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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 25, 2013 - 07:45am PT
hey there say, mouse, zBrown, timid, dingus, tobia and all...

finally got to visit... so many nice stuff to read here...

half the pics, show too... many do not, (hhh, that is NOT quite half & half, then, is it) ;)

really enjoying the share...

thanks so much!!

got the email, mouse...


also, hope you DO let folks know where you will be when you hike...
sure do not want a mouse missing from merced, :O
with no one knowing where to find it...



keep up the neat trip reports, :)and more god bless, :)
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jul 25, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
Hey Mouse, just after you cross the Merced Falls bridge, on the road to Hornitos, look to the first plateau on the right. We used to hop the fence and head up to some pretty cool sandstone clifflettes. Short ones on the west side, and some longer, softer ones on the east. Fossil shells on top. Also, a bit further up the road, above a pond, another hobbit world ( at least in the spring) awaits with more sandstone. The landowners may be a bit more uppity these days...don't know. Nothing spectacular, but very cool places. More than a few psychedelic adventures up there, so there may be some random brain cells darting about. They won't harm you.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 25, 2013 - 01:27pm PT
This may provide the best explanation yet of why kids in Chula Vista turned to juvenile delinquency by the ton in the 1950's.

I did in fact march once in the Maytime Band Review in National City with my trumpet (sans "too-expensive" uniforms) before turning to a life of petty crime. Can't for the life of me remember what song(s) we played. If you get far enough into it to hear "G Street and Third Avenue", you'll know the location where Wolfman Jack purportedly recorded his shows.



Just for old times sake, the National City Train Depot, still alive and well and capable of being visited on Wednesdays and Saturdays,

Credit: zBrown


"The Road to Hell” painted on National Avenue and 13th Street in National City pointed to Mexico where liquor and gambling were legal. National Avenue was a link to Highway 101 that led to the border crossing at Tijuana during prohibition.


Credit: zBrown

Why this fascination with National City? It is a little known fact that although I was born in Chula Vista, we were actually living in National City at the time. Good place to live, "after a war".


La Jolla Shores - 1921. Point of view is right near current day Tomaselli mural.

Credit: zBrown


My Uncle Rey and I working the milk route in #916 in the Clawson suburb of Detroit (1950's).

Credit: zBrown

Some clown.

Credit: zBrown
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Jul 25, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
neebee,

i really don't belong here, i just dropped in mousin' around. i'm less of a flame and more of a flicker.

Bamboozle by Neebee
Bamboozle by Neebee
Credit: Tobia

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 26, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
"The Fiesta de la Luna was begun by the Chula Vista Women’s Club in 1932, and was an annual celebration until 1942, when World War II interrupted. In 1946 it returned, and in the 1947 booklet it was described as “one of the major celebrations in San Diego county.”--Susan Walter, CV Star-News

Clowns...not so much.
Bozo from Mexico.
Bozo from Mexico.
Credit: googleclownimages

I did go for a ride yesterday. I was going to the Park, thinking a nice hike into Starr King might be a good way to spend a couple of days...

I opted out part way up Preston Rd. (Of course I would take the back way!) Too hot, too knackered from stiffness and a nasty lack of sleep.

Had the backpack ready, just could not see spending hours in the heat abusing my knees, becoming even more of a derelict.

And I dint really wanna go by mouself.

I may be Starr King crazy. But I'm not starking mad.

It's a walk to share.
Lots to do and see up there.
Do it in a pair.

Thanks for the tip, Throwpie. I think I know the place to which you went. There is a pair of mesas I recall on the left, going to Hornitos, just a ways across the river near the old saw pond below McSwain; is that the spot? I just can't remember any on the right side.

This means you'll have to come show me, you know. Bring your shoes. And some "head gear."

Mick Padilla used to believe that there was a cave up there where Joaquin hid his stuff. We walked up there and checked it out. Bird lime. So we ran baaaack dooooown the slooooope to the Kaarman Ghiaaaaaaaaaaa. Whew! I used to love to haul ass down those talus slopes and hillsides.

No mas, sin más por el ratón.



throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jul 26, 2013 - 02:24pm PT
Credit: throwpie
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 26, 2013 - 04:26pm PT
This is what you get in Bonita (right next door to CV) for $5,950,000.

