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Old 04-30-2013, 03:30 AM   #12681
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Went to the GF's family reunion about an hour from Yosemite, we couldn't NOT take the kid to the park so we swung through on the way home.

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Bridal Veil Falls. The Indians believed breathing the mist from the fall was like catching the bouquet at a wedding. Explains why the little lady insisted we see that one first...

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The kid backed by... Yosemite Fall? I think.

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Pretty sure this is Yosemite Fall

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Too crowded at the scenic platform below Bridal Veil Falls. We went down the trail a little further and took an... "alternative" trail where we could get some more space to breathe and take pics.

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Our little rocky outcrop. Much closer to the base than that "official" spot.

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Tasting the rainbow

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The kid and the lady taking a break on a log over the river on our way down.

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Another giant waterfall. They're a dime a dozen in this place.

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The cost of natural beauty.
I've been to Yosemite many times in my youth. The last time was probably 20 years ago or more. My wife took a pic of me sitting on the Overhanging Rock on Glacier Point with the valley floor over 1000 yards below my feet. That is one breathtaking seat, let me tell you!

Here is one of my favorite pics of that rock (I have this pic in one of my many books on California- so you can see way I had no problem sitting on it)
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I've been to Yosemite many times in my youth. The last time was probably 20 years ago or more. My wife took a pic of me sitting on the Overhanging Rock on Glacier Point with the valley floor over 1000 yards below my feet. That is one breathtaking seat, let me tell you!

Here is one of my favorite pics of that rock (I have this pic in one of my many books on California- so you can see way I had no problem sitting on it)


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I've been to Yosemite many times in my youth. The last time was probably 20 years ago or more. My wife took a pic of me sitting on the Overhanging Rock on Glacier Point with the valley floor over 1000 yards below my feet. That is one breathtaking seat, let me tell you!

Here is one of my favorite pics of that rock (I have this pic in one of my many books on California- so you can see way I had no problem sitting on it)
So, that's NOT you in the pic? Just making sure, because I just wouldn't have figured you to be old enough to marry in those days...
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New project we got this past weekend.

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An Asian, heavy lift ship spotted at anchor, mid channel on our way in. She carries large "floaters" on her back, be it an inland drilling rig in this case, or jack-up rigs or smaller ships. The U.S.S. Cole was brought to Pascagoula, MS for repairs using a similar ship. She ballasts down (partially sinks) and the floater is brought over her deck. She is then carefully de-ballasted and, voila, there it sits for a piggy-back ride to wherever. Other than a submarine, this is the only vessel I know of that sinks on purpose, lol.


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An Asian, heavy lift ship spotted at anchor, mid channel on our way in. She carries large "floaters" on her back, be it an inland drilling rig in this case, or jack-up rigs or smaller ships. The U.S.S. Cole was brought to Pascagoula, MS for repairs using a similar ship. She ballasts down (partially sinks) and the floater is brought over her deck. She is then carefully de-ballasted and, voila, there it sits for a piggy-back ride to wherever. Other than a submarine, this is the only vessel I know of that sinks on purpose, lol.
There are other ships, marine research ships, that will sink one end so that the ship is perpendicular to the surface. It will have about 3/4 of the ship under water, standing on end, with either the bow or stern sticking straight up. All compartments inside are designed to rotate 90° so that everything is still "up and down" instead of sideways.

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Location: Libreville, Gabon, west coast of Africa just on the equator about 5 years ago. My agent dropped me off at a beachside restaurant/hotel to await my flight to the U.S.. I had a few hours to kill so I started to explore a little. I saw this guy (on the left) milling about a few really cool motorcycles. We struck up a conversation and he explained that he and some of his mates were crossing the continent on these bikes. He needed a part for his bike. I explained that my agent would be there shortly and that if anyone could help it would be him. That's my agent on the right. This is their web site that chronicled their long adventure: http://www.2muppets.com/ Every once in a while you just have one of those days that you'll never forget. That was one of mine mainly because I'm envious of their adventure and bravery.

Oh, they made it btw, from England all the way down to Cape Town.
I've been dying to go to Africa for a long time now. I'd like to go for a year or more to be honest. Something in me is just screaming for me to just go there
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