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Interesting License Plates #25


A nice long list for the 25th installment 🙂 

A WHTEVA

MUZIK MD

WATSUP4

SILVRY

STNG GR8

DR . COM

YAN KEE

MC ODYSY

1QUBAN[heart]

RADIUM1

SWEE JOY

SILVERM

4 JOJO

4FT30

HOMESTD1

NO ALUM

FDDLER

I LAH U

GLDNLYT

2KLEEN

DIRTBAG

WERKNGS*

TO2MUCH

SO COOL

N SPYRRD

[love]TDIVWS

SHRKZ 4X

PHYNEX

ALLOWME

SND[hand]BOX

1LEG SKR

GRACI

BRN BOYS

MS DINGO

MALTA U

PRA4OBA

PAWS QT

ROCKNUS

FILM FRK

SPLAINN

AMPLIFY

SOUPR T

3REASNS

ST GORGE

MITE MAC

LVNG GRC

CHERRE1

3REDSOX

HMER TME

MARS [star] 10

88KEYS

PARIS JR

BROOOD

LAUWREE

NDSI4BL

DOCTERU

SPRTA71

1USC DAD

INKFEIN

AMEWSNG

X CAR

BSTBUYS

AGNT LYM

NCESH[heart]T

PPS TACT

FDETBLK

CAHAWKR

UNREFND

DYNOMAN

Z[heart]OM X2

YA BEARS

LVU GMPA

MS DAIZY

H8H8TRS

5X FUN

BILSM[heart]M

WHOME L8

SASPRLA

MC ODYSY

CHXMEX

BYGR8C

WEST 76

TOKOYUU

ELLMERR

I STUDIO

LST DAYZ

MOMURA[star]

IAM USC

PUNIT XP

[love]NPOPPY

A[hand] MEUP

PACKAIR

J. RIGHT

COWGIRL

[hand]4LINX2

RAIDARS

SOO NYCE

BUG-LUKE

ASAVED1

MTLSLUG

1ST 2FT

DZY BLND

JUDEA 33

4MY JUJU

PK U UP **

MALT+ME

AVY8TRIX

ZENFILM

EYE2TH4

JONAZY

UK TRAVL

4 GIGLES

FISHGUY

FORREEL

BABY JKR

MIGHTY M

IMPORTR

ALLOWME

K9 AUNT

ST GORGE

MY OFICE

RAIDR

WYUH8IN

DON DUCK

TRUDGR

HENREEE

JAG X2

SON 2X

MKY MAS

BCHLNDG

BENTO XB

WESTCAL

JOY HUGS

PRLADY

MY KKAR

SRF GRL

[love]2B CAL

ZIPLINZ

ST GORGE

FNL SCR4

HAF SHILL

SAD BTRU

* LA Kings hockey

**on a pickup truck

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Rough and Ready’s secession


Rough and Ready is a little town of just under a thousand residents in northen California.

In 1850, it was a mining town with 3,000 residents. To avoid alcohol laws and taxation they deemed unfair, they seceded from the Territory of California and the United States! Tempers were high and a Mexican War veteran with a devoted following led the effort which resulted in the Great Republic of Rough and Ready. This was a short-lived independence, however. Dealing with complications of being a tiny landlocked foreign nation, townsfolk voted to rejoin the Union 3 months later.

Today, Rough and Ready is proud of and clings to its old Western heritage, including an annual festival known as the “Rough and Ready Secession Day,” on the last Sunday in June.

Read more, including details on the upcoming (free!) festivities, here.

‘They’ and ‘We’


I have repeatedly told my cabinet and staff that we belong here only so long as we refer to government as ‘they,’ and never think of government as ‘we.’

-Governor Ronald Reagan (Sincerely, Ronald Reagan, 1976)

In prison…


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-via mentalfloss.com

Old Sacramento Public Docks


We recently went up to Sacramento and got to do some sightseeing! Following are some pictures I took.

One place we visited was the Old Sacramento Public Docks.

Notice the old wooden boardwalk?

Came down this way, passing a seafood restaurant

There we got to see some pretty impressive riverboats. Here is the Empress Hornblower:

The Capitol Hornblower was just pulling away:

And got to peek into the Delta King riverboat-turned-hotel:

Inside:

A model of the ship:

From the Delta King’s website:

The Delta King Hotel in Old Sacramento is a unique Sacramento treasure. The authentic riverboat plied the Sacramento River between San Francisco and Sacramento from 1927 to 1940. During World War II it served as a troop transport on San Francisco Bay. After the war the Delta King became a derelict roaming the Delta, without purpose or home. It sank at Richmond in San Francisco Bay in 1982 for a period of 18 months.

In 1984 the Delta King was brought to Sacramento where it underwent an extraordinary renovation at a cost of $9 million. Today it is a beautiful floating hotel with modern lodging amenities, 2 acclaimed restaurants offering casual and fine dining, 2 professional theaters, a wine school and exceptional facilities for weddings and meetings.

The Delta King is the best of the old world and the new. Experience old world charm and service complimented by modern amenities and acclaimed cuisine.

And lastly, Sacramento’s Golden Bridge:

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