7 Most Beautiful US Cities for 2017: Charleston, St.Petersburg, Newport, San Francisco, Seattle
7 Most Beautiful US Cities: Charleston, St. Petersburg, Newport, San Francisco, Madison, Seattle, and Portland
These are seven of the most beautiful cities in the United States.
Charleston, South Carolina was founded in 1670. Some of the most popular sites to see when visiting include the French Quarter and the Battery District, Waterfront Park, Fort Sumpter, the Angel Oak Tree, Marion Square farmer's market, Ravenal Bridge, Dock Street Theater( built in 1809), the Boone Plantation, The CItadel, and the Historic City Market.
St. Petersburg, Florida: This picturesque city was founded in 1876. It was formally incorporated in 1892. This city has some of the most spectacular water fronts in the US as well as being home to the Salvador Dali Museum.
Newport, Rhode Island: This city was founded in 1639. This city is famous for its architecture, historic landmarks, the Kennedy's and world class sailing.
San Franciso, California: This city was founded June 29, 1776. San Francisco is a vibrant city with stunning features such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Prison, Fisherman's wharf and many more. The city nickname is The City by the Bay.
Madison, Wisconsin: This city was founded in 1829 and later became the capital of Wisconsin in 1848 when the state was admitted into the Union. This city features a vibrant social season and an amazing balance between nature and growth.
Seattle, Washington: This city was founded on November 13, 1851. Seattle is famous for landmarks such as the Seattle Space Needle, Pikes Place Market, and the Woodland Park Zoo. Seattle is known for its ultra fresh seafood. Seattle is known as the Emerald City. The seattle sunset is legendary!
Portland, Oregon: This city was founded February 8, 1851. The city is also known as, The City of Roses. Portland is known for it's parks, bridges, micro brew beers, coffee shops and eco-friendliness.
Oregon USA Warrenton Beach Fort Stevens State Park
Oregon USA Warrenton Beach
Fort Stevens State Park
AMERICA FROM ABOVE
AMERICA FROM ABOVE
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BMCM Thomas McAdams, USCG
BMCM Thomas McAdams is an iconic leader and mentor for both junior and senior Coast Guardsmen alike. His motto Can't Never Did A Damn Thing, But Try Always Did. The speech is the one he gave during his building dedication at then Group/Air Station North Bend, Oregon.
Crescent City - Lighthouse
Crescent City - Lighthouse
9. USCG Marcus Hanna and Pilot Boat Passing Portland Headlight
Here you can see the Spring Point Pilot Boat getting way out ahead of the cargo ship 'Anette' which had been trailing us ever since we first departed Portland. I got a great zoomed in shot of Portland Headlight, the most popular lighthouse in Maine and one of the most popular in the USA! It even holds the title of 'most photographed lighthouse'.
218th Field artillery firing at Fort Stevens July 2012
This is a video of Fort Stevens State Park in Oregon, where the 218th Field Artillery was on site to show off one of the guns used by Oregon National Guard at a historic military site.
OREGON COAST T-34 EMERGENCY LANDING
Camping in Oregon on the coast. Took my E-Flight T-34 mentor up with a the GoPro camera to get some aerial shots. Weather was really nice up high, but choppy wind 50 feet off the deck.
Went for a second hop when I ran out of battery very unexpectedly! Had to come in very hard with almost no glide speed. But made it in once piece!
California Vandwelling road trip
2 Florida Bff's meet up in California, rent a vehicle and turn it into their living quarters while they road trip California for a week and live out of their car!
Sequoia King and Canyon
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Day 125 - 08-05-2012 - Nahalem, OR (Nahalem Bay State Park)
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Astoria, Oregon to Crescent City, California via HWY 101
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Pacific Coast Lighthouses
A video tour of the lighthouses of California, Oregon, and Washington compliments the travel guidebook, The DeWire Guide to the Lighthouses of the Pacific Coast by Elinor DeWire. The book is available on Amazon and through other booksellers. Travelers and people interested in lighthouses will enjoy this video and find the book a useful travel tool and engaging text.
Point Montara Lighthouse
Point Montara Lighthouse
November 20, 2016
The 'Red Triangle' off the California coast is known for great white shark attacks
California's Red Triangle is infamous for shark attacks. Over 1/3 of great white shark attacks in the United States happen there. Following is a transcript of the video.
There’s a stretch of ocean off California's coastline that's different from the rest. It starts around Bodega Bay; extends south to about 50 miles west of San Francisco; and ends in the Big Sur region. This area is infamous for shark attacks, but not just any shark: an estimated 38% of all great white shark attacks in the US happen here.
