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    raptor3676

    Wow guy lot of great suggestions!

    if you got more, just keep 'em coming!

    And while attending an GTUG is too much geeky, all other are fantastic! visiting Endor? I'm totally in, I'm a Star Wars fan!!!

     

    Thanxx a lot!

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    brian.​shapiro

    There is a huge Chinatown in SF near union square and the GG Bridge, but all in all San Francisco is pretty lame.

    There are plenty of things in San Francisco besides Chinatown and the Golden Gate bridge.

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    spivonious

    Doesn't TWiT broadcast out of SF? www.twit.tv

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    Sven Groot

    Does anybody else keep reading the name of this thread in the voice of that kid from "The Wizard"?

    I blame the ellipsis.

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    Ian2

    @Sven Groot:No, but I do keep singing it every time I read it.

     

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_about_California WTF?

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    figuerres

    ,raptor3676 wrote

    Wow guy lot of great suggestions!

    if you got more, just keep 'em coming!

    And while attending an GTUG is too much geeky, all other are fantastic! visiting Endor? I'm totally in, I'm a Star Wars fan!!!

     

    Thanxx a lot!

    if you were doing this in june i would also mention the Klamath river Salmon run.

    near the park that Endor was filmed.

    if you do go there then also see Redwood Creek, and the worlds tallest redwood tree on record.

    also fern canyon, it looks a *LOT* like a sceen from one of the Jurrasic park movies, long narrow canyon with a creek running down the bottom and a ton of ferns hanging off the sides.

    I lived and worked up there for about 2 years in the late 80's like 89-90 i forget which years it was.

    was on old air force base that was used by the state of CA and the National Park Service at that time.  Requa Hill and Klamath Glen if you look them up on a map.

    Jed Smith State park is near Crecent City

    also on the way up there along the coast stop at Agate Beach / Trinidad another great place

    if you look and are luck you might find some good rocks on the beach, some of them look amazing.

    if you go to the north east corner of CA  then there are some places i did not go to but heard about, an area that has a volcanic past but now has lakes that are amazingly pure and clean, motoerized boats are not allowed it's that protected,  take a canoe out to the middle of the lake and you can see to the bottom! and it's not shallow, it's deep and clean.

    if you go to Sacramento look for the Leland Stanford Mansion, he was one of the govenors and was a railroad tycoon.  before it was sold to the state it was owned by a catholic order and i used to have sunday brunch there as a teenager.  amazing old building and you have to look at the furniture from the side, it's all made to look like trains. also the old gold history sutters mill and the old fort etc...

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    cbae

    ,figuerres wrote

    if you do go there then also see Redwood Creek, and the worlds tallest redwood tree on record.

    That's not a tree.

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    Now, THAT'S a tree.

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    MasterPi

    ,Sven Groot wrote

    Does anybody else keep reading the name of this thread in the voice of that kid from "The Wizard"?

    I blame the ellipsis.

    I have Arnold's voice stuck in my head.

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    figuerres

    ,cbae wrote

    *snip*

    That's not a tree.

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    Now, THAT'S a tree.

    Yeah i have seen that one also,  Sequoia's tend to have trunks that are a lot thicker at the base than redwoods, redwoods tend to be taller.  in any case we have some really big trees in the state of California!

    for tall the redwoods hold the "Tallest plant on earth" record. every few years some one finds one that is a bit taller than the last one...  they are all around 369 feet so far.

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    cbae

    ,figuerres wrote

    *snip*

    Yeah i have seen that one also,  Sequoia's tend to have trunks that are a lot thicker at the base than redwoods, redwoods tend to be taller.  in any case we have some really big trees in the state of California!

    Yes, we do. I'm surprised that you left out Yosemite National Park from your list of places to visit. It's closer than either Sequoia National Park or JSRSP.

    Edit: I see that somebody else already mentioned it. Smiley

    for tall the redwoods hold the "Tallest plant on earth" record. every few years some one finds one that is a bit taller than the last one...  they are all around 369 feet so far.

    The last few they've tended to keep the location secret to keep all the tourists away. Smiley

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    raptor3676

    @Sven Groot: LOL totally unintented!

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    blowdart

    ,MasterPie wrote

    *snip*

    I have Arnold's voice stuck in my head.

    I kept adding either "knows how to part" or "uber alles" to the title in my head.

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    MasterPi

    ,MasterPie wrote

     You should even check out the recently renovated Intel Museum.

    Just a plug for the Intel Museum...really awesome renovation. Worth visiting.

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