Journal

San Pedro

We spent this Saturday in style. Lunch on a private Yacht and tour of USS Iowa.

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watching mom buy ice cream

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Riding the canon

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First thing she wants to do is pull the pin

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Heading into the captain quarters

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In the captains chair

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18 inches of steel armor

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Memorial Weekend at Pine Mountain

Tucked away behind Ojai at t 7,500 feet is a wonderful place called Pine Mountain. Mild summer temperature, private campsite, and great climbing are just why we came here. The first night was just family. Justin and Belinda joined us for the second night.

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Photos below are shot by Justin and Belinda:

Pine Mountain - Ojai - 2014-5


Pine Mountain - Ojai - 2014-19


Pine Mountain - Ojai - 2014-27

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Return to Japan

The last time I was in Japan was over 2 years ago. This trip was long overdue.

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Project 365: Streak Broken

I started this year with a goal of taking a picture a day everyday. After 74 consecutive days, I failed. I stopped taking pictures because my X100s drank too much beer. It must have seeped in from a beer drenched finger causing the buttons to seize. For a few days I continued to shoot with my iPhone5 but stopped because it just wasn’t the same anymore. $300+ and two weeks later, I have the X100s back.

Its time for Project 365 to resume. Hmmm.... now it is more like Project 355.

Day Trip to Downtown

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with Downtown LA. I love the food, the culture, and the entertainment, but HATE the traffic, one-way streets, parking scarcity. Today, I nearly got my car towed. I came back to the sight of two cops and a citation officer giving the tow truck the OK to haul my car away. Luckily, I was able to drive away with a $93 dollar parking ticket. Stupid LA!

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Lunch with Emma and Tempo

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Emma pressing the elevator alarm as we try to take a family picture

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The location where we our car was in the process of being towed

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Grand Central Market

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Bradbury Building

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Little Tokyo

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Getting out of Downtown LA.