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Old 02-14-2012, 10:33 PM
 
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Default The "California Open" -- a forum challenge

Ok ... we'll see if this is within bounds:
Try posting anything that comes to mind about California that isn't:
politics
immigration
religion / philosophy
whining (especially about cost of living)
All the above have their own separate forums
-- except "whining" --
but whining (especially about the COL) is just so over-covered in other threads.

Wandering from topic to topic is allowed (and encouraged) as long as the tangents relate to something interesting about California -- and specifically NOT about any of the above list. A bit of a dare here: to see if it is actually possible to go on at length without devolving into the Twilight Zone topics.

I will start with: anybody planning to beachcomb for valuable / interesting stuff when the debris from Japan hits our shores?
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Quimper Peninsula
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You bet.... I suspect it will be more of a sobering experience than anything else though.. Planning ahead hey.. Aren't the debris still a year plus away? Or are you going to boat out to them to get all the best treasures first...

You should have seen us when the mini Tsunami hit.. Racing down the beach hoping for some cool stuff to wash up.. We had visions of world record abalone shells washed up.. I was going to be so big we were going to have to strap it to the top of the car to haul it away..
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:55 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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What I've missed most about CA when I've been away for a few years: the Mojave Desert and the Santa Ana winds.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of the Aux Arcs
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Loved the Santa Ana winds when I was a child. They were almost as special as being able to look out one of our second story windows and see Catalina Island off in the distance.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:19 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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We (when I was a kid) lived on a hill and got to see Catalina and San Clemente Is.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:22 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Spring Turkey season starts in 6 weeks. Little league try outs are right now! The WSB will start chewing shortly so keep the boat keys on stand by.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Loved the Santa Ana winds when I was a child. They were almost as special as being able to look out one of our second story windows and see Catalina Island off in the distance.
So did I love those balmy winds. I loved driving up and down the coast hwy and hardly passing another car between Laguna and Newport Beach. I miss the little white house on the corner in Laguna that had very different food. Wave street in Laguna with the Witch house. I used to park in front of that house and just stare. The Date Shake shack. All the little "original" art shops now filled with cheesy T-shirts from China. The Pottery Barn. The Sawdust festival. The sunsets on the beach and never wanting to drive back to Ontario.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:44 AM
 
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The dates sold at that date farm outside of Palm Springs are way, way better than any date I have had anywhere....the fruit, I mean, the fruit.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:54 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I miss the little white house on the corner in Laguna that had very different food. Wave street in Laguna with the Witch house.
How about the steep drop on 3rd St?
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of the Aux Arcs
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So did I love those balmy winds. I loved driving up and down the coast hwy and hardly passing another car between Laguna and Newport Beach. I miss the little white house on the corner in Laguna that had very different food. Wave street in Laguna with the Witch house. I used to park in front of that house and just stare. The Date Shake shack. All the little "original" art shops now filled with cheesy T-shirts from China. The Pottery Barn. The Sawdust festival. The sunsets on the beach and never wanting to drive back to Ontario.
Remember well the Coast Hwy date shake shack and riding stables on the way to Laguna. Can't forget The Greeter, Eiler Larson, back in the day, a long, long time ago. Good times. Great memories!
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