Grandma by the 101

Last year I went up to Piratefest up for some drunken pirate fun.  I had two choices…the 5 which would save me an hour but be a really boring drive visually or drive up the 101 and have see some truly beautiful scenery.  I choose the 101 =) .  On my way up I saw many things golden fileds, cows, trees (lots of trees), ocean, hills and a picture of a Grandma on a hill (pictured to the right).  I got the feeling that she represents some grandma that died and this is a monument to her…but I didn’t see any signs that said “In Loving Memory of…”  So I’m not so sure as to why there is a giant picture of this old lady on a hill along the 101 freeway.

When I asked my buddy Kyung about it (because he drives up and down the 101 atleast 10 times a year) if he has ever seen this picture…he said no.  I was then wondering if I was halucinating and that burger I had back at McDonalds was laced with something.  But then as he’s driving back up the 101 he sees her!  But due to his own shock and awe…he didn’t get a picture or an exact location.  I was excited and saddened by this.  With this new knowledge I was determined to somehow get a picture of her and get the exact cordinates so I can always find her.  When I treid to google her I found nothing.  Kyung had a vauge idea as to where she was…so I tried street view to find her…but after 30 mins of searching I gave up and decided to just to look for her when I head up for Pratefest in a few months.  Then Kyung came to my rescue and took the picture there to the right and gave me a much better idea as to where she was.  Armed with this knowledge and what I remember of where she was I went back to google maps and used their terrain function and looked for a hilly area near San Ardo, CA.  After about 30 mins of searching I found her!  Here’s a link to her on google maps.  Just click on street view…look east and you will see this bilboard like object on the hill.  It’s really fuzzy but it’s her…trust me.  =)  If you don’t want to use google maps…here are the exact cordinates 36.157402777777776, -121.04736944444444 or 36° 9’26.65″N, 121° 2’50.53″W.  Enjoy!

Quote of the day!

Lon: What was the score of the Rockets vs. Lakers game?

Me: 100, 92 Rockets.

Lon:  What was the score?

Me: 100, 92…Rockets won.

Lon: Yes I understand Rockets got 192…what did the Lakers score?

Me:  ::Face Palm::

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