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    Default Penfold's 2009 West Coast America Fly-Drive Holiday pictures and videos...

    Well, as you may have gathered I'm back (got back about a week ago, taken this long to sort everything out that I shot...) and thought I'd show a few pictures and Videos of the event...

    The basic plan was fly out to San Francisco, then drive to yosemite National Park, then to Monterey, Los Angeles, San Diego, then finish off in Las Vegas all over 2 weeks. We had varying number of nights in each place, from 1 night in some to 3 nights in a couple of places, including Las Vegas.

    Hire car we got was a Chrysler 300C, in white. Proper Pimpmobile...



    I let the girlfriend take all the photos with ther new camera I'd boguht her, while I concentrated on videoing everything. I also set up the camera on the front dash board of the car and recorded all the driving between the stops, to allow me to make up so funky music videos when i got back. The results are below, linked to YouTube...

    Day 1: San Francisco to Yosemite

    Day 2: Yosemite to Monterey

    Day 3: Monterey to Los Angeles

    Day 4: Los Angeles to San Diego

    Day 5: San Diego to Las Vegas

    Ok, so strictly speaking it wasn't days 1 to 5, but you get the idea... I'd originally planned to put it on the rear parcel shelf facing forward, but found that the darkness inside the car caused it to overexpose the light coming in, so for the first day it faced backwards. I didn't want it on the dash as that along with the satnav would have made it very crowded, but in the end for the second day onwards I decided to put it there and the results came out pretty good I think...

    The longest day was the drive to Los Angeles, as we took Highway 1 down the Big Sur along the coast, which is very curvy, and had lots of stopping points to admire the view. this is bad when you have 340 miles to cover in one day...

    Overall though, great time had and would only change it by having longer stops in some places. Not LA though - there's nothing to do there...

    On the cable cars in San Francisco:



    The bridge...



    Just a light sandwich for my lunch please. Oh...



    One of the many mountains in Yosemite:



    Half Dome:



    Griffith Observatory, LA. Hitchikers fas will appreciate this one...



    Sea World, with the cheesiest show ever...



    Me having a quick snooze at Sea World...



    The Skywalk over the Grand Canyon. Pay extra for it, and you can't take your camera on it. No thanks...



    Fountains of the Bellagio, Las Vegas. Great fun to watch at night...



    Inside the Luxor. I wanna stay here next time...



    If only I had a metabolism...



    It's a Volcano, honest...



    The Strip.



    Inspiration Point, Yosemite.



    Glacier Point, Yosemite. No more words required.



    Can thoroughly recommend Tresure Island as a hotel to stay in when visiting Las vegas. A quick e-mail a few days before we arrived got us upgraded to a strip view with complementary champagne...

    Enjoy

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    those videos are mad mate haha.. good work i like them looks like you had a good tme

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    great pictures.............something i would love to do tour the states...

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    Fantastic, bet you enjoyed yourself then !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULMAC77 View Post
    those videos are mad mate haha.. good work i like them looks like you had a good tme
    brilliant time mate, well worth it...

    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    great pictures.............something i would love to do tour the states...
    One of many options we came across looking through brochures was doing either Route 66 or the Coast to Coast. In a Bus. Erm, no...

    Quote Originally Posted by mark_647 View Post
    Fantastic, bet you enjoyed yourself then !!
    Would be rude not to...

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    i just want that sandwich right now

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    those last two photos are amazing!!!

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    gr8 job - that cheesecake looked mad - did you try any...?

    do you have any more pics?

    cheers

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    Stunning photos.

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    Really good piccys, looks like a great holiday you had there

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