Gustavo Arellano Los Angeles Times Published 11:18 PM EDT Apr 3, 2019 Los Angeles — “You see? You see? You see?” Enrique Aragon shouts over the loud purr of his 1966 Volkswagen 21-Window Deluxe Bus as he gestures toward gawkers yet again. For the last hour, the 42-year-old electrician and member of the Volksstyle Car Club has cruised Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena in his dominguero. And all along the ride, people won’t let him be. AAA tow-truck drivers pull up and mouth, “Beautiful car!” Middle-aged couples in Ohio State sweatshirts wave from a bar. Bearded hipsters offer the thumbs-up. Children flash a peace sign. Nearly everyone else just stares. Aragon is used to it. His ’66 is a glimmering shrine to Southern California car culture. He spent three years and $45,000 to restore it from a shell with no wheels or seats to its current, showroom-ready state. It has a two-tone brown paint job that tapers into a V in the vehicle’s flat … [Read more...] about The Volkswagen Bus: long, strange trip from hippie van to collectible
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By JON MOOALLEM MARCH 20, 2019 A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. By JON MOOALLEM photo illustration by: DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY The whale sighting happened right away, minutes into Day 1. Jon, Dave and I had just been dropped off on a remote Alaskan shoreline, an hour and a half by boat from the closest speck of a town. Jon was working as a sea-kayaking guide that summer in Glacier Bay National Park, and he had invited us up for a seven-day excursion during his week off. As the boat that delivered us vanished, the drone of its … [Read more...] about It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.
We are all on a journey through life, doing our best to weather the storms and to enjoy precious moments with family and friends. Whether you’re taking a spiritual journey or about to undertake a physical trip, there are many adventure quotes to inspire you. Here are 50 of the best journey quotes that will make you want to explore the world. Journey Quotes to Inspire You to Explore the World As Anais Nin said, “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” An anonymous person also puts it well: “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” The following quotes about journeys are by a wide range of authors but they are all thought provoking. From the eternal wisdom of Confucius to the motivational words of Tony Robbins, there’s something here for everyone. I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.Douglas Adams To move, to breathe, to … [Read more...] about 50 Journey Quotes To Inspire You to Explore The World
Ted Kulfan The Detroit News Published 4:54 PM EST Dec 29, 2018 Dallas — The Red Wings saw the comments just like anyone else did. The entire hockey world saw the quotes from Jim Lites, the Dallas Stars chief executive officer — and former Red Wings chief operating officer — who Friday called out Dallas players Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn for their performance this season. The comments were bristling, profane, and unusual at the professional sports level. “The accountability on the ice is not there,” Lites told Dallas beat writers, who were specifically called for the get-together. “These guys were signed to big contracts because they were the third- and sixth-leading scorers in the National Hockey League over the past five years. They get their money, we expect them to not be outplayed every game we play in. And if they were as good as they’ve been in the past we wouldn’t be having this conversation.” Lites used a … [Read more...] about Stars CEO Jim Lites rebuke of own players shocks Red Wings
The Associated Press BEIJING — The Latest on the arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei in Canada (all times local):12:45 p.m. A trade mission to China by the Canadian province of British Columbia has been cancelled because of the detention of a top Huawei executive in Canada.The province says in a statement the decision was made because of the ongoing judicial process involving Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou.She was arrested last week while changing flights in Vancouver and is awaiting possible extradition to the U.S. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Winter weather causes power outages, road closures 2 More blood pressure medication recalled due to possible cancer risk 3 Atlanta United victory parade planned for Monday The delegation led by British Columbia Forestry Minister Doug Donaldson will instead end its trip after a visit to Japan.There are fears China could detain … [Read more...] about The Latest: British Columbia cancels China trade trip