Water tower along Highway 99
CA-166 between Mettler and Maricopa
28 miles straight !
Not too much traffic ...
A few oil wells in between the fields
Irrigated and dry areas alternate
After Maricopa, there is almost no irrigation
Southern California, without irrigation
Windmills are used to pump water from aquifers
Close-up on the windmill
A farm in the middle of nowhere
Butterfly
A field in the middle of scrubland
Roadside mailboxes ... pretty common !
Driving up the mountain
Scrubland
Pine Mountain Summit, between Southern California and the Pacific
Dry scrubland. Fire scars on the right
Dry California landscape
View of inner Southern California
Burned pinetree
The Pacific Ocean, between Ventura and Oxnard
Point Mugu
The beach at Point Mugu
The Pacific is cold ...
... and it's wide !
Seagull
Thomas
Why take the easy way to get back to the car ?
Close-up on the seagull
Malibu
High-tech yacht off Malibu
Santa Monica beach
A very small beach, indeed !
Volleyball nets. Santa Catalina in the background
Shark watch station
Lifeguard SUV
The bravest dip the tip of their feet
Like father, like daughter
Santa Monica, close-up on the seagull
Santa Monica, beachfront given back to pedestrians and cyclists
Santa Monica, beachfront residence
Beverly Hills police station
Beverly Hills
National pride
Completed construction
The Hollywood Sign, seen from afar
The Hollywood Sign, a little closer
Hollywood, here we are !
Hollywood Boulevard
The Hollywood Downtowner, our hotel for three nights
Our room, with a view on the balcony ... and on Hollywood Boulevard !
Hollywood Walk of Fame, 2400 stars .... Jackie Chan
Rod Stewart
Antonio Banderas
Céline Dion
The Bee Gees
Harrison Ford
Anthony Hopkins
The Walk of Fame is sponsored ... because it's worth it !
Steven Spielberg, at last !
Great, I've found the Doors !
Siorry, no entry .... with a great smile !
In the middle of Hollywood Boulevard
Premiere night at Grauman's Chinese Theater
Marilyn Monroe
Marie is on the picture, this time
A small limo
But who's that pirate beside Thomas ?
The King !
The Beatles
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Paul Newman
Johnny Depp
Meryl Streep
Jane Seymour
Ah, at last ... Steve McQueen !
Steve McQuen at my feet !
Here is Marilyn Monroe, again
Thomas and Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Miceli's, the best italian restaurant in Hollywood
Alicia turns 14. Happy Birthday, my dear !
Ah, this waitress ... what a smile !