Sunday, October 5, 2008

California Redux

Dear Readers:

Many of you (Dchem, "Weecheeky", "World Wide", Kristen, Daisy, Mandy and several others) have commented how you liked the photos I posted for my recent vacation in Sonoma California. Well ... here are some more!

In addition to being a swell place to visit, California is definitely home to many, well, let's say, different types of people!! In Sebastopol (where I stayed for 8 days), there is an artist who makes metal objects d'art. The one above, depicting a dog, is made entirely out of metal and is alondside Highway 12 leading into Sebastopol. Many more such objects can be found along Florence Avenue in Sebastopol.
Jack London's grave in Glen Ellen. Honest!! That's all there is!! Just a moss-coverd stone.

Too many wineries are springing up in Northern California! One problem: a lot of the apple orchards are being torn out and replaced with vineyards. Bye bye apples, hello grapes. Mind you, I like wine but I shall surely miss the delicious Gravenstein apples.

The seacoast at Bodega Bay. Nice sea air, lots of seagulls and if the season is just right, you can spot a whale way off the coast.

The vineyard at the Benziger Winery at Glen Ellen, California.
By the way, since time was so short, I had to forgo visiting San Francisco itself (except for driving thru it going to/from the SFO Airport). Besides, I've been to SF many times in the past and decided to focus on enjoying Northern California without the city life.

Again, thanks for all your many comments!! Keep 'em coming!! I'll try to reply but since I have a day job it may take a while to find the time to type out a response.
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PS: My next trip overseas will probably begin in about a month so stay tuned.


29 comments:

WiZ said...

I wish i could travel like you

Liza Knight said...

I think my favorite was the metal dog sculpture. Interesting post.

Eric~ said...

awesome!
I really admire your vacation in California~
anywhere else would you like to go overseas?
Looking forward to your new post :)

Stephanie said...

Gah, Lee! I wish I could travel like you. Too bad my country, Singapore, is so small, I only can stay in the city. If I wanna really look at the wonders of nature, I'd have to take a plane!

Inge' said...

great photos!! i haven't been to CA in so long i had almost forgotten about all the interesting art you can see just driving down the road.

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jaejae said...

great blog. i'll be your frequent visitor, for sure!

Kyle said...

at first glance London's grave looked like a big pile of poo!

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Strassiline said...

i love the dog ;-)

Abinas C. N. Jagernauth said...

You are a very lucky man. I love to travel but can only do so when I get my vacation from work. I just started blogging. One of the blogs - I have two - is about my travels. I recently visited Phoenix, Arizona for the first time, and the Grand Canyon.

I enjoy your photos.

Joey said...

I love that (metal) dog.

b luis grey said...

Congratulations on blog of the day!

b luis grey said...

Hi Chemist. You've probably already visited my country. Washington State... maybe. I'm teaching English out here in Korea. However, you should most definitely visit Korea. :)

Apps said...

You seem to travel to lots of places. I am someone who enjoys travelling a lot as well. Unfortunately, have been unable to do so in the recent past due to other pressures. Anyway, keep them coming. Loved reading your blog.

Jill said...

I'll be visiting california in 20 days and your pics and posts can hardly do anything to contain my excitement about it all.....I'm so excited to come to california!!the metal dog is really goood.....hope u visit many other great places and write bout 'em....

jaejae said...

hi there TC!

re the links; you mentioned you wanna try to figure it out. i notice your page doesn't have links or blogrolls in it yet -- yes, that's the sort of like directory thing that acknowledges / shows your ties with other bloggers. to tell you honestly, i believe links are 2 faceted: bloggers create them to get more hits and exposure of their blogsite (so they'll get easy money from their Adsense) and/or others create them simply because they wanna get updated and hooked-up easily with their favorite blogs/bloggers. not for the money. not for hits. but for really getting in touch. i'd like to say that i belong to the 2nd one. hahaha!

anyway, you can create your blogroll or links by clicking: CUSTOMIZE - LAYOUT - ADD A GADGET - BASICS. from there, you can copy-paste your chosen links. that's it. pretty easy.

hava a great day!

Happy Camper said...

I just love that big metal dog! ha ha :)

Ernestine said...

Of all the Blogs of Note that I have checkout, I think yours is the finest! I like your picture of Jack London's grave; it’s so funny and just like life. When I was young, I saw a picture in a 1950s National Geographic of one of a huge live giant sequoia tree that had been cut for cars too drive through. I always wanted to find those trees and see that. When I finally got there, years later, after hiking several miles down hill, all I found was an old road going through a giant stump!

Mister Allred said...

Do you happen to know how long it took the person to create the metal dog? That took some dedication and patience to complete. It's also the biggest dog I've ever seen.

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