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#4599988 - 12/10/17 03:29 PM California
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Registered: 04/28/08
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
So I'm here in sunny California, Mountain View/Stanford/Palo Alto area. Flew into San Francisco, leave in a couple of days. My benchmark US city is still the Raleigh/Durham area (Chapel Hill) in North Carolina for favourite place in the United States.

- There are a LOT of ads for "US Solar" on TV here.
- I have seen more Tesla Model S and X vehicles in the last few days than I've seen in my life. They are EVERYWHERE. Also a ton of Chevy Volt cars around.
- San Francisco is not as clean as I expected, heck, the whole area isn't. This is in stark contrast to NC, which was pristine.
- The people are quite friendly
- It is DRY. Not quite Dallas "everything is brown and burnt" dry, but still very dry
- The "U-Turn" intersections with the median are new to me. Kind of a weird way of doing things shrug
- Fuel, food...etc. More expensive than other states I've visited. Still cheaper than Canada.

Will try and snap a few pics, however, I was sick for the first two days I was here unfortunately, so I haven't had much time to get out.
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#4599998 - 12/10/17 03:35 PM Re: California [Re: OVERKILL]
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I grew up in the San Francisco bay area . I was born in 1953 and growing up in Millbrae California was a wonderful place to grow up, by the 1990 the Bay ares was turning in to an over populated socialized mecca of filth and ugly. I moved July 2000. I spent a few weeks in Millbrae Taking care of some real estate sales and what a rotten disgusting area now. People in the tech must like the filth and scum.
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#4600002 - 12/10/17 03:39 PM Re: California [Re: OVERKILL]
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Texas has that U-turn intersection as well. Different, but effective in moving traffic imo.
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#4600007 - 12/10/17 03:43 PM Re: California [Re: OVERKILL]
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Registered: 04/17/04
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Loc: Texas
The Texas U turn is all over the state, it takes some getting used to. Make sure you are in the correct turn lane, or you will find yourself forced into a u turn.
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#4600008 - 12/10/17 03:43 PM Re: California [Re: OVERKILL]
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Some recent pics from Santa Barbara. Top one is looking at Santa Barbara from Butterfly Beach in Montecito. The next 3 are at my house this morning. The last one was a co-worker's post on FB yesterday at work. They have already said that techs will be off since it is an outside shop. I will probably have to go in to answer phones. I have the N95 masks on hand and am waiting for Amazon to deliver a dual cartridge respirator.
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#4600009 - 12/10/17 03:43 PM Re: California [Re: Danno]
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Originally Posted By: Danno
Texas has that U-turn intersection as well. Different, but effective in moving traffic imo.


Yeah, I had limited exposure to it outside of Dallas, however this is like every intersection here, which made it more curious. It is effective, but takes a bit to get used to.
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#4600011 - 12/10/17 03:45 PM Re: California [Re: bdcardinal]
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: bdcardinal







Some recent pics from Santa Barbara. Top one is looking at Santa Barbara from Butterfly Beach in Montecito. The next 3 are at my house this morning. The last one was a co-worker's post on FB yesterday at work. They have already said that techs will be off since it is an outside shop. I will probably have to go in to answer phones. I have the N95 masks on hand and am waiting for Amazon to deliver a dual cartridge respirator.


WOW!!

Big talk on the news up this way is the smoke blowing up the coast affecting air quality. Obviously doesn't hold a candle to what you are going through though crzy
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#4600016 - 12/10/17 03:49 PM Re: California [Re: OVERKILL]
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Loc: AZ
A neighbor went to the bay area and her hotel wanted 60.00 a night for parking.
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#4600017 - 12/10/17 03:49 PM Re: California [Re: OVERKILL]
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Get ready, the smoke is in San Luis Obispo County and there are reports of smoke in Monterrey County.
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#4600027 - 12/10/17 04:06 PM Re: California [Re: OVERKILL]
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Registered: 10/10/10
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Loc: Virginia Beach
Land in SFO tonight.

Short layover and back to EWR.

SFO is a great city - always liked it.

Could never live there, however....
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#4600032 - 12/10/17 04:12 PM Re: California [Re: bdcardinal]
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Registered: 10/09/14
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Loc: Idaho
Originally Posted By: bdcardinal
Get ready, the smoke is in San Luis Obispo County and there are reports of smoke in Monterrey County.
When I lived in Palo Cedro Ca. It seemed every other summer was like the pics you posted. There are always wild land fires. some man made and some lightening caused.
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#4600036 - 12/10/17 04:19 PM Re: California [Re: OVERKILL]
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Northern California is nice, but San Diego is the place to be in California.
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#4600043 - 12/10/17 04:29 PM Re: California [Re: dishdude]
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Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7399
Loc: S California
Originally Posted By: dishdude
Northern California is nice, but San Diego is the place to be in California.


+1, including North County San Diego and anywhere to the east.

If you want peace and quiet Carlsbad is worth looking at.

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#4600061 - 12/10/17 04:55 PM Re: California [Re: OVERKILL]
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Registered: 01/14/11
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Loc: Cottonwood Az
You haven't really experienced California driving until you've been creeping along in traffic and had a motorcycle blast by your driver's door splitting the lanes... legally.

Daughter lived in Ca for 8 years, SD, SF, LA, and could not wait to get out. Neat place to visit but...
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#4600193 - 12/10/17 07:59 PM Re: California [Re: JustinH]
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Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: CT8
I spent a few weeks in Millbrae Taking care of some real estate sales and what a rotten disgusting area now. People in the tech must like the filth and scum.


You couldn't force me to live there.

Originally Posted By: JustinH
The Texas U turn is all over the state, it takes some getting used to. Make sure you are in the correct turn lane, or you will find yourself forced into a u turn.


They are TRULY NECESSARY in many areas... just as important as driving straight.
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