Archive for the California Category

A Train, A Lonely Road & the Imperial Sand Dunes

Posted in California, Imperial Sand Dunes CA, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Sand Dunes, Scenic View, Trains, Tri-Glide with tags , , , , , on May 1, 2014 by DRF

DSCF0175Along I-8 in Arizona and another train.  This one was stopped under the highway.

DSCF0176Looking towards Phoenix, AZ.  It sure is a lonely road with not much to see.

DSCF0180Just West of El Centro Ca, the Sand Hills Rest Area on I-8.

DSCF0181The Imperial Sand Dunes.  The largest mass of sand dunes in California.  This place can get quite busy on weekends and holidays.


Torrey Pines State Reserve & Golf Course

Posted in Beach, California, Motorcycles, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Pacific Ocean with tags , , , , , , on April 30, 2014 by DRF




Another stop along the Pacific Ocean along the Pacific Coast Highway.  Torrey Pines State Reserve.  A beautiful ocean view here.





Torrey Pines Golf Course.  I’m not a golfer, but this grass was so green I had to take a couple of photos.  Thats the ocean in in the background barely visible from this view.

Seagrove Park in Del Mar CA

Posted in Beach, California, Del Mar CA, Motorcycles, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Pacific Ocean, Scenic View, Waves with tags on April 29, 2014 by DRF




Another beautiful location along Pacific Coast Highway in California.  Seagrove Park located in Del Mar, CA.


Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach CA

Posted in California, Fletcher Cove CA, Motorcycles, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Pacific Ocean, Scenic View, Solana Beach CA, Water, Waves with tags , , , , , on April 28, 2014 by DRF




DSCF0149Here’s a beautiful location for viewing the Pacific Ocean.  Fletcher Cove, located in Solana Beach, CA along the Pacific Coast Highway.

South Carlsbad State Beach North Ponto

Posted in Beach, California, Carlsbad CA, Motorcycles, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Pacific Ocean, Scenic View, Water, Waves with tags , , , on April 27, 2014 by DRF





As I head South towards San Diego on the Pacific Coast Highway, a stop at South Carlsbad State Beach North Ponto for a few photos.

Another Harley-Davidson Dealer & My Favorite Eateries

Posted in California, Escondido CA, FLHTCUTG, Food, Harley-Davidson, Harley-Davidson Dealers, Motorcycle, Motorcycles, Restaurant, Tri-Glide with tags , , , , , , , on April 26, 2014 by DRF



DSCF0124A motorcycle ride out of state wouldn’t be complete without a stop at a motorcycle dealer!  This one in in San Marcos, CA.  Biggs Harley-Davidson.

DSCF0134When I ride out to Escondido, California, I’ve found a couple places that have become my favorite places to eat.  These 2 restaurants are located downtown along Historic Route 395.  I found both of these places from local residents.


Champions Family Restaurant.  Open daily for breakfast and lunch. Their known for the giant size cinnamon rolls.  They don’t accept credit cards or checks, just good old fashioned cash!  They even have an antique push button register at the counter.  A favorite place for locals.



Flippi’s Pizza in Escondido for some Italian food.  My favorite is the meatball sub.  This place doesn’t look like much from the outside, but when you go inside it will surprise you.  Another favorite place for locals.


Welcome to California – Beautiful Flowers and High Gas Prices

Posted in California, Flowers, Gas Prices, Gasoline Prices, Motorcycles, Scenic View with tags , on April 25, 2014 by DRF


This was my welcome to California this trip.  I realize prices along the interstate are probably higher since you don’t have many options, but…  The price is usually about .40 cents a gallon more than in the Phoenix area.  This trip, $1.00 more per gallon.  Good thing I was on the motorcycle!

I took my mother to see the Carlsbad Flower Fields.  Here’s a few photos.







The last photo looks like an American flag when viewed from above.

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