Southern to Central California Travels, Including
National Academy of Sciences Committee Work
EESS Seminar at Stanford

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Taken just PRIOR to the California trip - Red Square on the University of Washington campus while there for an NSF proposal site visit.

Edge of Red Square, UW

Anacapa Island of the Channel Islands, taken from the window of my United Air flight to California.

My fancy hotel room service, the Island Hotel, Newport Beach

Beckman Center of the National Academies of Science and Engineering, UC-Irvine campus.

Lovely hillside on the way to an NRC committee dinner

A group of some of the smartest geographers you'll ever meet. NRC Strategic Directions in Geographical Sciences in the Next Decade.

Snoopy headquarters just outside the park entrance

Inside the headquarters. A Snoopy groupie's dream come true!

More Peanuts loot inside the headquarters ...

... and still more!

... and more!

Display of Snoopy's siblings outside the headquarters

... another display

Entrance to Knotts Berry Farm

Dawn finally makes it back to Camp Snoopy!

Camp Snoopy with friend Tim

Camp Snoopy

Giant romper Snoopy

Knotts Berry Farm's newest roller coaster, The Pony Express, where you ride on TOP of a horse on a roller coaster track. It had just opened at the part the week prior.

Ghost Town Calico railroad, a real train from the 1800s.

Super train fan Tim

One of the "outlaws" who held up the train.

Wild west show

Wild west show

The GhostRider, one of the longest and tallest wooden roller coasters in the world. This old thing beats you to death in your seat!

More to my liking was the super modern Silver Bullet, an "inverted" roller coaster where you hang BELOW the track! See also this link.

I was in the car approximately 4 spaces from the right! Whoo-hooo!