As a result, these waters bear the name Red Triangle. The Red Triangle includes roughly 200 miles of coastline. But it’s not the beachgoers and surfers that attract great whites to these waters. It’s the rich population of other mammals like elephant seals, harbor seals, sea lions, and sea otters. Great whites prefer to prey on these animals instead of humans.
However, that doesn’t stop the occasional encounter. Contrary to popular belief, great whites don’t mistake surfers for other prey due to poor eyesight — they have great vision. It actually comes down to their inquisitive nature. Great whites are notoriously curious and will taste test unfamiliar objects, including humans.
In fact, records indicate that great whites have attacked more humans around the world than any other shark. But before you swear off California beaches for the summer, remember that shark attacks are rare.
Each year, less than 100 attacks occur worldwide, and only about 5 to 15% of those prove fatal. You have a greater chance of dying from one of these animals, instead. Luckily, bug spray is available at the local drugstore.
Tillamook Head Light House Centennial aka Terrible Tilly
Pat Wilkins NW Journal takes us to the 100th celebration of the Tillamook Head Lighthouse.
So on to the myopic. the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse since her decommissioning in 1957, focuses on the landmark's most recent owners, Mimi Morissette and her partners (Rudi Milpacher)in the Eternity at Sea Columbarium.
Morissette gets credit for being a dreamer. Furthermore, she claimed to have saved the lighthouse from being carted off to California and turned into a restaurant-a scheme cooked up by another potential buyer. But as dreams are wont to do, her far-out plan for the lighthouse crashed like a mighty wave.
When Morissette and associates bought Terrible Tilly in 1980 for $50,000, she was a young thirty-something working as a real estate investment counselor. In pictures taken of her at the lighthouse on her first big cleaning day, she appears idealistic and determined. She and her group of investors transformed Tilly in short order, from a crumbling edifice destined for demise to a spic and span, newly restored historic icon. Just a year later, they had Terrible Tilly listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the meantime, they replaced interior wood with bricks and cement, added a protective patina to the exterior, and bricked up the windows for the sake of preserving the lighthouse into perpetuity. Their dreams for Tilly stretched far into the future, in fact, into eternity.
Morissette and her partners, marking the hundredth birthday of the 1880-era lighthouse, opened the Eternity at Sea Columbarium, and began selling niches in the lighthouse, which they intended to build into the interior-a sort of honeycomb structure to secure urns containing people's ashes. So sure were they that people would pay significant sums to be buried on the only island columbarium in the country that Morissette remarked, If John Lennon and Steve McQueen had known about this, they wouldn't have had their ashes scattered at sea.
An agreement with the Hollywood Hall of Fame Museum had Morissette believing movie stars would pay up to $25,000 for a niche at the top of the lighthouse, in the exclusive Lantern Room (where only Hollywood Hall of Fame founding members could be buried).
But by 1984, four years after Morissette's purchase of the lighthouse, less than 100 of the 100,000 niches had been sold, and only seven urns were held at the columbarium. A national marketing campaign begun in 1985 did little to boost popularity of the scheme. The only creatures flocking to get their piece of the rock were seabirds.
Golden Gate Bridge Closed and New Moveable Median Barrier California (January 11, 2015)
The Golden Gate Bridge is closed to install a new moveable median barrier over the weekend of January 10-11, 2015.
Doggie School Bus picks up pups for 'school'
Dogs can’t wait to climb aboard the Doggie School Bus, which takes them to an outdoor dog day care in West Linn, Oregon.
cop illegally threatens arrest for citizen lawfully carry a gun .wmv
Marysville Assistant Police Chief Ron Buckmaster illegally threatens two citizens with arrest for lawful open carry of firearm
Video Postcard - Walking Tour North Coast California - Agate Beach - January 21, 2013
Take a walking tour with me on this Video Postcard of the North Coast of California. This one is Agate Beach. It's just North of Trinidad in Patrick's Point State Park. It's a long way down and the trail is washed out when we get to the bottom. Guess who pushes onward...
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WWII Abandoned Observation Bunkers & Historical Marker
Today I visited some WWII abandoned observation bunkers near Delaura Beach Road just south of Fort Stevens Oregon. The site is near an historical marker where one of several Japanese shells bombarded the area of Fort Stevens in June of 1942. Nobody died, but its an interesting piece of history!
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Approx GPS Location - Historical Marker: 46° 9'0.98N 123°56'40.17W
Approx GPS Location - Bunkers: 46° 9'0.60N 123°57'21.78W
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