California Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by mordecai, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. mordecai

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    Today we celebrate and remember Gemina, the crooked neck giraffe, who until a few years ago lived at the quaint and bucolic Santa Barbara Zoo. As a child, my little sister referred to her as "The giraffe that swallowed a stick."
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  7. mordecai

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    Clint Eastwood is from Cali!

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    I can understand where that Payne guy is coming from in the OP... California has some of the most awesome native vegetation in the world (madrones, manzanitas, big gnarly oak trees, etc) on picture-perfect rolling hills. Even the crappiest neighborhoods of LA seem to have interesting plants, palms, flowers growing all year round.

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    California Cats. Feral. [​IMG] California Dog. Domestic. [​IMG] California Cow. On the Hoof. [​IMG]
     


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    Israel has an incredible feral cat problem. They're literally everywhere. I've seen them in the middle of the desert.
     


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    Israel has an incredible feral cat problem. They're literally everywhere. I've seen them in the middle of the desert.
    That's what happens when you have no right of return.
     


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    That's what happens when you have no right of return.
    The freedom to speak your opinion on topics for which you have absolutely no understanding is enjoyed all over this country, not just in California. Please stay focused.
     


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    Napa Valley
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    Lake Tahoe
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    Schramsberg caves in the Napa Valley
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    Mt Diablo Open Space in my backyard
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    Cafe Fanny Berkeley (European cafe meets Berkeley. Simple menu, everything is excellent)

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    Cafe Fanny Berkeley (European cafe meets Berkeley. Simple menu, everything is excellent)

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    And it shares a wall with the best wine shop in the country.
     


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