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    Re: [Fwd: Re: things to do in LA]
    From: Tom Sult
    Date: 2010 Jan 02, 09:18 -0600
    You are making me home sick. Went to UCLA and lived in the Santa Barbara area until moving to Tahoe in the early 1990's. I am now living in Central MN it is now -25 degrees F... That is only 77 degree colder than Santa Barbara muni airport this morning.  Have a great flight I look forward to the data set... Your flight has inspired me to get a bubble for my sextant and play a bit in my plan our here on the frozen tundra!
    Thomas A. Sult, MD
    IntegraCare Clinic

    On Jan 2, 2010, at 2:10 AM, Gary LaPook wrote:

    From: Gary LaPook <glapook@pacbell.net>
    Date: January 1, 2010 11:40:34 PM CST
    To: chris northcutt <cnorthcutt@gmail.com>
    Subject: Re: things to do in LA

    Half hour  north of Santa Barbara In Santo Ynez valley. About a dozen wineries, my favorite is Kalyra. The movie "Sideways" was filmed at many of these wineries. At the airport they have glider rides.




    On the way to the Santa Ynez valley stop at the cold springs tavern for lunch.



    Solvang, a danish village.


    This restaurant is about a mile from LAX a the east side of the airport and is basically an airplane museum sorrounded by about 50 historic airplanes and the walls in the restaurant are covered with photos of planes and aviators. The food is good and the prices are reasonable..



    The peterson car museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of ART (LACMA) are all within a mile of the tar pits.



    The Getty Villa is spectacular.


    Those are my ideas.


    chris northcutt wrote:
    saw your post in the Navlist.  Liked your list of things to do in the
    area.  Thanks.  We're going to be in LA and Santa Barbara in Jan (on
    either side of a cruise), and we're definitely not the Universal
    Studios/Disneyland type of tourist.  We're sort of geeky in our
    preferences, and planned to do the Getty Museum, Hearst Castle,
    bicycling along the ocean from Santa Monica pier weather permitting,
    maybe a ferry ride to Avalon, drive by famous corners in west LA,
    maybe the Huntington Library out in the Valley.  I wanted to do a JPL
    tour and a Vandenberg AFB tour but they don't have them on the right
    days. Are the La Brea tar pits worth it?  Anything else in the
    history/science/technology/martitime realm you can think of?

    Your flight with your bubble sextants sounds like lots of fun.  I'm
    thinking of taking my sextant on the cruise just for fun and practice,
    but worried I might come across as a bit of a poser to the other

    Chris Northcutt
    San Francisco, CA


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