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vacation pictures!

And only about 1/4 of them!

inspiration point, emerald bay

I am only on day two, have not even begun to write the blog post that I want to about this strip. The pictures I uploaded so far are here. There are descriptions and stories and what not, should you be interested.

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That was what you would call a whirlwind vacation. We packed so much into seven days (five, really – I don’t count flying days) that we came exhausted and glad to have three days to recover before we head back to work.

Sacramento, Lincoln, North Lake Tahoe, Tahoe-Donner, Truckee, Tahoe City, South Lake Tahoe, Zephyr Cove, Lincoln, Old Sac, Fair Oaks, Sacramento again -with stops in Minnesota an Atlanta. Lots of miles, one tram ride up the mountains of Squaw valley, one birthday boat ride around Emerald Bay, a ridiculous amount of food, lots of walking, train museum, beaches and mountains, a tour of Todd’s childhood haunts, vegetarian burgers, roosters in the road, deer in the yard, one tattoo session, hanging out with old friends, time with Todd’s parents, 1,000 photos, intense heat and whole lot of fun. And somewhere in there I read a book and started another.

I have a day’s worth of photo processing/uploading ahead, news to catch up, unpacking to do…I hope to have most of the pictures up on flickr tonight and a recap of the vacation here. I think the only thing worse than forcing someone to look at vacation slides is asking people to read your blog about your vacation. But I will do it, anyhow.

Oh, we never did get to the State Fair. Eating deep fried White Castle burgers was not a good enough reason to brave the crowds and heat.

Stay tuned for pictures.

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a contest! win a fabulous prize!

Here’s the deal. I got to talking with Todd about how many photos I will take while in California. Considering I took 714 at ONE hockey game, the amount will be considerable. He suggested a contest. So,here it is.

I’m leaving on the morning of the 16th and coming back on the 22nd. So we’ll say, officially, how many photos I will take on the vacation total, meaning from the time I get on the plane, to the time I get off the plane at JFK on the night of the 22nd.

You can leave your guesses here, I’ll also be doing this on my flickr page. Whoever comes closest without going over (sorry, that’s the Bob Barker in me) wins something. Not sure yet, but whatever it is, it will be brought back from the Land of Infinite Sunshine or whatever you Californians call that place.

Update: Since people have asked, I will be in Sacramento for most of the trip, with one day in San Francisco (no Alcatraz). We are NOT doing the usual touristy things as we are visiting with Todd’s family and friends. But, keep in mind that I never really take photos of the usual stuff. And Sacramento has lots of vintage and neon signs, which I’m a fan of. I’m using a 4 gig card, and I will most likely buy another of those before I leave. I think that’s enough to go on.

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