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Old 02-23-2009, 06:22 PM
 
Location: downtown Las Vegas
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in bakersfield? you sure about that? maybe baker?

ehhh, not sure... you're probably right. regardless, I just read that they finished ahead of schedule and don't have any more blasting planned for the near future, so it's not a prob.
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas (Huntridge)
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ehhh, not sure... you're probably right. regardless, I just read that they finished ahead of schedule and don't have any more blasting planned for the near future, so it's not a prob.
trust me...i am right on this. bakersfield up in the central valley on the 99 where the 58 (basrtow-bakersfield hwy) hits it.
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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It's Baker and they have finished the blasting.
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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As an old OC type let me suggest that you set your sights a little less ambitiously.

Consider Seal Beach CA. It is a little beachy town kind of right out of the guide books. It lacks the grandeur of La Jolla...but it is also much of an hour closer. And it is much more the So California experience. La Jolla is off into the Beverly Hills experience.

Nice wide beach. A good pier. And lots to explore. Just pop right up old PCH into Long Beach and that gorgeous harbor.

If you want to stay overnight hit the Seal Beach Inn. Funkiest California motel in the known world.

For a one day trip I think better than La Jolla. Go there when you have a couple of days, want to spend some money and want to relax.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:44 AM
 
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Where exactly is Seal Beach?
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:04 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Where exactly is Seal Beach?
Seal Beach is the first community along the ocean as you leave Los Angeles County and Long Beach. It basically rests against Long Beach to the east.

It is freeway wise just south of the junction of the 405 and 605 Fwys.

It lies mostly between (and along) CA 1, Pacific Coast Highway and the ocean.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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Small world. I used to live on the beach in Long Beach. Glad to see someone from the coast happy in Vegas
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:14 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Small world. I used to live on the beach in Long Beach. Glad to see someone from the coast happy in Vegas
For about five years we lived in Vegas and kept a boat in Long Beach. That is the best of both worlds.
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Manitoba, Canada
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So if this is something we end up deciding to do (still considering it because we live 30+ hours from the coast and won't have this oppotunity again for a while), does this route (mapquest) make sense as a route to take? Are there any huge traffic concerns with this route?

Thanks again for all the help! We really have no idea about the area, so all the help is much appreciated.
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas (Huntridge)
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So if this is something we end up deciding to do (still considering it because we live 30+ hours from the coast and won't have this oppotunity again for a while), does this route (mapquest) make sense as a route to take? Are there any huge traffic concerns with this route?

Thanks again for all the help! We really have no idea about the area, so all the help is much appreciated.
looks like a decent route. you should be aware, that there is always the possibility of stupid traffic on the 5.

if i were you, i would stay on the 241 until you have to leave it:

from:CA-241 S to:CA-241 S to:33.542539,-117.625122 to:CA-74 - Google Maps

disclaimer: i have never taken this route, but i have spent HOURS stuck in traffic on the 5 between LA and SD.

if time wasn't an issue, i would say take the 15 down to Elsinore and come across the 74. it looks beautiful up that way. might work out to be equal in time if the traffic near LA backs up, but again, i have never driven this route.

from:I-15 N to:CA-74 to:CA-74 - Google Maps

neone care to chime in on either of my suggestions? curious for my own future plans as well.
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