Jacks Journey: Traveling the west

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by bkg123, May 11, 2013.

  1. bkg123

    bkg123 Been here awhile

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    I left Yuma on Monday morning headed to San Diego. I-8 was boring but not to long. Theres a stretch going through the mountains where the wind was crazy strong. I had to hunker down behind the windshield there for a bit. I decided to take Hwy 94 from Tule Lake past Otay Lake and into Chula Vista. I really didnt want to go to San Diego but I had to stop at the Border for a picture so I could officially say I'd been from South to North the whole way.

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    Plus, a bit of sentimental value. I did boot camp at the old NTC back in 1977, and I knew they had closed the old RTC down years ago, but wanted to see a bit of my youth, so here we have some of the old barracks, that the San Diego FD uses for training now

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    And heres the USS Recruit (The Neversail)

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    And the old bridge we used to have to march across

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    Last time I was in San Diego was about 1982. San Diego is quite a bit bigger then I remember it being then. I wanted to get headed for the coast and Hwy 1 so I lit on out of there. I had the thought that if I took I-15 North traffic might be thinner. I dont think that was the case. Traffic for mile after mile. Wow. So I started looking for side roads to get me there slower but saner. Honestly, I have no idea what road I ended up on, but it was sure better then the freeway.

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    Unfortunatly I ended up in Pomona at rush hour so I bailed for the nearest Super8 or one of those freeway boxes and hid out for the evening. Tomorrow morning I'd see San Luis Obispo and Hwy 1.
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  2. bkg123

    bkg123 Been here awhile

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    Welcome to Morro Bay

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    I left Pomona at about 5AM. L.A. Metro area is gigantic, huge, never-ending. Portland is just a little hick town compared to that place. Fortunatly, I was headed in the right direction. I think I stayed at about 70 most the way out of town, and the southbound lane of 101 was almost a freaking parking lot by the time I went through Santa Barbra. All you folks that live down there...My hats off to you on dealing with that stuff. Im hoping that was my last trip to L.A/San Diego. The rest of California was magnificent.

    So finally, FINALLY Im headed up the coast. And when I started planning this trip last year Hwy 1 was what I really wanted do. So Now Im headed North.

    So lunch in Morro Bay

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    And off to San Simeon and Hearst castle.
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  3. bkg123

    bkg123 Been here awhile

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    Ok
    Im just going to put all the Hearst Castle stuff in a stack here. Its good to be rich.

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    And my campsite that night

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