: Vacation pics *56k death*

04-30-08, 09:09 PM
San Francisco Golden Gate

The trolley:

Me and Mrs rolex ridin' on the trolley to the wharf

The rock

A day of wine tasting with the absolute #1 tour guide in Napa and the surrounding areas

His S500 had over 210,000 miles on it and it rode like butta

04-30-08, 09:13 PM
Everywhere you look - grape vines

but no jelly :D (Cakebread Winery)

The old Coppola winery


Sampling some nice wines

This was interesting. Two trees grown into one:

One half growing lemons. The other half growing oranges. The smell coming from the orange and lemon blossoms would blow your mind

04-30-08, 09:19 PM
Lunch at Mustard's was one of the best meals EVER! Grilled seasoned pork chop (medium), "pureed" potatoes, and some kind of cabbage crap that I was able to scrape away from my meat and taters:D

Everywhere you look there were rose trees and bushes. Apparently roses are susceptible to the same kinds of diseases grape vines are sensitive to. Roses are the "lookout" for diseases for the grape vines

Coppola winery had a great building

Every Sunday in this sleepy little town we stayed in they release hot air balloons

c5 rv
04-30-08, 09:24 PM
That looks like a great time. It's been too long since I've been to the bay area.

04-30-08, 09:25 PM
Great pic Rolex but I thought you were older. I need to start looking at your age posted instead of your avatar.:histeric:

04-30-08, 09:27 PM
I get that a lot. :D

Despite the pre-warning from our guide the "BUSH MAN" got me and the wife on the wharf. Not my video, but you'll understand who the bush man is.


04-30-08, 09:34 PM
Ha haaaaaaa. That was great.

04-30-08, 11:57 PM
Did you actually go to Alcatraz or no? I did the audio tour there and it was really cool. Lots of interesting little facts that you would never have found out if you just walked through.

05-01-08, 12:24 AM
It's so strangh but true. Once you end up in the prison system. It's a whole nother world that you thought only existed on TV. You are in another world. I've been arrested and seen what the cook county sheriffs get away with in a regular city jail but I can't imagine what goes on in a state prison.

Night Wolf
05-01-08, 08:23 AM
Nice pictures :)

Personally I never understood what all the buzz is about Cali.... I've only been on the East coast, and Texas a few times.... still tho, I'd like to atleast make a trip out to Cali once to see what it's all about... San Fransisco seems like it would be the place to go.

05-01-08, 09:48 AM
I didn't actually tour the prison. If we had another day in the city we would have taken a tour of the prison. I heard some local scuttle butt about a guy from England that chipped off a hunk of the wall for a keepsake, got caught and fined $15k. :eek:

I don't personally care for large cities. San Francisco is rich in culture and you could probably spend a week there and not see everything. I would have said the same thing about pre Katrina New Orleans. It was a city rich in culture and had a lot to see, but not my cup of tea. I preferred the quiet countryside with rolling hills and grape vines to the busy and crowded city. I think my wife likes the city a little more. Different strokes for different folks. That's what makes the world go around. :cool2:

05-01-08, 10:56 AM
Looks like fun.

How was the S500? How did it feel to be riding in the Chadmobile?

05-01-08, 11:00 AM
Looks like fun.

How was the S500? How did it feel to be riding in the Chadmobile?

Ha, I knew you'd be able to appreciate those pics. You're the reason I took them. It was a truly great car. I noticed his rear windows have 2 panes of glass. What's with that?

05-01-08, 12:12 PM
Thanks! :cool2:

The reason behind the dual pane glass is it makes the car quieter, insulates better against the ambient temps, and helps prevent fogging up in inclement weather.

What year was his? It looks like a 1995 or 1996. I just wish mine had the big 315hp 5.0L DOHC V8....not the smallish 228hp I-6.

05-01-08, 12:42 PM
I would have said the same thing about pre Katrina New Orleans. It was a city rich in culture and had a lot to see, but not my cup of tea.

I lived in New Orleans for 7 years (92-98) and LOVE the city. It is a dump. It is run by crooks and idiots. It is crime ridden and filthy. All that said I still love to visit. I love the debauchery and its hedonistic ways. I love the music and the most especially the food. New Orleans is the only city where the taste is more important than the appearance of the food at our table.

It is a tragedy what happened and continues to happen in NOLA but I also know that there is no other group of people that love their home more and will make it bounce back regardless of the odds.

I could spent a month in NOLA just bar hopping and eating at different GREAT restraunts, from 5 star fare to hole in the wall po-boy shops.

05-01-08, 12:53 PM
It is run by crooks and idiots. .

Just like Chicago.:alchi:

05-01-08, 01:24 PM
It is crime ridden and filthy.

Probably true of most large cities. But a proud few are rich with culture, good food, and a few notable sights to see. NOLA and SF are a couple that come to mind.

My mother's entire family were from NOLA. It was a special place to me too but still not my cup of tea when it comes to vacations.