Fort Tejon: The Frontier History of California
You’ve probably driven up the Grapevine in California several times without realizing this important piece of history sat hiding in plain sight. Fort Tejon State Historic Park is located just off the I-5 between the cities of Castaic to the South and Grapevine to the North and played an important part in the early days of California.
Once a strategic army installation and headquarters of the United States Regiment of Dragoons in the 1850s, Fort Tejon is now operated by the California State Park's Department and demonstrations are generally conducted on the first Saturday of every month. A Frontier Army Days demonstration at Fort Tejon State Historic Park is a unique way to step back in time and witness history come to life. Demonstrations can include 1850s Army Barracks Life, Blacksmith Shop, Artillery Drill, Open Hearth Cooking and much more! Fun Fact: Huell Howser paid a visit to Fort Tejon in 1999 for his California Gold series!
You can make it a full day of adventure by also checking out some cool hiking spots in the surrounding area, such as the Wind Wolves Preserve on the outskirts of Bakersfield.
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Beautiful California Lakes - 6 : Lake Balboa
Lake Balboa is in the Sepulveda flood basin in the San Fernando Valley. It serves as the center piece of an eighty acre Park. It provides a breathing space for surrounding area. Activities include football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, walking, boating, fishing, picnicking with barbecue facilities, golf, cricket, rollerblading, biking, archery, RC flying, cricket, golf etc. It even has a pilot training school nearby at Van Nuys.
It is pleasure to spend a weekend at the park taking in the nature and watching different birds.by the lake. You can see the San Gabriel mountain range in the distance.
A Walk Around The RMS Queen Mary, Long Beach, California
The RMS Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner that sailed primarily on the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line – known as Cunard-White Star Line when the vessel entered service. Built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland, Queen Mary, along with RMS Queen Elizabeth, were built as part of Cunard's planned two-ship weekly express service between Southampton, Cherbourg and New York. The two ships were a British response to the express superliners built by German, Italian and French companies in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Queen Mary was the flagship of the Cunard Line from May 1936 until October 1946 when she was replaced in that role by Queen Elizabeth.
Queen Mary sailed on her maiden voyage on 27 May 1936 and captured the Blue Riband in August of that year; she lost the title to SS Normandie in 1937 and recaptured it in 1938, holding it until 1952 when she was beaten by the new SS United States. With the outbreak of the Second World War, she was converted into a troopship and ferried Allied soldiers for the duration of the war.
Following the war, Queen Mary was refitted for passenger service and along with Queen Elizabeth commenced the two-ship transatlantic passenger service for which the two ships were initially built. The two ships dominated the transatlantic passenger transportation market until the dawn of the jet age in the late 1950s. By the mid-1960s, Queen Mary was ageing and, though still among the most popular transatlantic liners, was operating at a loss.
After several years of decreased profits for Cunard Line, Queen Mary was officially retired from service in 1967. She left Southampton for the last time on 31 October 1967 and sailed to the port of Long Beach, California, United States, where she remains permanently moored. Much of the machinery, including one of the two engine rooms, three of the four propellers, and all of the boilers, were removed. The ship serves as a tourist attraction featuring restaurants, a museum and a hotel. The ship is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has accepted the Queen Mary as part of the Historic Hotels of America.
Redondo Beach, California - Hopkins Wilderness Park HD (2016)
Redondo Beach is one of the three Beach Cities located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 66,748 at the 2010 census, up from 63,261 at the 2000 census. The city is located in the South Bay region of the greater Los Angeles area.
Redondo Beach was originally part of the 1785 Rancho San Pedro Spanish land grant that later became the South Redondo area. The city's territory has an unusual shape including an area along the beach (South Redondo Beach) and another strip inland from Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach (North Redondo Beach). The primary attractions include Municipal Pier and the sandy beach, popular with tourists and a variety of sports enthusiasts. The western terminus of the Metro Rail Green Line is in North Redondo Beach.
Santa Clarita Things to Do
Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown, shares things to do in Santa Clarita, California. From Six Flags Magic Mountain to miles of hiking trails and the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, this family-friendly city has something for everyone.
A Walk Around The Neighborhood Silver Lake, Los Angeles
A day in the life of the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake.
Visiting with Huell Howser- Los Alamos
Malibu Creek State Park - Hiking Los Angeles - (HD)
Hike to Rock Pool and a random Peak in Malibu State Creek Park.
Santa Clarita Motel, Santa Clarita Hotels - California
Santa Clarita Motel 2 Stars Santa Clarita, California Within US Travel Directory Featuring a charming mountain location, this Santa Clarita motel is moments from Six Flags amusement park as well as many other area attractions, and features comfortable accommodations and modern amenities.
In the area surrounding the Santa Clarita Motel, guests can discover Valencia city centre, Castaic Lake, shopping centres, restaurants and golf courses. Los Angeles city centre as well as Universal Studios are also within driving distance and are ideal for a day trip.
Guests at the Santa Clarita Motel will appreciate spacious guestrooms, furnished with mini-refrigerators and wireless internet access. The motel also offers on-site laundry facilities and free on-site parking.
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Santa Clarita Motel, 24971 RailRoad Avenue CA 91321, USA
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X2 Front Row POV Extreme Roller Coaster Six Flags Magic Mountain
Official X2 POV in 1080p. Extreme Roller Coaster Filmed by CoasterViews with a Sony HD camera. Located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California.
Speed: 76 mph
X2 (formerly known as X) is a steel roller coaster operating at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. It is the world's first 4th Dimension roller coaster and was the final roller coaster conceived and installed by ride manufacturer Arrow Dynamics. The ride is unique in that the trains' seats pitch 360 degrees forwards and in reverse independent of the main chassis. The coaster initially opened to the public on January 12, 2002; numerous malfunctions delayed it from debuting in 2001 as was originally anticipated. On December 2, 2007, the ride closed for its transformation into X2. It was completely repainted, received new third generation vehicles, and featured new special effects including a pair of flame throwers. The ride reopened on May 24, 2008, following the upgrades. The ride's moniker is pronounced X-two by the amusement park; however, due to the '2' being in superscript, the ride is sometimes referred to as X-squared, or Xtreme to the Second Power.
The ride, along with Tatsu and Full Throttle, are considered to be Six Flags Magic Mountain's signature coasters. The ride is one of the most popular in the park, with wait times often exceeding two hours.