Allow me to bore you with some pics of my recent Cali/Nevada Trip.

  • Import

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    Jan 03, 2012 9:10 PM GMT
    So, as some of you may or may not know (or even care) I moved out to San Diego, California for a new job in November.
    Over the Christmas holiday I had some time off and decided to explore the area. Here are some pics of the little raod trip I took with a friend.

    Started in Vegas for Xmas, stayed on "the strip"
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    Me, just in Vegas.
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    MGM Grand:
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    I stayed at "The Tropicana" for one night:
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    Desert in the background in Vegas:
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    This is Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood, CA. That was my next stop after Vegas.
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    Beverly Hills, CA:
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    Hollywood sign:
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    The city of LA:
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    Sunset on the Hollywood Hills:
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    LA sunset:
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    Me, throwing up the "west side" hand gesture, as I thought it was appropriate given I was in LA.
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    So this is the work out section on "Muscle Beach" in Venice, Beach, CA. Highly overrated and there was only one cute guy that actually worked out there. Anyway, I felt like the people working out were zoo animals for us to watch and it was awkward in a way.
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    The actual beach at Venice beach:
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    This is Hermosa beach or Manhatten Beach, I cant remember which one, but its an LA beach neighborhood. History says a lot of movies were filmed in and around this section of LA.
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    Malibu, CA at Pepperdine University:
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    Now, onto San Diego. This is the Coronoado hotel. Apparently it's got quite a history in San Diego.
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    This is the beach onto which the Coronado hotel looks out onto:
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    This is a shot of mission valley in San Diego off the 8 freeway.
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    One more Coronado Hotel shot. I look like hell, but love the background
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    This house here is where 2 people were found dead this past summer. I dont know if any of you remember, but it made US national news when there was a family of 3 who lived there. A child was found dead there and like 2 days later the mother was found "hung" in the house. Very suspicious deaths in what appears to be a perfect life. Mother either killed herself or husband made it appear that way..... hmmmm
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    Coronado...and old glory. This shot is unique because the palm tree almost looks like a firework exploding against the blue sky.
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    Sunset Cliffs San Diego, CA
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    Beach along sunset cliffs. Very popular among the surfers in SoCal.
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    La Jolla, CA:
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    Jan 03, 2012 9:18 PM GMT
    Balboa Park, San Diego.

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    Palm Springs, CA. A lot of older gay men live here.
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    Huge desert palm tree. Notice how it dwarfs me and im 6 foot.
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    My friend and I in a desert oasis:
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    A real desert-oasis in the background. One of only 2 in the mojave desert.
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    Me at Joshua Tree national Park:
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    Notice the Joshua Trees:
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    This rock is called cock rock. I'm not kidding either. COCK ROCK
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    I like sitting on rocks in the desert apparently.
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    One more desert shot:
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    Jan 03, 2012 9:27 PM GMT
    Great pictures... I haven't been back to Vegas in 25 years, before all those new buildings went up but I'd like to one day. Stylishly cheesy, gotta love it.
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    Jan 03, 2012 9:30 PM GMT
    I know what suicide/possible murder you are talking about.

    Did you get any weird vibes being near the house?
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    Jan 03, 2012 9:57 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidVery nice ... you're cute ... but if you were near by, I'd start feeding you some pbj's like 3 times a day to fatten you up a bit.

    You look like you have like a 25 inch waist

    But those feet ... I bet you got a really big .....


    I wear a size 31 waist. I've been thin my entire life. I can't even help it if I tried.
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    Jan 03, 2012 9:58 PM GMT
    ConfederateGhost saidI know what suicide/possible murder you are talking about.

    Did you get any weird vibes being near the house?


    Not really. . I was on my phone reading the murder mystery right in front of it, i must have looked like a psycho or something

    The house was for sale and a huge "for sale" sign in the front yard. .
    I couldn't imagine anyone wanting to buy it. Especially after what happened there
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    Jan 03, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    JustThisOnce saidYou should be a model I think you have great proportions dude!

    And nice pics


    LOL.

    This is a PERFECT match.
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    Jan 03, 2012 10:04 PM GMT
    Beautiful pictures for sure! Damn I miss living out in the desert. I'm moving back once I graduate BTC (Bellingham Tech) sweet, sweet warm weather!
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    Jan 03, 2012 10:07 PM GMT
    Bustamante saidBeautiful pictures for sure! Damn I miss living out in the desert. I'm moving back once I graduate BTC (Bellingham Tech) sweet, sweet warm weather!


    Yeah dude, the weather was nothing short of perfect. Sunny everyday and between 70 and 80 degrees.

    Couldn't do this trip in the summer. I imagine it would be way too hot.
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    Jan 03, 2012 10:08 PM GMT
    You'd be surprised. My Uncle bought a pistol from this guy who's wife used it to shoot herself in the head. A few years later, my Aunt shot herself in the chest. My dad took the pistol for my Uncle.

