1. Horizon Airlines plane, Santa Barbara Airport

Something about landing on the tarmac makes me feel like an international woman of mystery ... who flies Horizon.

Something about walking on the tarmac makes me feel like an international woman of mystery ... who flies Horizon.

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2. Spotted near the Danish town of Solvang, CA.

What? Just because you murder and pillage doesnt mean you dont like little umbrellas in your drinks.

What? Just because you murder and pillage doesn't mean you don't like little umbrellas in your drinks.

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3. Koi pond, Paso Robles Inn

I didnt intend for this to be blurry. It was taken at 6 in the morning.

I didn't intend for this to be blurry. It was taken at 6 in the morning.

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4. Unidentifiable towel animal, Paso Robles Inn

My guess? Monkey thats been hit by a Buick.

My guess? Monkey that's been hit by a Buick.

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5. Wedding waltz, Paso Robles Inn

I DID actually mean for this one to be blurry. I prefer to think of myself as artistic rather than unable to use my own camera.

I DID actually mean for this one to be blurry. I prefer to think of myself as "artistic" rather than "unable to use my own camera."

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6. Self portrait, en route to Santa Barbara

Its true: I totally WAS closer than I appeared.

It's true: I totally WAS closer than I appeared.

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7. Dense fog, en route to Santa Barbara

I blame Obama.

I blame Obama.

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8. Sign on a fountain in downtown Paso Robles

Note: needing to washing away hobo urine from the empty fountain counts as a Special Event.

Note: needing to washing away hobo urine from the empty fountain counts as a "Special Event."

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9. ZOMG. Ostriches (just outside Solvang, CA)

Remember in Leonard Part 6 when he rides a flying one? Can you explain to me why I can recall that, but none of the math I learned in high school?

Remember in Leonard Part 6 when he rides a flying one? Can you explain to me why I can recall that, but none of the math I learned in high school?

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10. Old (and presumably haunted) Fox Theater in downtown Paso Robles

They say no one who enters can leave ... and that they have to spend the rest of eternity watching Raising Helen, starring Kate Hudson. SHUDDER.

They say no one who enters can leave ... and that they have to spend the rest of eternity watching "Raising Helen", starring Kate Hudson. SHUDDER.

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Comments (5)

  1. 30. Sep, 2010 / Camels & Chocolate:

    With as much as you’re in California, I’m pretty sure you need to move here. Though pick SF and not Paso–I need more friends locally with a solid case of wanderlust =)

    Also, were you educated early on that people in Paso don’t speak-a the Spanish, as they call their town, “Paa-SO ROH-buls?” I learned that the hard way.

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  2. 30. Sep, 2010 / Everywhereist:

    I didn’t know that – I always add a Spanish inflection to the name of most cities … even if I’m going to Chicago or Boston. :)

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  3. 30. Sep, 2010 / Meesh:

    every time i hear or see “paso robles” one thing comes to mind, “I’m not drinking any f*cking MERLOT!” haha, looks like you guys had a great time!

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  4. Wonderful to find such out and out craziness so close to home. Mind you, you are in California after all…

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  5. 05. Oct, 2010 / Philip:

    Dude, you totally drove right through my hometown. I am glad you didn’t stop. For your sake, I mean. Though my mother would have been more than happy to provide you with danish and weak coffee. No, she is not a diner waitress.

    My sister lives in Paso and it’s true, there is no Spanish inflection in the name. Also, there is no silent S in “San Luis Obispo” but “Arroyo Grande” is pronounced “Arroyo Grandee.”

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