26May

Las Vegas and The Grand Canyon

By wadeygc / May 26, 2014 / USA Blogs / No Comments

Tuesday 28th August We left Los Angeles at 6am to avoid rush hour traffic which starts at 7am and lasts a lot longer than an hour. We stopped on the outskirts of LA for gas and bought subway sandwiches for breakfast. At this gas station, and as I have seen at other gas stations, there’s […]

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26May

Los Angeles

By wadeygc / May 26, 2014 / USA Blogs / No Comments

Friday 24 August Glyn and I got up at 6am to leave at 7am to go to Disney Land which opened at 8am. Disney essentially is for children but we still had fun, although it was a bit saccharine in places. Many of the rides were impressive but not thrilling. Glyn convinced me to go […]

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26May

From Sacramento to Los Angeles

By wadeygc / May 26, 2014 / USA Blogs / No Comments

Wednesday 22nd August We left Elk Grove at 7.30am and soon hit the rush hour traffic which wasn’t so bad, especially as we could use the diamond lane (carpool). We were followed by a police car for a while which is never nice. We travelled down the 50, passing by Charles Manson in Fulsom jail, […]

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26May

Sacramento

By wadeygc / May 26, 2014 / USA Blogs / No Comments

Sunday 19th August It took a few hours to drive to Sacramento from San Francisco, and then down to Elk Grove where Susan and Howie live. It was dark by the time we got there. Howie and Susan’s house is also occupied by their Mum and three dogs who greeted us for sometime when we […]

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26May

San Francisco

By wadeygc / May 26, 2014 / USA Blogs / No Comments

Saturday 18th August So as per usual we were awake by about 6am. I’d been woken a few times in the night by much yelling and car screeching in the streets. We’d pre-booked Alcatraz and were damn grateful as it turned out that the next available tickets were on 27th August. As we’d driven for […]

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26May

From Tacoma to San Francisco

By wadeygc / May 26, 2014 / Claire's Blogs, USA Blogs / No Comments

Wednesday 15 August We left at 8.30 am and started the long drive from Tacoma to Newport which took about 5 and a half hours. We passed by Olympia, the Capitol of the State. Unbeknownst to us, there was some old guy shooting at freeway traffic but we missed him – or he missed us. […]

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26May

Lens Envy

By Glyn Wade / May 26, 2014 / Glyn's Blogs, Glyn's Rants / No Comments

‘Look at the size of that!’ I exclaimed to Claire. ‘Why would he want one that big? What would he do with it? How does he carry it? It makes my zoomer boomer look like an 18-55. He looks stupid.’ It looked about 12ft long but was probably more like 3ft. He needed a tripod […]

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25May

Am I A Photographer?

By Glyn Wade / May 25, 2014 / Glyn's Blogs, Glyn's Rants / No Comments

Okay, my question this time, well my first one anyway….I’m sure there’ll be more….there usually is once I start rambling…..you know what I’m like…. ANYWAY….my first question….do you class yourself as a photographer? Yes I know you have the camera which is probably somewhat better than the instant cameras that most people use. You may […]

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25May

Tacoma

By wadeygc / May 25, 2014 / USA Blogs / No Comments

Saturday 11 August After a 7 hour flight to Philadelphia and a 6 hour flight to Seattle, we finally arrived. Tim and Stacey were waiting at baggage claim and got there long before our luggage did! I still find it weird that baggage claim is next to the exit in American airports if you’d already […]

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25May

Biscuits

By Glyn Wade / May 25, 2014 / Glyn's Blogs, Glyn's Rants / No Comments

Introducing biscuits has been one of the least controversial steps taken by the club’s committee during my tenure as Secretary. In fact I have only had one person, who sadly is unable to eat biscuits, suggest we should have had fruit or something similar instead. If a vote was taken, let’s be honest, the biscuits […]

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