Sunday, December 28, 2014

Tony trespassing near Ohm Place

The day after Christmas, 2014, led to a ban on our midweek passes in Tahoe, so we drove around Sparks a bit to check out stuff.

There is a section of town with names of streets that are named after a specific type of industry. Ohm Place, Energy Way, Joule Street.. from time to time we look up Ohm and just scout around that area. Can't figure out what used to be there, other than the airport and a bunch of rather stylized tilt-up cement warehouses. Such as the one below.


It was a cold weekend, and aside from a silly photo on a repeating, mirrored escalator in the Peppermill, we enjoyed Christmas and didn't take too many more photos on this trip.

always time for self timer.. it was 27 degrees outside, by the way.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Spangler Hills

The Best Way to spend a four day weekend most people call Thanksgiving:

Clowning it up a bit in Wasco, CA:

Setting the hills on fire in Spangler:

Layla and her friend Orion

Mos Eisley Spaceport, Tatooine. Rebels vs. Stormtroopers roman candle war.


Clay driving his RC car, with the kites way up in the sky behind him...

All the riding photos never were actually shot, too much fun riding, but some idea of the locals:

Jawbone Canyon Store

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk : Y&T

It's midsummer and as summers go here in northern California, many bands come out of retirement to play state fairs and local wineries and festivals. One of the best annual concert events is the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. 

Having grown up in the DC area, my idea of what Santa Cruz was like was all based on the fictional town of Santa Carla, in Lost Boys. I hoped that vampire gangs on motorcycles led by a rather evil Kiefer Sutherland was normal, but it's basically just a northern California beach town evening. With Y&T playing the soundtrack.
Aggro Bruce Willis guy, wife is tuning it all out

he loves summertime girls, and hell yeah that is a Coors Light in his hand

this guy was wearing this thing until the sun went down

this is the only shot I got of our buddy Kent!

Tony just fits right on in