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Re: Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2015, 03:59:01 PM »
How did I miss this TR? It's great! Thanks for writing it up.

Loved the DDMS/DDF map of the world. Actually LOL.

Wondering what people do about drinking and driving after Tierra Sur. From Google maps, it doesn't look like there's a hotel within 2 miles.

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Re: Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2015, 05:08:31 PM »
In a DDMS/DDF universe, the map would look like this. Chicago has 2 buildings- Shallots and Milts. Hawaii is roughly the size of Asia. Buses have gone the way of the dodo. And- Oxnard/Tierra Sur is a state and it houses the small city of Los Angeles La Gondola/SLS hotel.
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It seems like you were underwhelmed by LA - nice to know that I'm not alone
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Re: Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2015, 08:03:18 PM »




Wondering what people do about drinking and driving after Tierra Sur. From Google maps, it doesn't look like there's a hotel within 2 miles.
There is a dinky four points not too far.  My wife didn't want to stay there,  so I made her drive back

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Re: Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2015, 08:07:01 PM »


Part Three:


The service was excellent there. Of course we ordered avocado eggrolls (the waiter said itís one of the most popular menu items), but I was kinda surprised that I didnít really like them and neither did my wife.



We were also underwhelmed by the avacado egg rolls. They are good,  but not nearly as good as Dan makes them out to be

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Re: Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2015, 08:17:01 PM »
Thanks guys! Helps me with the motivation to finish the TR

It seems like you were underwhelmed by LA - nice to know that I'm not alone

Nah I really had a great time, just the cynic inside me comes out when I write...
My wife told me she thinks the TR is too negative  :)

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Re: Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2015, 08:59:09 PM »
Thanks guys! Helps me with the motivation to finish the TR

Nah I really had a great time, just the cynic inside me comes out when I write...
My wife told me she thinks the TR is too negative  :)
It's nice to hear those perspectives of places that get too much hype. The more excited people are about seeing or eating somewhere the more let down they can be. I'm not suggesting that people not write TR's if they had a fantastic experience, but a few more subdued TR's gives a more realistic perspective as to what to expect.

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Re: Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2015, 11:10:41 PM »
There is a dinky four points not too far.  My wife didn't want to stay there,  so I made her drive back
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Re: Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2015, 11:25:48 PM »
Great TR, particularly for your first...

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Re: Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2015, 12:12:06 AM »


In a DDMS/DDF universe, the map would look like this. Chicago has 2 buildings- Shallots and Milts. Hawaii is roughly the size of Asia. Buses have gone the way of the dodo. And- Oxnard/Tierra Sur is a state and it houses the small city of Los Angeles La Gondola/SLS hotel.

I absolutely love this! Alol

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Re: Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2015, 12:13:39 AM »
How did I miss this TR? It's great! Thanks for writing it up.

Loved the DDMS/DDF map of the world. Actually LOL.

Wondering what people do about drinking and driving after Tierra Sur. From Google maps, it doesn't look like there's a hotel within 2 miles.
We stayed relatively close, but not walkable.

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Re: Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2015, 12:47:55 AM »
It seems like you were underwhelmed by LA - nice to know that I'm not alone

Not alone at all...

Nice TR!

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Re: Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2015, 01:02:09 AM »
Not alone at all...

Nice TR!
When it comes down to it, which place have you been to that has overwhelmed you or lived up to your expectations? Even NYC isn't too interning for visitors after spending 2 days in Manhattan.

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Re: Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2015, 01:36:43 AM »
When it comes down to it, which place have you been to that has overwhelmed you or lived up to your expectations? Even NYC isn't too interning for visitors after spending 2 days in Manhattan.

I am just going to comment once on this as to not clutter this thread with opinions, but IMO opinion LA was not what I expected and was a huge let down. The trip there was great and I had an awesome time, I was just not so impressed.

The few places that I have been to that far exceeded expectations were, Hawaii (which had a lot to do with my disappointment with LA beaches), Atlantis, Rio, Iguassu Falls, Sedona/Grand Canyon.

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Re: Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2015, 03:55:39 AM »
i have to agree with the sentiments about la. aside from the great restaurants, im usually bored when im there

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Re: Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2015, 04:20:07 AM »
Thanks for the TR!

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Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2015, 11:03:55 PM »
Some pics:

In La Gondola
Avocado egg rolls:


My steak:


Close up:

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Re: Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2015, 11:05:38 PM »
In Tierra Sur:

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Re: Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2015, 11:27:34 PM »
Food looks good, pics are a bit on the large side.

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Re: Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2015, 12:55:02 AM »
There is a dinky four points not too far.  My wife didn't want to stay there,  so I made her drive back

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Re: Shoobi's LA/SD/Oxnard Summer Trip
« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2015, 09:13:43 AM »
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