HOME SWEET HOME!

HOME SWEET HOME!
Home again after 3 weeks road tripping!

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Home Sweet Home! Encino, California in the San Fernando Valley

Oakland, California (Piedmont)

Prineville and Madras, Oregon for the total eclipse

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Total Eclipse at the Motel 6 in Madras, Oregon

and 6 days in Ashland, for some theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
(“Julius Caeser” and “Merry Wives of Windsor”),

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Ashland, Oregon

Burning Man in Black Rock City (Black Rock Desert), near Gerlach, Nevada

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Make a playa dust angel! Ring the bell!
A Burning Man Radical Ritual! Sunday 4pm

and then Reno, Nevada for two nights!

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Reno, Nevada!

With a stop at Manzanar on the way home to Los Angeles on Hwy 395 south.

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Wednesday Sunset at Manzanar

Great trip with pics and blogs to follow: http://www.joshwilltravel.wordpress.com

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Vanessa (the van) and the Sunset (and Moon rise) at Pyramid Lake in Nevada

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I’m so happy!
Danced in the rain at Pyramid Lake at sunset on Monday
and watched the full moon rise!

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Sunset at Pyramid Lake – Nevada Sky

 

 

 

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Summer in Los Angeles! ‘Tis the Season for Hot Pursuits & Car Chases!

Summer in Los Angeles! ‘Tis the Season for Hot Pursuits & Car Chases!

Yesterday there were two car chases involving the Los Angeles Police Department within an hour. The first was only broadcast for a little while, but was KRAZY out of control.  He was driving like a madman and had a couple of collisions along the way, almost hitting a pedestrian or two, until the suspect lost control making a turn on a surface street and crashed head-on into a telephone pole and steel fence.

Suspect in Custody:

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Tiene un accidente!

And the second one was over before the helicopter arrived, with the suspect surrendering after running from the San Fernando Valley to Central LA.

Suspect in Custody:

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Over before it began….

Two hot pursuits on TV in a hour is a good chase day, and there were also televised pursuits on Monday night and Tuesday night too.

BIG THANKS to the news and the helicopter pilots and reporters!
BIG THANKS to the LAPD for their hard work!

NOTE: The Police have helicopters and radios in addition to guns and a gang of armed uniformed (and undercover) soldiers. Chances are good you will go to jail if you attempt to run from them. However, everyday people still take their chances and for that we thank them for the entertainment.

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And You’re Busted!


 

 

SATURDAY MAY 20, 2017

SATURDAY MAY 20, 2017 – Hot in the San Fernando Valley!

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My Three Dogs

Wake up. Feed the Dogs, Make some Food, Water the Plants!

Really hot in the valley: 92 degrees was the high temp today.

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BRUNCH!

On The Menu: 3 eggs over medium, crispy bacon, fresh fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and an orange), 2 toasted english muffins with chunky peanut butter and organic blueberry jam, and an iced espresso to drink.

Cool pictures from this week:

Big Bird (a very large raven) and Little Bird on a wire.

Sleeping puppy under my desk:

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Puppy Under My Desk!

Take a nap. Feed the Dogs.

What’s for dinner?
Leftover pizza and popcorn with strawberry lemonade.

Netflix and Chill. “Get Him To The Greek” (unrated)

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“Do you know the words to ‘African Child’?”

And Saturday is done.

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Wednesday Sunset on My Street in the San Fernando Valley

Pizza Time! Mulberry Street Pizza!

Pizza Time! Mulberry Street Pizza!

Richie Palmer’s Mulberry Street Pizzeria of Beverly Hills est. 1991

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Pizza from Mulberry Street Pizzeria

Thursday night pizza delivery for dinner: $33 + $1.50 tip (~$4.25 per slice)
Not cheap! High quality very large pizza and it was delivered “on time”.

On The Menu: Pizza with pepperoni, sausage and extra cheese.
(and they only have one size – very large)

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Pizza from Mulberry Street Pizzeria

Real New York style thin-crust pizza with pepperoni, sausage and extra cheese!

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Pizza with Pepperoni, Sausage and Extra Cheese from Mulberry Street Pizzeria

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Mulberry Street Pizzeria 17040 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 818-906-8881
(there are also other locations in Sherman Oaks and Beverly Hills)
http://www.mulberrypizzeria.com 

 

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They also have a line of Mulberry Street retail food products
available for purchase in-store or online:

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We haven’t written a new restaurant Blog in a long time.
We have written a lot about food lately:

Where’s the Beef
Superbowl 51 with recipes for chicken wings & meatballs

Fun Cooking Recipes posts and Pages (see sidebar)
including Disney Secret Recipes and Kenny Rogers Cookbook Blogs!

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Sushi Dinner at Cho Cho San http://wp.me/p3dhVM-20S

Sushi Time at Okumura http://wp.me/p3dhVM-1Xm

Dinner at the Valley Inn in Sherman Oaks http://wp.me/p3dhVM-1Pp

Dinner at the NoHo Diner in North Hollywood http://wp.me/p3dhVM-20z

Dinner at Uncle Bernie’s Delicatessen in Encino http://wp.me/p3dhVM-31l

Dinner at Taj Mahal Cuisine of India in Encino  http://wp.me/p3dhVM-13W

Dinner at Mucho Mas Mexican Restaurant in NoHo http://wp.me/p3dhVM-2Vc 

Dinner at Uncle Bernie’s Delicatessen in Encino http://wp.me/p3dhVM-31l

Vintage Disney Storage Finds #7 – Disneyland Tickets & the Indiana Jones Decoder Card!

Vintage Disney Storage Finds #7  
Disneyland Tickets & the Indiana Jones Decoder Card!

