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Forum: History and Landmarks 05-22-2010, 08:30 PM
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Views: 120,073
Posted By roadie
San Francisco Old Mint Open in May 2010

This month the "Granite Lady" is open for public tours and
includes a program of talks.

See their website (http://www.earthto5star.com/Earth_to_5_Star/Home.html).

Check out the massive vault doors...
Forum: The OpenRoad Cafe 05-11-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 18,177
Posted By roadie
Welcome Regine. Please feel free to contribute.

Welcome Regine. Please feel free to contribute.
Forum: History and Landmarks 04-23-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 12,060
Posted By roadie
Amargosa Opera House, Death Valley Junction, CA

I recently took a trip to the Mojave Desert, the main reason for
going was to catch Marta Beckett's performance at the
Amargosa Opera House (http://www.amargosa-opera-house.com/)in the town of...
Forum: TV Series 04-05-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 21,766
Posted By roadie
Congratulations!

Congratulations on your new show. I look forward to seeing
more episodes.

Wishing many more years of great adventures.

Alvin
Forum: Nature and Wildlife 03-25-2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 12,131
Posted By roadie
Daffodil Hill, Volcano, CA

The daffodils are blooming at Daffodil Hill (http://www.amadorcountychamber.com/Daffodil%20Hill.htm) near the town of
Volcano, CA in the Gold Country.

It's about a 2.5 to 3 hour drive from the Bay...
Forum: History and Landmarks 02-12-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 11,797
Posted By roadie
Angel Island Immigration Station Re-Opening

After more than 3 years of restoration work, the Angel
Island Immigration Station is having it's grand reopening
ceremony on Sunday, February 15, 2009.

Link to the Angel Island Immigration...
Forum: History and Landmarks 02-01-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 18,740
Posted By roadie
Scharffen Berger to Close

I was saddened to hear that the Hershey Co. is planning on
closing the Scharffen Berger factory.
Article from SF Chronicle....
Forum: Biking out West 01-19-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 128,870
Posted By roadie
GGSkater, Thanks for posting these great rides!

GGSkater,
Thanks for posting these great rides!
Forum: History and Landmarks 01-19-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 13,734
Posted By roadie
Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA

Last month, I visited Mare Island Naval Shipyard.

What an interesting place.

There's a museum (http://www.mareislandhpf.org/museum.html) there and they also organize tours.

In February, there's...
Forum: Towns & Neighborhoods 11-24-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123,623
Posted By roadie
Vertigo Map - Google Map of Vertigo Locations

I've always been a fan of Alfred Hitchcock's film "Vertigo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052357/)". Most
of it takes place in San Francisco.

I made a Google Map...
Forum: Travel Photography and Videography 11-24-2008, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 31,315
Posted By roadie
Thanks Chris

Thanks Chris,
I keep adding to it little by little.

Alvin
Forum: Active Adventure 10-14-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 7,830
Posted By roadie
Angel Island Camping

I had reservations to camp at Angel Island later this month.

I received a phone call from the California State Parks and they
understandably canceled my reservations due to the large
fire that...
Forum: Active Adventure 10-11-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 13,039
Posted By roadie
Thanks

Mike,
Thanks for commenting. Kirby Cove is a wonderful camping spot
and so close to SF.

Alvin
Forum: Active Adventure 10-01-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 13,039
Posted By roadie
Trip report from Kirby Cove

I camped out Sunday through Monday at Kirby Cove.

What a location. Located off of Conzelman Road in the Marin
Headlands, just west of the Golden Gate Bridge.

You need to reserve a campsite...
Forum: Arts & Entertainment 09-01-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,463
Posted By roadie
SulekhaYP, I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. It...

SulekhaYP, I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. It was fun to shoot
at the museum as they have such a beautiful collection.

Photography is allowed, but no tripods or flash photography.

It was not...
Forum: Arts & Entertainment 08-26-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,463
Posted By roadie
Blackhawk Automotive Museum

Here's another museum suggestion, the Blackhawk Automotive
Museum (http://www.blackhawkmuseum.org/) in Danville, CA.

They have an amazing collection of cars. I'm not really into
classic/historical...
Forum: Family Travel 07-09-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,449
Posted By roadie
Gayle's

Great suggestion iChef.

One place that's a Capitola hangout is Gayle's Bakery (http://www.gaylesbakery.com/) and Rosticceria.

You can get baked goods or a complete meal. Great place
to pick up...
Forum: Arts & Entertainment 07-08-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123,947
Posted By roadie
Photo Trick

Hey Mike,
Thanks for the nice comment.

I played around with camera movement on some photos.
Since I was shooting at a slow shutter speed anyway and
would likely get blurry images because of...
Forum: Active Adventure 07-08-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 61,564
Posted By roadie
Calivalley

Hey Calivalley,
Sorry for the misdirected post.

Thanks for posting your update and your technique of reserving
a cabin.

When I tried to get a reservation all the weekends were booked
up, but...
Forum: Arts & Entertainment 07-07-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123,947
Posted By roadie
Chihuly at the de Young Museum, SF

Just went to the Chihuly exhibit at the de Young museum
in Golden Gate Park.

It was great fun and visually impressive. I brought my
camera and had fun shooting and trying out some...
Forum: Active Adventure 07-07-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 61,564
Posted By roadie
Thanks for the update

James,
Thanks for the update. Looks like you had great weather
for the weekend. How did you snag a cabin for a holiday
weekend?

Alvin
Forum: The OpenRoad Cafe 07-03-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,149
Posted By roadie
Lucky Guess

Hey Mike,
If you had smudged out the Qwest sign, I would have never
guessed.

I've been having fun guessing.

Alvin
Forum: The OpenRoad Cafe 06-21-2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,149
Posted By roadie
Wild Guess

I'm taking a wild guess of Denver, CO.

The tall building looks like it says Qwest and I thought they were
located in Denver.

Alvin
Forum: Active Adventure 06-07-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 13,039
Posted By roadie
Kirby Cove Camping

Kirby Cove has been on my list of places to camp for a while now,
and I finally got around to making reservations. I'll be there
at the end of September.

Kirby Cove campground is located at the...
Forum: The OpenRoad Cafe 05-17-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,007
Posted By roadie
Where is this place?

Hey Mike,
So where is this place?

Alvin
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