Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Carson Mansion Eureka California

Carson Mansion The Carson Mansion in Eureka is one most photographed houses in California. William Carson, a timber wholesaler and one of the richest citizens of Eureka, had this Victorian house built, mainly of redwood; its numerous prefabricated, almost Gothic-looking wood carvings and painted windows, together with its many interlocked sections, give it a unique appearance. 143 M Street Eureka California.

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Monday, January 14, 2008

SPRINTER Oceanside to Escondido

Sprinter Train passenger service began on March 9, 2008 from Oceanside to Escondido. The 22 mile trip will costs riders two dollars for each direction. A monthly pass is $54.00 dollars for unlimited trips. Passenger zip along at speeds up to 55 miles an hour along the Highway 78 corridor. The European-style light rail vehicles stops at15 stations along the route. The $477 million transit system connects with the Coaster, Metro link and Amtrak at the Oceanside transportation center. The train runs seven days a week, 4 a.m. to 8 p.m., with 64 trips daily. The Sprinter is the first passenger train service of any kind along the Escondido Branch since the Santa Fe Railroad discontinued passenger service in 1946. The 22-mile trip will take 53 minutes to complete.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Things to do on a Rainy Day in Southern California

It never rains in Southern California (well almost) but when it does there are still plenty of things to keep you busy. Some of the more obvious things are movie theaters, dining out and of course shopping at the mall. More things to do on rainy day:

Pirates Dinner Adventure Afternoon and evening shows rain or shine. Pirate’s Dinner Adventure is acclaimed as “the world’s most unique interactive dinner show.” Buena Park.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Javelin throwing and jousting in an indoor castle. Medieval Times is a dinner theater and tournament located in Buena Park, Southern California.

Discovery Science Center 120 hands-on exhibits, live science shows, and a 3D laser show. Kids participate in live science and more. One of the best places to take kids in Southern California.

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center More than 100 interactive science exhibits in five galleries. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is also home to the world’s first IMAX Dome Theater. San Diego.

Southern California museums Most museums are indoors and would not normally be on the top of your list on a nice sunny day. Rainy days are a great time to get educated with a visit to a museum.

Amusement Parks If the rain is light the parks stay open and the crowds stay at home. Bring a rain coat and skip the long lines. Call ahead to see if the park is open before you head out the door.