I used to run up the hill past this house when it was being built and was always kind of curious. The original builder/owner had about $3.9 million in loans and defaulted. House went into foreclosure and was purchased around 18 months ago for $1,950,000. So, these new owners are looking for a $4,000,000 return on their investment. Good work if you can get it.




gaudy details here:


http://www.movoto.com/real-estate/homes-for-sale/CA/Bonita/368-Surrey-Dr-Dr-210_120060157.htm
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 26, 2013 - 05:39pm PT
In the sky in Antelope Walleye, Cosmic's dream house, bye and bye.  It...
In the sky in Antelope Walleye, Cosmic's dream house, bye and bye. It's empty. Parrots oughta love it!
Credit: mouse from merced
Drove by this place and couldn't believe it. Look at all that glass and look at all those stones.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 26, 2013 - 07:10pm PT
Former Twin Pines Horse Stable Fenkell Detroit 5/08 - seems like nothing lasts





Lugging those milk bottles was not easy for a little kid.



My father, Arthur (Art) Janssen, in the above photo taken by the Royal Oak Tribune in 1950, worked for Twin Pines when he got home from WWII in 1946, the year I [Jim Janssen] was born. His routes were in Birmingham and we had people like Al Kaline, Gordie Howe as customers.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 27, 2013 - 04:30am PT
DEEP Purple: Ritchie Blackmore(Gtr), David Coverdale (vcl), Glenn Hughes (bss/vcl), Jon Lord (kbr) and Ian Paice (drm).
California Jam 1974.
BURN!

Like white diamonds and good luck, I've always thought of purple cows as being distant memories that aren't real.

Credit: mouse from merced

Purple cow initially became famous as a chimerical referent in a short humorous verse by Gelett Burgess :

I never saw a Purple Cow,
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one.

Burgess became somewhat exasperated with the success of his poem, of which he was constantly reminded. A few years later, he penned a riposte that became almost as well known as the original. It was titled "Confession: and a Portrait Too, Upon a Background that I Rue" and appeared in The Lark, number 24 (April 1, 1897):

Ah, yes, I wrote the "Purple Cow"—
I'm Sorry, now, I wrote it;
But I can tell you Anyhow
I'll Kill you if you Quote it!

However, the original has, in its own small way, become a classic, and parodic versions are common.

Chill Willy's Loco Weed diet pills brings you Tales of the Cows, boys.
Chill Willy's Loco Weed diet pills brings you Tales of the Cows, boys.
Credit: mouse from merced
Nice to know we ain't common, huh?

Credit: mouse from merced
Ah, a good draught of lilac choline before bedtime! Right up there with that hoodoo juice zBrown's been slugging.

Credit: mouse from merced
And another quart so we don't wake the hell up!

Ended up watching Under California STars with Roy Rogers & Fat Andy & his cussins.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T7inEHbfbI

Choline done took her love to town.

Edit: In the last minute or so of Under California Stars is one bitchen black woody, pulling a hoss trailer.



mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 27, 2013 - 05:50am PT
Under California Stars covers a lot of ground and a lot of sky.

This dancing lady needs no more covering.
Credit: mouse from merced

http://www.pinkgypsy.com/ana/

Lemme see, pink, purple, gotta go grey next--good combo for lots of things.

Sneakers. <br/>
Sneakers.

Credit: mouse from merced
Girls' shirts.
Girls' shirts.
Credit: mouse from merced
I even have a solid pink rope.
I even have a solid pink rope.
Credit: mouse from merced
The greatly-misunderstood off-lilac gray pine, some real creepy specim...
The greatly-misunderstood off-lilac gray pine, some real creepy specimens.
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 27, 2013 - 03:13pm PT
What can I say? Purple Mountain Majesties?





National Chicken Wing Day - Monday, July 29, 2013




S.D. Chicken executes perfect Filner headlock.
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jul 27, 2013 - 03:54pm PT
Some of my early Flames activity circa 1951
Credit: throwpie
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 27, 2013 - 06:52pm PT
Somebody got mom on film.





send in the rescue dog

Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Jul 27, 2013 - 07:04pm PT
Hey mouse, greetings from delhi dog's digs in truckee. Had to chime in as I was up front for Deep Purple (yer posted utube) at Cal Jam 1974. The stage caught fire but nobody burned. Black Sabbath and the Eagles played earlier and ELP closed the show. They don't make 'em like that anymore in this genre specific age.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 28, 2013 - 10:04am PT

wasn't for bad luck ...

