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North America » United States » California » Fresno July 12th 2009

So pretty much everything went according to plan. We flew from Philadelphia to Phoenix and then took a connecting flight to Fresno, California. I read a bunch of “The Road” on the ride to get ready for the movie coming out soon :) When we landed we got our rental car (Ford Escape, pretty nice) and proceeded to have the car ride from hell. We had to drive 95 miles from Fresno to Sequoia National Park, which doesn’t seem like a far drive. However, as you’ll see in the video, it took us an hour and a half to drive the final 15 miles because it was so god damn hilly and curvy. I wanted to die. We finally got to our lodge and had a nice dinner. Tomorrow Dad and I are going to figure ... read more
Kurt Warner!
Orange Trees!

North America » United States » California » Fresno July 1st 2009

30th June, 2009. Travel to Fresno, California. What a day, got away at 8.30am, temperature was 77F, first climb was back over the Sierra Mountains, height of 7500 feet, not bad from 6300, but then we went down on Carson City side, a drop of 2500 ft and steep, a few back roads and we were back on the main highway to Yosemite National Park. Passed many lakes, quite green area and plenty of stock in the paddocks. Through Mono, a small town where fuel is gold, a gallon of 87 was $3.69.9 US, highest we have seen. Then off to Yosemite, down the road was a sign, "Road not fit for trailers, steep and winding" - ignore that we can go anywhere. Anywhere was straight up in first gear from 5000 ft to 9850ft over ... read more
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North America » United States » California » Fresno June 6th 2009

Well, this is the second time I've tried to write this entry! I poured my heart into the first one and now we've popped open our second bottle of wine so...ya know. OK. So. We started out waking up at 6 30 READY for the Half Dome climb. We really did try!!!! To our dismay it was pouring down rain and the forecast was not looking good. It was sad, our beloved Half Dome is going to have to wait until our next California adventure. Our feet are swollen and blistered from the night before! Ouuuch! We went back to sleep after realizing this was not going to happen, and woke up later after check out time....oops! Our drive out of Yosemite was sightly, which was no surprise seeing as though all of Cali is the ... read more
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North America » United States » California » Fresno May 25th 2009

We ended up bringing Levi to bed with us around 5:45 this morning. We had tried everything to get him to rest and we were exhausted. He slept great as long as he knew we were close. By 7 Todd was up and going so the rest of us followed along shortly after. We ate a hotel breakfast before checking out. We started by getting gas. Of course we decided on the Sinclair station since their "mascot" is a dinosaur. We took Paul's photo by the sign and found that they had blow up dinosaurs for sale inside. It was pretty fun! Then we were off to our final day and our last surprise stop for Paul. We had a little time to kill before 10 am so we stopped at Office Max and got ... read more
Memorial day "BBQ"

North America » United States » California » Fresno May 9th 2009

Today is our day to prep for our biggest roadtrip ever! We have planned a 16 day trip covering more than 3700 miles of American inlands. Here is a highlight of the schedule Day 1: Fresno - Las Vegas, NV Day 2: Las Vegas - Zion National Park, UT Day 3: Zion National Park - Bryce Canyon National Park Day 4: Bryce Canyon to Grand Junction, CO Day 5: Visit Grand Junction and Fruita Day 6: Grand Junction - Denver Day 7: Denver Day 8: Denver Day 9: Denver - Mt Rushmore (Custer, SD) Day 10: Mt Rushmore area Day 11: Crazy Horse / badlands Day 12: To Rock Springs, WY Day 13: Flaming Gorge and Vernal, UT (Dinosaur National Monument) Day 14: To Salt Lake City Day 15: To Reno Day 16: To Home Although ... read more

North America » United States » California » Fresno March 7th 2009

The imminent rains have actually postponed this trip week by week. The blossoms have been dodging visitors like us for quite sometime now. Though the website informed that the blossoms are in full bloom last week of February, it rained last week. So, Saturday probably was the first 'sunny' day. The part where it became 'really' sunny is a different issue altogether though. We had briefly passed via Fresno on our way to Sequoia National Park some 3+ years ago on our maiden camping trip. So, I had practically forgotten the proximity of Fresno to The High Sierras. It was simply magnificent to see those huge mountains covered in snow from this far down the valley. The rains did not do much help to reduce the smog layer. I wouldn't blame. San Joaquin valley is so ... read more
Navel Oranges
Pardon me, for I did not have my macro lens!!!
Blossom trail

North America » United States » California » Fresno January 21st 2009

I'm about to leave. Got all my bags packed... that being one 45lb checked bag and my carry on. I can't sleep yet, too excited. =)... read more

North America » United States » California » Fresno January 7th 2009

This is my first entry for my trip off to New Zealand. ... read more

North America » United States » California » Fresno December 27th 2008

Have you ever driven through the San Joaquin Valley and seen the signs for the Sun Maid raisin factory store? It is located in my hometown of Kingsburg, CA. Sun Maid is the cooperative where we sell our raisins. They in turn process, package, market and sell the raisins all over the world. The coop is celebrating 95 years as the World's Favorite Raisin. The official name is the Sun Maid Growers of California. We went to the factory store today to buy a few last minute gifts. These are some of the things we found here. I strongly encourage you to stop here on your next drive to Los Angeles or San Francisco if you live in the south. Remember, raisins got me through college, so spend, spend, spend for future generations. The obvious products ... read more

North America » United States » California » Fresno December 14th 2008

Trying out the printed circuit board fabrication method before actually doing it in SEA. Biggest hurdle was getting the images to transfer to the board plates. I think this is mostly due to brand never used before. But otherwise the acid bath for the etching worked fine. And this method the acid doesnt have to be thrown away (environmental hazard of course) and can be re-used several times.... read more
Green Jello

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