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1473-Cruisers – Peterson Auto Museum

No car museum would be complete with a a low-rider and cruiser collection. These types of cars are common place on the roads of Southern California, but this small collection in the Peter Auto Museum is pristine and almost saintly. [...]

June 2, 2017 Southern California, US Travel

1472-Silver Room – Peterson Auto Museum

One of the special rooms at the Peterson Auto Museum in Los Angeles is called the Silver Room. Apply named since every car is painted the same silver color. Check it out. [...]

June 2, 2017 California, Southern California, US Travel

1456-Southern California Coast

Yes the Marine Corp is a few miles away. The whales were being followed.   [...]

June 2, 2017 California, Southern California, US Travel

1455-Downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles has changes since the last time I had been downtown years ago. We were at a conference and began wondering around one night trying to find a particular restaurant. We found a well-lit, safe and friendly nightlife. There [...]

June 2, 2017 California, Southern California, US Travel

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