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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year 2010

Heather and I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. 

We had a very enjoyable early dinner on the outside deck at the Fish Market Restaurant on Harbor Drive in San Diego tonight. Heather had the linguine with clams and pesto, I had a  whole Dungeness crab roasted with garlic and spices (hence the otherwise goofy looking bib). There was a great sunset this evening.

Afterwards we did a bit of night photography, including some shots of the aircraft carrier Midway and the Bob Hope Memorial.

Click here to see the rest of the pictures from this evening.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Old Town San Diego - December 27, 2009

Heather and I spent a few hours this afternoon wandering around Old Town San Diego. We visited many of the State Park museums, sampled some carne asada street tacos, and Heather even had her fortune told by Zoltar.

Click here for a link to the gallery. All of the images in this gallery were taken with the Pentax DA35 Macro lens on a K20D.

Other galleries of my images from Old Town can be found here and here.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

4 Years of Exploring in the Xterra

Exactly 4 years ago, on Christmas Eve 2005, I picked up my new 2005 Nissan Xterra. I've spent a lot of time in the deserts of Southern California, but never had my own 4WD vehicle before this one. I was looking forward to exploring places I could not get to before. Shortly afterwards I found out about the local Xterra club, SCCX, the Southern California Club Xterra. That lead to meeting several people who have since become very good friends, and many off-road adventures around Southern California. You can find images from the various Xcursions with SCCX in these galleries. Other trips around Southern California to explore the many things there are to see can be found in these galleries.

The Xterra has also taken Heather and I on some great road trips, the longest so far being a 3,500 mile trip in the summer of 2007 that took us from San Diego up to Montana and back. One of the highlights of that trip was the fact that we spent almost no time on the Interstates, instead taking the smallest roads we could find. You can see images from that trip at this gallery.

The image above was taken at Font's Point, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, just after sunset in December of 2007. The rest of the shots from that day can be found here.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone

Best wishes to everyone for a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

These photos were taken at the Hotel del Coronado. You can see more images from our evening photo trip to Coronado and Balboa Park on Sunday December 13th at my SmugMug gallery here and from a second trip the following week here.

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About me . . . When I'm not working I like to be out exploring and photographing. I do this blog just for fun, and to be able to share these images with friends. I hope you enjoy viewing these images as much as I enjoyed creating them.

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Header image: Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Cibola, Arizona. End image: Downtown San Diego, California skyline from Coronado Island. Profile picture: Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho, by Heather Baiamonte.