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Forum: Los Angeles
Jul 24, 17, 12:49 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1,030
Posted By mlshanks

Randy Newman Tours Sunset Boulevard - YouTube

While a few years old, this tour of Sunset Boulevard with Randy Newman (composer of "I Love L.A.") gives a great feel for the city of Los Angeles, and a number of tourist destinations...

Randy...
Forum: California
Jun 27, 17, 8:01 pm
Replies: 342
Views: 100,752
Posted By mlshanks

True... But you do better (and get offered...

True... But you do better (and get offered plenty of one change routes) using LA Metro's Trip planner. https://www.metro.net/riding/trip-planner/ There are a number that involve one 50 cent DASH...
Forum: California
Jun 27, 17, 7:43 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 9,776
Posted By mlshanks

Tioga Pass To Open 6/29

From the NPS:

"Tioga Road (continuation of Highway 120 through the park) will open on Thursday, June 29, at 8 am! No food, lodging, or gas will be available along the road. Tamarack Flat...
Forum: California
Jun 17, 17, 6:00 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,928
Posted By mlshanks

Clothing: LA Garment District ...

Clothing: LA Garment District
http://fashiondistrict.org/explore/retail-shopping/

Comics: Blastoff Comics ( LA's North Hollywood)
http://www.blastoffcomics.com/

Board Games: Games of...
Forum: California
Jun 17, 17, 5:45 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 9,776
Posted By mlshanks

Yosemite NP posted: "Great news! Conditions...

Yosemite NP posted:

"Great news! Conditions permitting, El Portal Road (Highway 140) into Yosemite will reopen tomorrow, Sunday, at 6 am. The first two miles of the road from the park boundary...
Forum: California
Jun 14, 17, 12:36 am
Replies: 57
Views: 9,776
Posted By mlshanks

Warning, a rock slide has closed Highway 140 into...

Warning, a rock slide has closed Highway 140 into Yosemite N.P.

If you are traveling to the park in the next couple of weeks, it is likely that the only ways into the park will be Highway 41 from...
Forum: Los Angeles
Feb 26, 17, 3:05 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By mlshanks

Los Angeles Traffic Congestion

Only to people who are world-class cynics. :p

If you avoid the morning & evening commuter times (7-9 am and 4-7 pm M-F)
and pay attention to waze, a traffic enabled GPS, or good radio traffic...
Forum: California
Feb 26, 17, 2:36 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 6,271
Posted By mlshanks

Cell coverage at Yosemite NP (& selected other...

Cell coverage at Yosemite NP (& selected other Sierra locations)

http://blog.cairnme.com/post/141095889520/cell-coverage-yosemite-np
Forum: California
Jan 19, 17, 2:42 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 6,316
Posted By mlshanks

As others have pointed out, a Death Valley trip...

As others have pointed out, a Death Valley trip is not likely to be a good use of your time, since before June, the nearby Eastern entrance to Yosemite will be closed due to snow. I'd substitute a...
Forum: Los Angeles
Sep 13, 16, 12:28 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,262
Posted By mlshanks

I might not do either. Checking out the beach...

I might not do either. Checking out the beach can be done by local transit bus.

Downtown? Take the Flyaway bus to Union Station & use the subway and local shuttle buses to get around.
Forum: California
Jun 12, 16, 1:26 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,825
Posted By mlshanks

If you want to see mountain vistas, planning your...

If you want to see mountain vistas, planning your travel to-from Lake Tahoe during the evenings strikes me as counter productive... It is a 3+ hour drive without traffic.....which is not a good bet...
Forum: Budget Travel
Jan 29, 16, 3:21 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,676
Posted By mlshanks

Take the long way home...

Not the usual routing...


http://metro.co.uk/2016/01/27/a-teen-flew-from-sheffield-to-essex-via-berlin-because-it-was-cheaper-than-the-train-5647510/
Forum: San Francisco
May 10, 15, 10:06 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By mlshanks

Here's a good list for top bread bakeries.... ...

Here's a good list for top bread bakeries....

http://ww2.kqed.org/bayareabites/2014/06/20/best-breads-bay-area/

I'm not aware of any artisanal butters available other than at local farmers...
Forum: San Francisco
May 10, 15, 9:52 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 6,226
Posted By mlshanks

If you are just looking to see Redwoods, no need...

If you are just looking to see Redwoods, no need to go North of San Francisco into Marin at all. There are a bunch of Parks and open-space preserves that are *also* South of the Airport. Wunderlich...
Forum: California
Apr 28, 15, 2:39 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,274
Posted By mlshanks

Pish-tush... 198 is not the greatest crossing of...

Pish-tush... 198 is not the greatest crossing of the coastal ranges, but it's hardly the worst.

Count yourself lucky that you did not try to completely avoid I-5 by just taking Highway 58 from...
Forum: California
Apr 26, 15, 5:56 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,274
Posted By mlshanks

Of course, the very next day, the restrictions...

Of course, the very next day, the restrictions are off both highways....

Spring snow typically doesn't hang around very long in CA.

(...if you are concerned about road conditions, you can check...
Forum: California
Apr 24, 15, 1:34 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,274
Posted By mlshanks

Rather than loop all the way back to South to...

Rather than loop all the way back to South to Bakersfield, why not route Northwest to Bishop? Bishop has some mid-level chain motels like Best Western and Comfort Inn; as well as some reasonable...
Forum: California
Apr 22, 15, 10:03 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 8,241
Posted By mlshanks

Another possibility for a spectacular hike would...

Another possibility for a spectacular hike would be to make a reservation to take the Tuolumne Meadows hiker's bus up to the Snow Creek (May Lake) trailhead, and then hike *down* into the valley from...
Forum: San Francisco
Nov 13, 14, 3:06 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,036
Posted By mlshanks

(Bump for 2014, 36th annual!)

(Bump for 2014, 36th annual!)
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 15, 14, 12:24 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,146
Posted By mlshanks

Patient with Ebola traveled on Frontier Airlines

"The second Dallas health care worker infected with Ebola traveled by plane on Monday, the day before she reported symptoms, health officials said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Forum: USA
Aug 31, 14, 6:18 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,300
Posted By mlshanks

While the I-70 is the most mountainous of the...

While the I-70 is the most mountainous of the three possible interstate routings (crossing the Rockies in the middle of Colorado and some major ranges in Utah), another Northern route, I-80 to Salt...
Forum: USA
Aug 23, 14, 11:26 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By mlshanks

That's 1400+ miles of driving in 5 travel...

That's 1400+ miles of driving in 5 travel days....

Not sure that this does not constitute cruel & unusual punishment for the poor kid. :rolleyes:

San Francisco to Arcadia is essentially a full...
Forum: Budget Travel
Aug 19, 14, 9:58 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,227
Posted By mlshanks

Cheap Flights (NSFW)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPyl2tOaKxM
Forum: Travel News
Aug 12, 14, 6:01 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 9,881
Posted By mlshanks

Still remember discovering I was 4 lbs over...

....while checking my bags for a Civil War reenactment some years ago.

So the cast iron fry pan and lid got tucked into my (unweighed) carry-on.
TSA was *very* confused at the security scan.......
Forum: Los Angeles
Aug 10, 14, 5:11 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,536
Posted By mlshanks

Or take the Parking Spot shuttle (as if you were...

Or take the Parking Spot shuttle (as if you were doing an In-and-Out run (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/los-angeles/545412-how-do-you-do-n-out-run-lax-other-la-area-airports-merged-threads.html)),...
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