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My trip out West

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Here are some pictures I took out west:

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The skyline of Los Angeles, CA from near Dodger Stadium.

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The skyline of Los Angeles from a closer vantage point.

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The skyline of Los Angeles up close.

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Exit for Zzyzx Road on Interstate 15 between Barstow, CA and Baker, CA.

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Welcome to Nevada.

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The south end of the Las Vegas strip. (In the background is Mandalay Bay.)

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Mandalay Bay.

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Sphinx in front of the Luxor.

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Inside the Luxor.

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New York, New York.

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Paris.

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The Las Vegas strip at night, looking north.

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The Stratosphere Tower, at the north end of the Las Vegas strip.

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The Las Vegas strip, looking south from the Strtosphere Tower observation deck.

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Approaching Lake Mead.

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A view of Hoover Dam from the Arizona side.

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Welcome to Arizona.

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Still not fast enough for a state the size of Arizona.

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Cacti off U.S. 93 near Wickenburg, AZ.

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The skyline of Phoenix, AZ.

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Bank One Ballpark, home of Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks.

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The Arizona State Capitol Building in Phoenix.

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Brushfire in western Arizona near Interstate 10.

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Brushfire on the southbound shoulder of Interstate 5 in the San Gabriel Mountains.

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Interstate 5 makes its long descent from the San Gabriel Mountains into the San Joaquin Valley.

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The jagged peaks of the Sierra Nevada, approaching Lake Tahoe.

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More of the Sierra Nevada's jagged peaks, with U.S. 50 in the foreground.

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U.S. 50 offers scenic overlooks as it makes its descent toward Lake Tahoe, seen here in the distance.

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Most of Lake Tahoe's development is around the lake's southern quadrant.

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The sun sets over Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada.

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God's country.

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Reno, NV: The biggest little city in the world.

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The Nevada State Capitol Building in Carson City.

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Welcome to California.

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A view of the Sierra Nevada from Interstate 80, heading west. Note the snow on top of the highest peaks.

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Another view of the Sierra Nevada, with Interstate 80 and Donner Lake in the foreground. Once again, note the snow on top of the highest peaks.

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Donner Summit is the highest point on the entire 2,909-mile length of Interstate 80.

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The California State Capitol Building in Sacramento.

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Gas prices, San Francisco style.

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SBC Park (formerly Pacific Bell Park), home of Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants. A statue of Willie McCovey stands in the foreground. The body of water seen here is McCovey Cove, where people in watercraft eagerly await splashdown homeruns.

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Boat dock near SBC Park.

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The skyline of San Francisco, CA. On the left is the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which is the westernmost stretch of Interstate 80.

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Zooming in on the skyline of San Francisco.

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A view of San Francisco Bay, with Alcatraz Island in the middle. The distant cluster of buildings on the left is Berkeley, CA. The distant cluster of buildings on the far right is Oakland, CA.

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An up-close view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Driving up Lombard Street (literally).

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This shows just how steep Lombard Street really is.

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Stop-and-go traffic on this street is a real transmission killer.

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Luckily for San Franciscans, they never experience any ice storms.

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Almost at the top...

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The view east from the highest point on Lombard Street.

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Slowly winding down the famous section of Lombard Street.

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The famous section of Lombard Street, looking west.

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Classic San Francisco townhouses.

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More classic San Francisco townhouses.

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A view of Alcatraz Island from Fisherman's Wharf.

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The sun sets over San Francisco Bay. The Golden Gate Bridge appears on the left in the distance.

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The ambience of Fisherman's Wharf.

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A San Francisco streetcar.

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The entrance to Chinatown.

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California Route 152 between Gilroy and Los Banos is very picturesque. Golden State indeed.

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Interstate 5 makes its long ascent into the San Gabriel Mountains from the San Joaquin Valley. On the other side of this mountain range is Los Angeles.

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The Los Angeles experience is not complete without a traffic jam.

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"The Price Is Right" is filmed at CBS Television City. By daybreak, the line of people waiting to enter the studio to attend the show stretches for blocks.

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Beverly Hills, CA: Where the money grows on palm trees.

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Rodeo Drive: The richest shopping district in the world.

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Shopping options on Rodeo Drive.

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Rodeo Drive, facing north.

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Rodeo Drive, facing south.

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South end of Rodeo Drive.

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In the market for an $800,000 car? You can cruise Beverly Hills in a Ferrari Enzo!

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Tempted yet?

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VROOOOOM!

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Everything you need to know about the Ferrari Enzo.

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Bel Air, the richest neighborhood in Los Angeles.

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A typical home in Bel Air.

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Many homes in Bel Air have gated driveways. This is to make sure that no middle class people or other assorted germs enter their property.

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Check this out, McFly.

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Yes, this is a DeLorean. Top speed: 88 miles per hour.

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Where's the flux capacitor on this thing?

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Orange County, CA: Quintessential American suburbia.

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A subdivision in Aliso Viejo, Orange County.

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In-N-Out Burger: The best fast food in the world.

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Laguna Beach, CA.

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The Pacific Ocean.

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High tide at Laguna Beach.

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Waves crashing ashore at high tide.

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Palm trees overlooking a lone boat on the Pacific Ocean.

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Cliffside park at Laguna Beach.

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Laguna Beach at sunset, with Catalina Island in the distance.

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Wow! Those are great! I love road trips...nothing like them in the world!

So speaking of 75 not being fast enough for a state the size of Arizona...what exactly IS the fastest speed sign in the US? 75 is the highest I've seen, though for some reason my mind tells me I've seen an 80 posted somewhere.

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I'm noticing that too. I think I better get some of those pictures on one of the image websites that is compatible with these forums.

I'll re-post them once I do that.

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Whatever photos I got to see, great pics! The Arizona shots take me back in the day when I moved from California to the South - picturesque views of the desert. I'll come back when the pics replace the Xs.

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