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The McTags are coming to San Francisco

 
 
McTag
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2008 01:18 pm
Theresa Green

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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2008 01:22 pm
@McTag,
Great stuff, McTag. Thanks for sharing a bit of the trip (so far).
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mac11
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2008 01:32 pm
McTag: Spectacular pictures! Thank you for taking the time to show them to us.

(Let's all just Ignore that annoyance, shall we?)
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2008 02:13 pm
@McTag,
The second picture is Half Dome, the most famous at Yosemite. The other one of El Capitan is the second most famous with Cathedral Rock and Three Brothers also known to Yosemites who visit there regularly.
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McTag
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2008 03:45 pm
@Shapeless,
That'll be The Narrows in the Navajo sandstone on the Virgin River.
We walked up to there, but it was getting later in the evening and we didn't go equipped to wade. A nice spot, even when the light is fading.
I liked the wading poles which folks had left for others to use. Thoughful people.
Izzie
 
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Reply Mon 13 Oct, 2008 04:15 pm
@McTag,
So good to see the pics Mac.... favourite so far is MrsMac in front of that tree.

Seeing Bryce, Grand and Yosemite... takes me back. Good times.

Thanku
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McTag
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2008 01:52 am
@cicerone imposter,
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McTag, Great pictures, love those of Zion the best. They kind of reminds me of Sedona.


Thank you, but I feel the inevitable disappointment in the representaton of the scenes through the limitations of the system. The grandeur is only hinted at. For those who have seen them however, it's a reminder. We were lucky to have seen incredible scenery in good weather, and off peak-tourist time too. Althought there were still plenty of visitors in the Yosemite Valley while we were there, we managed to avoid crowds most of the time. And in other places, the solitude was remarkable.

The days we were in Zion, Fiona took most of the pictures (I was a bit miserable with a heavy cold, too) and she's got some beauties.
In fact, maybe I'll get a bigger screen for here , even my home VDU screen is a bit small.

I'll draw my travelogue to a close this morning. Thank you for your kind comments, those of you who have made them. I may come back with a few more images in a few days' time, when I have seen the rest of the pictures.
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McTag
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2008 02:03 am

Goodbye Wawona, Yosemite

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and back, through the foothills of the Sierra with the considerable aid of the Satnav and a horrible coffee in Merced, across the irrigated fields of the golden state and into the Bay Area.
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McTag
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2008 02:07 am
Some architectural details for Walter, from the Presidio area on our last day Sad in San Francisco

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McTag
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2008 02:18 am

Okay, last day in SF, and a whistle-stop tour of the city with c.i. our most excellent host, taking in Lombard Street, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge. He even let Fiona drive the car (what a brave man).

This is not the restaurant at the end of the universe, but Cliff House, threatened by the Pacific breakers, marvellous views of the ocean, and a great place to have lunch. Quite a smart set, even, but they let us in.

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McTag
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2008 02:19 am

Thank you, America, it's been a blast.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2008 02:55 am
@McTag,
McTag wrote:


Thank you, America, it's been a blast.


And thank you, McTag, for presenting all that!
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blatham
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2008 07:34 am
Particularly interesting, I thought, was the photo of the Wasilla City Hall...

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spendius
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2008 08:30 am
@blatham,
Would you elaborate Bernie? It would please me greatly if you could Able me to Know how I might learn to find the photo interesting.

What aesthetic criteria are you bringing to bear? I'm pretty neat on aesthetic criteria but I've not got any that would render the photo interesting in my locker. Perhaps you will set that straight. I don't wish to be going about short of an aesthetic criteria now do I. I might get laughed at.

You needn't concern yourself over the "particularly" part though. That's just flannel.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2008 09:56 am
@McTag,
You and Fiona are very welcome. Glad to hear you guys had a "blast." Now that you know where we live....any time.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 14 Oct, 2008 12:01 pm
Wow, thanks, McTag.

Random thoughts -
- Bernie always wears the bestest shoes..
- I've two friends who work in that Capitol building, have visited several times, good to see it again.
- Loved the pictures with George. That bottle of wine looked good from here.
- Loved the presidio area pics at the end
- Glacier Point, I hiked up there once, nearly wore myself out.
- Oh, man, I love Half Dome.
- Love the rich landscape photos.
- the Sequoias remind me of my old redwood forest areas. Schniff.

You two looked wonderful, Taggies, so glad you got to 'our' area. And thanks to CI, Blatham, and Lola for being hosts to us too.
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bruce kolstad
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2008 08:00 am
There are some really big trees in those pictures. That one made that lady look really small.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2008 03:39 pm
@bruce kolstad,
California redwood trees grow big, and are some of the oldest on this planet. I saw one transplanted to the botanical garden in Christchurch, New Zealand, that grows four time faster than in California because of their climate.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2008 04:01 pm
@CalamityJane,
CJ, I'll be in San Diego next Wednesday to catch the ms Ryndam for a 10-day cruise to the Mexican Riviera, arriving on AA flt 3156 @ 10:30AM. Since I don't have to be at the ship till about 3PM, I wondered if we could have lunch.

I'll be bringing my cellphone with me, so contact me if you're interested.

Tak.
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McTag
 
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Reply Sun 19 Oct, 2008 08:16 am

Lipstick on a pig? Topical. Here are some of Portland's pretty porkers.

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