2 hikers [one pregnant] get lost at Maine park, are rescued, then accidentally drive car into ocean and drown

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/2-hikers-get-lost-at-maine-state-park-are-helped-to-safety-then-die-in-car-accident/2013/07/24/68496f52-f46d-11e2-81fa-8e83b3864c36_singlePage.html?tid=obnetwork
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jul 28, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
Had to chime in as I was up front for Deep Purple (yer posted utube) at Cal Jam 1974. The stage caught fire but nobody burned. Black Sabbath and the Eagles played earlier and ELP closed the show. They don't make 'em like that anymore in this genre specific age.

Hey Timid, I was also there for that historic show, not up front, about 50 yards from stage, ah the good ol days!

Flame on peeps,
Tad
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 28, 2013 - 06:45pm PT
The Bolls of Snelling, family portrait.  Pod, Maude, Claude, and Maude...
The Bolls of Snelling, family portrait. Pod, Maude, Claude, and Maudette.
Credit: mouse from merced
Melanie Melonsugar introduced the family. They live in a hipie-dippie tree house down by the river where the vans park for the night.

It's the Pod Pad.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jul 28, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
Finally made it over to the Tomaselli mural today. Good thing a tribute to the Zeroes was done in La Jolla, rather than Chula Vista. Note, no graffiti.

Credit: zBrown

Credit: zBrown


Right close by, a Nash Metropolitan very similar to the one that several members of my family owned BITD.

Credit: zBrown
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 28, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
I just had an odd little flash--
But no poem's titled Ogden's Nash.

Instead, I fund this:

COME ON IN, THE SENILITY'S FINE

People live forever in Jacksonville and St. Petersburg and Tampa,
But you don't have to live forever to become a grampa.
The entrance requirements for grampahood are comparatively mild,
You only have to live until your child has a child.
From that point on you start looking both ways over your shoulder,
Because sometimes you feel thirty years younger and sometimes
thirty years older.
Now you begin to realize who it was that reached the height of
imbecility,
It was whoever said that grandparents have all the fun and none of
the responsibility.
This is the most enticing spiderwebs of a tarradiddle ever spun,
Because everybody would love to have a baby around who was no
responsibility and lots of fun,
But I can think of no one but a mooncalf or a gaby
Who would trust their own child to raise a baby.
So you have to personally superintend your grandchild from diapers
to pants and from bottle to spoon,
Because you know that your own child hasn't sense enough to come
in out of a typhoon.
You don't have to live forever to become a grampa, but if you do
want to live forever,
Don't try to be clever;
If you wish to reach the end of the trail with an uncut throat,
Don't go around saying Quote I don't mind being a grampa but I
hate being married to a gramma Unquote.
--Ogden Nash



Credit: mouse from merced
This is not directed by Jack, nor is Peter in the reel, and Dennis flat refused to be seen, period...though there are a few bikers involved.
It begins with spiders, continues with a hole in the ground at Snelling, proceeds to further holes in Hornitos, ending with...a bunny.

scene:
After stopping at the Heidelberg Cement plant on State 59, I stop to tinkle my toes in a roadside irrigation ditch and find a field that goes like forever. And a smaller one across the road. All weeds.
Rock plant.  Oddly-named, presenting a duality that cannot exist.  Lic...
Rock plant. Oddly-named, presenting a duality that cannot exist. Lichen is as close as it gets in nature, I think...but there may be a disco or club with that name. Or a lead singer.
Credit: mouse from merced
Big-big field.
Big-big field.
Credit: mouse from merced
More big-big field.
More big-big field.
Credit: mouse from merced
Yet more big-big field.  It's really BIG!  Another rock plant towards ...
Yet more big-big field. It's really BIG! Another rock plant towards Snelling.
Credit: mouse from merced
The small field on the north side of the road, choked with weeds, surr...
The small field on the north side of the road, choked with weeds, surrounded by more weeds.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Juggling while snacking.  Easy if you have a lot of arms.  Or legs.
Juggling while snacking. Easy if you have a lot of arms. Or legs.
Credit: mouse from merced
Arachnid 5.3.  Spiders are notorious for freed solos, but the little b...
Arachnid 5.3. Spiders are notorious for freed solos, but the little buggers always seem to have a safety line. What's up with that?
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Pay as you exit, but the show's not over. I'm taking five.
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