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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

1423-Valley of Fire, NV

Forty miles north of Las Vegas is a gem of a state park. The Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada is worth the drive if you ever get the the Las Vegas area. The weather was perfect and the [...]

November 15, 2016 Las Vegas

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