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Images From California: Nothing And Nowhere  
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

When most people hear California, images of bland suburban strip malls, jammed freeways, hot sandy beaches, Hollywood, and Palm Trees come to mind.

But there is more than just that. There is the forgotten Central (San Joaquin) Valley, which is more fitting of being somewhere in the Midwest than in CA.

Here are some pictures I took over the weekend. They are basically of "nothing" out in the country.

Considering that I live in an endless sea of suburban strip malls, concrete and asphalt, crowds, and traffic, seeing these places was a sort of tonic for the nerves, mind, and soul.


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[Edited 2005-11-28 02:13:35]

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User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2048 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Matt: Very informative. Thanks for sharing them.


II Cor. 4:17-18
User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

Ever make it out to Death Valley? That's my oasis. 120 in the shade. cloudnine 

Why the hell am I still in Seattle?? cold 



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User currently offlineCheckraiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

And to think that farmland is probably worth at least 5x what farmland in the Midwest is.

User currently offlinePsa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3072 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

Matt D aka Huell Howser of A.Net.Always fresh and unique in reporting
California's "other side" locations.Great photos.

For those who don't know.Huell Howser is on PBS during the early
evening, reporting on "California's Gold" program.

http://www.calgold.com/



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User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

Quoting Matt D (Thread starter):
There is the forgotten Central (San Joaquin) Valley

Yes, Bakersfield is a very forgotten place. Glad I don't live there anymore.



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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

Matt -

I saw an article (somewhere) about the use of San Joaquin River water... and how very little of it is actually available for use within the San Joaquin valley due to large aqueducts and dam projects.

The river itself no longer flows continuously from its source in the mountains to the San Francisco Bay.


redngold



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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

Kinda reminds me of the Miami/Fort Lauderdale/West Palm Beach area versus the Everglades. Same distinction.


"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

Thanks for taking me on another great back home roadie, Matt!

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineMsl747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

Man I love CA... I was just down in Monterey over the weekend.. Beautiful!  drool  I will post some pics later.

-Matt



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

Great pictures Matt D!  Cool

Actually the Central Valley looks a lot like Texas. Most of the midwest (Illionois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota) has a lot more trees.
The Central Valley looks more like the southern Great Plains (Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas).



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