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San Francisco With Ron

 

Doggie Bust

Doggie Bust

Are my glances of this city random, is there a pattern, or am I just lost in the fog?

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Lake Tahoe

Shed

Shed

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The view of Emerald Bay is visible from the road.  Van Sickle Park is right behind the Marriott.   The socks are manufactured by Sock it to Me, a company owned by a young woman I met on my last trip to Kauai, early in 2014.  Number 8 is typical of the older cabins around Tahoe.  If you visit Lake Tahoe when school is out, expect to see a lot of children.

 

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Heavenly

Little Thief

Little Thief

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Heavenly is the main ski area at Lake Tahoe.  In summer the trails are strewn with rocks and logs.  Tons of snow must fall before the slopes are open.  A gondola runs from right next to the Marriott to the 9,150 foot level and a chair lift adds about another 1,000 feet.  Further small elevation gains are possible with a short hike.

To reach lake Angora follow a complex set of directions from South Lake Tahoe.  The final turn is not marked and the first 100 yards of that road looks impassable.  Along the way signs warn the parking lot may be full.  You will need $7 in cash or a check to place in an envelope for parking.  Follow that with a short hike up the hill and you reach Lane Angora.

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Genoa, Nevada

Saw in the Window

Saw in the Window

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Genoa is the oldest settlement in Nevada boasting the oldest saloon and oldest home, the pink house.  It seems the saloon is so old that it has lost its original name.  The bloody Marys are supposed to be famous.  The guys on Harleys started in Reno and would circle Lake Tahoe before returning to Reno that evening.

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Oakland and the Hills Above

Hidden Courtyard

Hidden Courtyard

Just some photos.

 

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Oakland First Friday

 

The Angels of Broadway

The Angels of Broadway

 

On the first Friday of the month Oakland has a street festival.  There are bands, food trucks, crafts for sale and lots of people.  Since this is in the Bay Area, the folks are a little more interesting than average.  For the entire evening I used a Nikon D800 and 28mm f/1.8 G lens.

 

 

 

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One Fine Morning

Koi

Koi

In the morning I was just wandering around Kihei Beach with a camera.  Later that day I checked out of the hotel and had several hours before the rental car would be returned so I cruised over to Maalaea Harbor.  In a corner of the ocean where the jetty meets iron shore there were at least six large sea turtles feeding among the waves and rocks.  I took some liberties with the colors.

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