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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

1421-Scramento, CA

Sacramento is a delightful and fun city that just happens to be the capitol of the State of California. I found it to be clean and safe with beautiful landscaping, an interesting mix of architectural styles, a vibrant young culturally [...]

November 15, 2016 California

1420-State Capitol

My hotel was across the street from the State Capitol so I scuttled my way into one of the tours. The Capitol is small and serviceable and can be toured in under an hour. Many of the old-time offices have [...]

November 15, 2016 California

1419-Governor Portraits

Three years out of office, a former Governor to the State of California is given up to $50,000 to commission a painting of himself to hang in the main stairway. Anything price over the $50K is paid for by the [...]

November 15, 2016 California

1418-State Capitol Park

The park adjacent to the State Capitol is one of the most beautiful and well-maintained parks I have visited in a long time. I was at a conference in a hotel across the street from the Capitol and visited the [...]

November 15, 2016 California

1417-California Train Museum

For some reason I enjoy visiting railroad museums whenever I find one in my travels. I have wanted to visit the California State Railroad Museum for years and got lucky on this trip. The museum tells the history of railroading [...]

November 15, 2016 California

1416-California Auto Museum

Sacramento has one of the best auto museums I have been to in a long time. It’s not the Peterson in Los Angeles, but for a “B” size city, this museum is fabulous. They have more cars that tell the [...]

November 15, 2016 California