    I wanted to have it melted down :/


    Import said
    ConfederateGhost saidI know what suicide/possible murder you are talking about.

    Did you get any weird vibes being near the house?


    Not really. . I was on my phone reading the murder mystery right in front of it, i must have looked like a psycho or something

    The house was for sale and a huge "for sale" sign in the front yard. .
    I couldn't imagine anyone wanting to buy it. Especially after what happened there
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    Jan 03, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    ConfederateGhost saidYou'd be surprised. My Uncle bought a pistol from this guy who's wife used it to shoot herself in the head. A few years later, my Aunt shot herself in the chest. My dad took the pistol for my Uncle.

    I wanted to have it melted down :/


    Import said
    ConfederateGhost saidI know what suicide/possible murder you are talking about.

    Did you get any weird vibes being near the house?


    Not really. . I was on my phone reading the murder mystery right in front of it, i must have looked like a psycho or something

    The house was for sale and a huge "for sale" sign in the front yard. .
    I couldn't imagine anyone wanting to buy it. Especially after what happened there

    god damn.... icon_confused.gif

    that gun is like a bad omen or something.
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    Jan 03, 2012 10:12 PM GMT
    come visit PHX and I'll be your tourGUYde if you need one and perhaps you'll be welcome to stay in my guestroom too. icon_smile.gif HUGz, Roger & Out
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    Jan 03, 2012 10:15 PM GMT
    fun...fun...

    thanks for sharing.

    Glad you had a chance to see so much of the area.

    If you come back again, you may want to make sure you see the redwoods/sequoia national parks.

    When you went to Palm Springs, did you get a chance to go up the tram? You experience going through something like 5 different climates as you go on it.

    Our winter this year is a little warmer than usual....but I love it. icon_smile.gif

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    Jan 03, 2012 10:24 PM GMT
    You only stayed in Vegas for one night?...
    I don't think you can enjoy Vegas in that much time... icon_confused.gif
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    Jan 03, 2012 10:30 PM GMT
    ry77no saidYou only stayed in Vegas for one night?...
    I don't think you can enjoy Vegas in that much time... icon_confused.gif


    I stayed 3 nights...one at Tropicana, one at Paris, and one at Bellagio. I enjoyed Vegas, however I was glad to leave by the 3rd day. I saw Holly Madison's Peep show at Planet Hollywood, I went into all the hotel lobbys, drank, partied it up, but all in all Vegas is way overrated.
    Theres a lot of man-made beauty I guess u could call it, like the buildings, the lights, the fountains, the decorations, etc. However, the natural beauty was lacking...... aside from the mountains it's like a desolate brown landscape.

    everything in Vegas is gaudy, over-the-top, and expensive. A cool experience, however not worth all the money spent.

    I dont know why they call it the "city of sin" either.....cuz honestly it was nothing but families everywhere... walking up and down the strip pushing baby strollers. etc. It's not the city of sin at all.... its just over-done disney at this point.

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    Jan 03, 2012 10:58 PM GMT
    ry77no saidYou only stayed in Vegas for one night?...
    I don't think you can enjoy Vegas in that much time... icon_confused.gif


    Vegas has a one or two night threshold at most.
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    Jan 03, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    Great pics! I really enjoyed the San Diego area when I went out there for a friends wedding years ago!!
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    Jan 03, 2012 11:23 PM GMT
    Hahaha I also got the feeling Import is tiny (like 5'3)
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    Jan 04, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
    Bale02 saidHahaha I also got the feeling Import is tiny (like 5'3)

    no way dude.
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    Jan 04, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    Awww fun vaca Impy!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 04, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
    TroyAthlete said
    ry77no saidYou only stayed in Vegas for one night?...
    I don't think you can enjoy Vegas in that much time... icon_confused.gif


    Vegas has a one or two night threshold at most.

    Well that depends on the reason why you're going there. lol
    Maybe it's just me. It doesn't take much to make me happy. icon_smile.gif



    And yeah Import, well at least you had some fun while you were here! icon_smile.gif
    Maybe you didn't go to a good club. Try Gallery at Planet Hollywood or Marquee at the Cosmopolitan next time! ;)
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    Jan 04, 2012 5:15 AM GMT
    Nice pics! It was great weather to get out too. icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 04, 2012 5:21 AM GMT

    You made the comment that there are a lot of "old guys" in Palm Springs...
    well...there are quite a few, but please note that there are a lot MORE guys who look like the one I just invited to join RJ tonight!!!


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    Jan 04, 2012 5:33 AM GMT
    One thing we forgot to tell you when you moved to San Diego: you're not supposed to brag about the great weather in January. It makes people want to move here.
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    Jan 04, 2012 6:04 AM GMT
    These pictures really make me wish that I could travel. Looks like you had a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.