re everywhere. Two mermaids. [...]

January 17, 2017 California

1429-Avalon Casino – Catalina Island, CA

The icon of the island is the casino. This has been a dance hall since the nineteen twenties. All of the famous big bands played here prior to WWII. Thousands would boat over for the weekend to listen to the [...]

January 17, 2017 California

1428-Avalon Casino Walkway – Catalina Island, CA

Tiled murals highlight the walkway from downtown to the casino. Public art is everywhere in Catalina making it a rich visual experience. [...]

January 17, 2017 California

1427-Avalon Casino Tiles – Catalina Island, CA

The foyer into the casino is decorated with twenty-foot high tiled murals depicting mermaids and sea creatures. [...]

January 17, 2017 California

1426-Avalon Casino Organ – Catalina Island, CA

The 4-manual 16 rank pipe organ is the feature of the theater. It was used in the early days of the casino to accompany the silent films of the day. Currently, movies are shown every night with an organ concert [...]

January 17, 2017 California

1425-Avalon Hills – Catalina Island, CA

Avalon is built on the hills that surround the harbor. About three blocks from the water, the hills go straight up and all of the houses are perched on stilts and give you the feeling of San Francisco. Many layers [...]

January 17, 2017 California

1424-Motorcycle Show – Long Beach, CA

Since I’m now in a motorcycle gang, Janine and I decided to attend the motorcycle show to check out the new bikes. We hung out in the BMW booth touching the new dual-sports, but enjoyed looking at all of the [...]

January 17, 2017 California

1422-Mohave Desert, CA

Janine was in Las Vegas for a trade show so I drove to pick her up and to cruise through the Mojave desert on the way back to Southern California. Leaving Interstate 10 before Baker, we drove south through the [...]

November 15, 2016 California