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Old 02-13-2016, 10:46 AM   #441
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Hey Leon, youre camping inside the old Fox Movie Ranch. A couple miles west is a real piece of LA history. Go west a couple miles on Mulholland Dr. to the Paramount Movie Ranch, the last original 1930's era western movie town in LA! Free admission.

http://www.seeing-stars.com/Studios/...untRanch.shtml

Also if you want to see how Hollywood lived in the 30's, take a drive to Lake Malibu and have a look at the old ballroom. Leo Carrillo State Beach is pretty famous too. All the 60's beach movies were filmed there. The remnants of the biggest movie set, Iverson Movie Ranch, and Corriganville and 30 minutes north off the 118 freeway.

PM me if you want a few more tibdits.

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Old 02-13-2016, 02:56 PM   #442
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Not a decent picture today. The Home is at Paradise Island (not an island and not paradise) for the week while we take a bluegrass cruise out of Fort Lauderdale. I will post something out the cabin window if I have a connection.
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:36 PM   #443
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This scene would be outside my front window if I had one. I'm at the Orlando Hamcation, a gathering for amateur radio operators. There must be one hundred RVs here, many festooned with tall antennas like in the photo. Most are big rigs; I saw only one other fiberglass trailer, a Scamp.

Yesterday at around noon I heard a "BOOM!" loud enough to shake my trailer. One of the tall RV antenna masts had contacted an overhead power line. I commented to someone that these antennas were normally black, but this one touching the power line was gray. She witnessed the incident and replied that the antenna was bright red for a couple of seconds. Fortunately no one was hurt.
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Old 02-13-2016, 08:11 PM   #444
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Thanks for the interesting photo, Mike. Not quite the usual RV crowd, although when someone uses a Class 8 tractor to tow an RV trailer, it often seems to be one of those Volvos.
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This scene would be outside my front window if I had one. I'm at the Orlando Hamcation, a gathering for amateur radio operators. ...
One of the tall RV antenna masts had contacted an overhead power line.
It seems bizarre that at this sort of event the area under the lines wouldn't be marked off to avoid this sort of problem. Makes one wonder - was that rig where it wasn't supposed to be? This makes brushing an overhanging tree branch with an RV look like a minor problem!
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Old 02-13-2016, 08:40 PM   #445
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Here's a photo of the offending antenna leaning against the power line. No, areas weren't cordoned off; there are high-tension lines crossing the fairgrounds, and even after this incident I could see a antennas within striking distance of a power line. Some are secured with guy ropes, but not all.
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Old 02-13-2016, 08:48 PM   #446
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More photos of RVs at the hamfest.
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:21 PM   #447
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Hey Leon, youre camping inside the old Fox Movie Ranch. A couple miles west is a real piece of LA history. Go west a couple miles on Mulholland Dr. to the Paramount Movie Ranch, the last original 1930's era western movie town in LA! Free admission.

Paramount Ranch

Also if you want to see how Hollywood lived in the 30's, take a drive to Lake Malibu and have a look at the old ballroom. Leo Carrillo State Beach is pretty famous too. All the 60's beach movies were filmed there. The remnants of the biggest movie set, Iverson Movie Ranch, and Corriganville and 30 minutes north off the 118 freeway.

PM me if you want a few more tibdits.

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Greg, Thanks for the offer. We only had reservations at Malibu Creek State Park through Friday night. There weren't any sites available for Saturday or Sunday nights. So we headed on up to San Luis Obispo. We are stuck in a KOA here that is undergoing renovation. Will do some laundry, and other chores tomorrow, and then head back out to more state parks on Monday -- probably around San Simeon.
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Old 02-13-2016, 10:24 PM   #448
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We had lunch at a busy rest stop on southbound hwy 101 north of Santa Barbara today...

Then we saw this northbound when we came out of the trailer
Sorry we missed you Leon....
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:47 PM   #449
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Intercoastal waterway

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Old 02-14-2016, 05:54 PM   #450
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We had lunch at a busy rest stop on southbound hwy 101 north of Santa Barbara today...

Then we saw this northbound when we came out of the trailer
Sorry we missed you Leon....
That was us. We saw you when we pulled in, but of course you were on the other side of the road. Crazy busy rest area! Sorry we didn't get a chance to chat
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