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IMAGES OF PLACES AND THINGS IN SOUTHERN & NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, .  MIX OF FAVORITE AND FREQUENTY VISITED SITES.
Date(s): 2000/2003. Album by BB Yarborough. Photos by ©2003 BB Yarborough. 1 - 30 of 30 Total. 3997 Visits.
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Home base is Pacific Ranch in Huntington Beach.  Our home at far end.

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Our front entrance, no lawn to mow, just hose down patio & relax.

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Old art deco apartment building next to modern version.  Just off Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles near the La Brea Tar Pits.

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This row of shopping carts at the local super market brings to mind the all too frequent traffic pattern around Los Angeles.

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Historic Santa Margarita Mission is site of our Camp Pendleton wedding some years ago.  Borders grounds of the Commanding General's house.

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One of my favorite golf courses, The Marine Memorial Golf Club @ Camp Pendleton.  1st tee foreground, 9th green background.

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Golf course clubhouse and Pro Shop overlooks blue tee box of #1 and driving range toward hills in right center.

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11th tee looks west toward Pacific.  Hit right and you feed the rattlesnakes, hit in the fairway and ball rolls left all the way to the bottom (unless you hit it farther than I do).

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15th is long par 5. My 2nd shot usually finds the small drainage ditch some 400 yards out.  OK so I'm bragging, maybe it's my 3rd shot.

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Shot this while driving along Basilone Road in Camp Pendleton.  Brush fires are frequent problems in dry training areas where ammunition is used.

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Looking toward Catalina from bluffs in Huntington Beach.

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Gorman, CA, off the I-5 on the famous Grapevine route.  April colors are bright on these  usually brown and barren hills.

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Long Beach, CA is faintly seen on the skyline.  San Pedro and Palos Verdes can be seen at left on clear winter day.

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Sunset shot taken on Christmas Eve 2002 through the Huntington Beach pier.  Photo by Dirk Yarborough.

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Hula Girl blossoms on our front patio, September 2003.

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Unusually clean mirrored front of a local stip mall.

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The Tehachapi Loop, built in 1874 by 3000 Chinese laborers, still carries 36 freight trains daily.  It is considered one of the 7 wonders of the railroad world.

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Long freight train winds through hills with El Cajon pass (I-15 to Las Vegas) in background.

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Snow capped Big Bear looks over houses in Beaumont, CA.

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One of the tall ships visiting San Diego in 2002.  Shot through the glass window of restaurant.

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Poster art version made from digital photo.  Meeting place for some 6 to 16 of my local friends every morning.

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Napa Valley is California wine country.  Vineyards everywhere there is room to grow vines.

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Elegant home overlooks vineyard in the Alexander Valley wine country, close to Napa.

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Oak barrel aging cellar at the Ferrari Carano Vineyard in the Alexander Valley.

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"California Gold" describes these hills off the I-5 near Stockton, California.

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Nearer the coast the California Oak begins to dot the rolling hills.  Near Gilroy off route 152.

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One of California's most famed highways, route 1 in Big Sur country below Monterey and Carmel.

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As weeds go, this "Queen Anne's Lace" makes a strong case for being called a flower.

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The Big Sur country along Hwy 1 defines "rugged beauty."

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It isn't hard to see why drivers have to be careful not to become distracted along Hwy 1.  View looks north.

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