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  • First stop after leaving Tahoe - virtually the middle of the state….
  • … and the Earthquake Capital of the World!
  • Right on the San Andreas Fault - looking east to North American plate.
  • looking west to Pacific plate
  • (Parkfield) Bridge over the Fault San Andreas
  • but not *HIS* fault!
  • San Andreas Fault; Parkfield, CA (looking south from the bridge down the fault line in the direction of LA)
  • San Andreas Fault; Parkfield, CA (looking north from the bridge up the fault line in the direction of SF)
  • HOLD ON!!
  • JUST because we jumped up+down on the fault.... BOOM - a big 6.0 earthquake hits dead-center Parkfield just 4 weeks later on 9/28-!!
  • Damage to the Parkfield bridge (jeez... maybe it WAS Shane's fault after all!)
  • on to: Pismo Beach (2 nights = 48 hours of fog)
  • Next stop: Morro Bay (note our ever-accompanying friend, Mr. Fog)
  • oh well... fog or not.... still gotta do what we gotta do best!
  • MUST GET WET!
  • Okay, yet another beach conquered!
  • on to: WARNER BROS!
  • Shane taking up the violin now, too?
  • Getting "sorted" by the magic hat at the WB Museum's Harry Potter exhibit
  • and OF COURSE the St. George!
  • also re-visited Universal Studios
  • Wee Universal
  • Scary Universal
  • Red-Hot Universal
  • Massive Universal
  • Trip Culmination: Magic Mountain (Valencia, California)
  • Did not take my camera, but HAD to buy this one... sums up the entire experience in just one flash!
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