As part of our early Spring Cleaning, we are moving and opening boxes and finding cool stuff! Today we opened a box and found a smaller box marked “Ticket Stubs” and found some vintage Disneyland Tickets and the Indiana Jones Adventure Decoder Card for the hieroglyphs on the walls in the waiting line for the ride.

NOTE: A SoCal Resident One Day Passport for Disneyland is priced at $24.00 in 1996!

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Vintage Disney Storage Finds – Disneyland Tickets & the Indiana Jones Decoder Card!

MORE TO COME!

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JoshWillTravel’s 600th Blog Post!

JoshWillTravel’s 600th Blog Post!

http://www.JoshWillTravel.wordpress.com Blog! February 2013 – October 2016

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THANK YOU LOYAL READERS!

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600 Blog Posts! Celebrate!

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Vintage Disney Storage Finds #5

Vintage Disney Stuff!
Thrift Store Finds in Oregon!

Found some really great stuff on this last trip. There are some great places for antiques and other stuff in and around Ashland. Here are some of the Disney things I found:

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Disney Thrift Store Find

Disney Thrift Store Find – 3 Coffee Cups, 2 Shot Glasses

Mickey coffee cup, Princesses coffee cup, Disney Character (raised/relief) coffee cup, Disneyland 50th Anniversary shot glass and a John Wayne Airport shot glass! Winnie the Pooh plush toy, Winnie the Pooh ceramic bank (missing the honey pot door), plastic Pluto bank, the Jungle Book See Hear Read book & record, a great bag of Donald Duck toys with a Donald Duck PEZ and matching Mickey & Minnie toys and more!

Disney Thrift Store Find

Disney Thrift Store Find – Winnie the Pooh Plush Toy

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Disney Thrift Store Find – Winnie the Pooh Ceramic (missing the Honey Pot door)

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Disney Thrift Store Find – Pluto Plastic Bank

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Disney Thrift Store Find – Jungle Book “See, Hear, Read” Book & Record

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Disney Thrift Store Find – Jungle Book “See, Hear, Read” Book & Record

Disney Thrift Store Find

Disney Thrift Store Find – Bag of Donald Duck Toys! Some rare ones too!

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Disney Thrift Store Find – Donald Duck PEZ Dispenser (with old PEZ candy)

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The Simpsons Take The Hollywood Bowl! (part two)

The Simpsons Take The Hollywood Bowl!

NOTE: I had a bit of “blog burnout” last week. Here is part two (still under construction):

Well, traffic was F* CKED of course! And I stack parked for $18. But I made it just in time!!!

SHOWTIME!

Orchestra Tuning! The incredible Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in concert! Some of the female musicians were wearing Marge’s blue hair-hats! Animated sequences from The Simpsons television show and movie were shown on the big screen and accompanied by the orchestra and other performers throughout the night. The lighting and animated projections on the bowl were perfectly designed for each act!

The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

The National Anthem “The Star Spangled Banner” is played before every concert.

The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Welcome by Matt Groenig and hello to Hank Azaria, the evening’s Host!

The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Apu sings “Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart?” (with Dancing Hot Dogs!):

The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Kwik-E-Mart! The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Beverly D’Angelo in costume as Lurline Lumpkin sings “I Gotta Homer”:

The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

The Academy Award winning short film “The Longest Daycare” was shown accompanied by musical director and composer Hans Zimmer and the L.A. Philharmonic:

The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

The Simpsons “The Longest Daycare” at the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Hey, it’s Weird Al singing a “Little Ditty ’bout Homer and Marge” to the tune of John Cougar Mellencamp’s “Jack and Diane” and soloing on the accordion:

The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Weird Al! The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

 

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles sang “Spider-Pig”, “See My Vest” and “We Do!” and then accompanied other performers throughout the night.

The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

“Spider-Pig!” The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

“See My Vest!” The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

 

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AND FIREWORKS!

 

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Vintage Disney Storage Find #2A – Vacationland Summer 1977 Magazine

Vintage Disney Storage Find #2A – Vacationland Summer 1977 Magazine (part 1)

NOTE: I spent last few days moving my storage and having some fun, so it’s been a little hectic here. There a few other blogs in varying stages of development, just haven’t had time to finish, polish and post…apologies to my loyal readers. I am proud to point out that at least one blog was posted each day the week before, so go back and check out the archive! There’s some pretty fun stuff and I’d like some feedback if you’re out there! Thanks!

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Vintage Disney! Disneyland Vacationland Summer 1977 magazine – FRONT COVER

I actually found this vintage piece before I found the “Sleeping Beauty” poster (see previous blog) and have been posting individual pages on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/joshwilltravel and sharing them with the Vintage Disneyland group.

The magazine was in MINT CONDITION and I was hesitant to even scan it for fear of damage. It was just too cool not to share! I’m working on a long blog and the contents include the articles on the Main Street Electrical Parade, the Golden Horseshoe Revue, “The Rescuers” and Disneyland Costume Division. There are also vintage promotions for the Gerber Baby Center and Orville Reddenbacher Popcorn (both new additions in 1977) and cool retro ads for Disneyland, Wonder Bread/Hostess, GAF/Kodak and even other theme parks: Knotts, Magic Mountain, Lion Country Safari and Universal Studios.

Okay, this was just a BIG TEASE because I don’t have time to post the whole blog…it’s under construction…and I spent some time on World Cup USA ’94 (coming soon) tonight.

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19-APR-13: Half Dome – Yosemite Valley

 Yosemite, California

Half Dome and Yosemite Valley

 Half Dome - Yosemite Valley, California (copyright 2010 JoshWillTravel)

Half Dome – Yosemite Valley, California (copyright 2010 JoshWillTravel)

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