Wanderlust

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A rather extensive list of attractions, theatrical productions, concerts, and places that I’ve been to over the years.

The list begins around the time that I started working and earning my own money, and could contribute my own ideas and thoughts into planning a great day trip or road trip for myself. No more depending on the good graces of others to do what I want to do with my time.

As I am still porting over the content from the previous incarnation of Raconteuse, I do have reviews and photo galleries of some of these excursions. I’ll update this page with the direct link as I post them on the blog properly.

2019

  • July: Calico Ghost Town, Yermo, CA.
  • June: Yosemite National Park, Yosemite, CA.
  • June: Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, Fish Camp, CA.
  • June: Chippendale’s, Rio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV.
  • June: Fury vs. Schwarz, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV.
  • May: Neon Museum, Las Vegas, NV.
  • April: Brian McKnight, Star of the Desert Arena, Primm, NV.

2018

  • October: Las Vegas Book Festival, Historic Fifth Street School, Las Vegas, NV.
  • August: Panic! at the Disco/Hayley Kiyoko/Arizona, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV.
  • June: Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala, San Diego, CA.
  • June: Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, Oceanside, CA.
  • June: Janelle Monáe, the Pearl at the Palms, Las Vegas, NV.
  • April: Tulare Historical Museum, Tulare, CA.
  • April: Clark County Museum, Henderson, NV.
  • January: Haunted Museum, Las Vegas, NV.
  • January: My Favorite Murder Live, Las Vegas, NV.

2017

  • November: Aviation Nation, Nellis AFB, NV.
  • November: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Las Vegas, NV.
  • September: Divas Las Vegas, The Linq, Las Vegas, NV.
  • May: Mob Museum, Las Vegas, NV.
  • April: The Park/T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV.
  • April: The Believer Fest, Red Rock Canyon, NV.
  • April: Aloha Festival, Las Vegas, NV.
  • April: National Foodie Fest, Henderson, NV.
  • March: First Friday, Downtown Las Vegas, NV.

2016

  • December: Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad (Mission Soledad), Soledad, CA.
  • December: The San Andreas Fault Exhibit & El Camino Real Earthquake Walk, San Juan Bautista, CA.
  • December: Mission San Juan Bautista, San Juan Bautista, CA.
  • December: Mission Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • November: Mission Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA.
  • November: Hakone Estate and Gardens, Saratoga, CA.
  • October: Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, CA.
  • October: Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA.
  • October: Rengstorff House, Mountain View, CA.
  • September: Silicon Cowboys at the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA.
  • September: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • August: Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA.
  • August: DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA.
  • July: Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA.
  • July: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA.
  • July: Mission San Francisco de Asis (Mission Dolores), San Francisco, CA.
  • July: Mission San Rafael Arcangel, San Rafael, CA.
  • July: Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, CA.
  • July: Mission San Francisco Solano, Sonoma, CA.
  • June: Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco, CA.
  • April: The Grammy Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
  • April: AWP, Los Angeles, CA.
  • March: Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco, CA.
  • March: Silicon Valley Comic Con, San Jose, CA.
  • March: Filoli, Woodside, CA.
  • March: Mission San Jose, Fremont, CA.

2015

  • November: CuriOdyssey, San Mateo, CA.
  • September: The Lion King presented by Broadway San Jose, San Jose, CA.
  • August: High Roller, Las Vegas, NV.
  • August: Disneyland/Disney California Adventure, Anaheim, CA.
  • August: D23 Expo, Anaheim, CA.
  • August: The Beat Museum, San Francisco, CA.
  • July: Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA.
  • July: Union Square, San Francisco, CA.
  • July: Musee Mecanique, San Francisco, CA.
  • May: Nelly/TLC/NKOTB, SAP Center, San Jose, CA.
  • March: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA.
  • March: Musee Mecanique, San Francisco, CA.
  • March: Dave Chappelle, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • February: Dapper Day at Disneyland/Disney California Adventure, Anaheim, CA.
  • January: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • January: Natural Bridges Beach, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • January: Monarch Butterfly Habitat, Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • January: McHenry Mansion, Modesto, CA.
  • January: Capitola, CA.

2014

  • December: Round Hill Country Club, Alamo, CA.
  • September: Walt Disney Family Museum, Las Vegas, NV.
  • August: Pacific Pinball Museum, Alameda, CA.
  • August: Naval Aviation Depot, Alameda, CA.
  • May: Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas, NV.
  • March: Jabbawockeez, Luxor, Las Vegas, NV.
  • February: Insert Coins, Downtown Las Vegas, NV.

2013

  • September: Santana, House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV.
  • September: Santa Cruz, CA.
  • September: Walt Disney Studios and Archives, Burbank, CA.
  • August: Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
  • June: Summer Magic at the Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, CA.
  • June: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Venetian, Las Vegas, NV.
  • May: Mission San Carlos Borroméo del río Carmelo, Carmel, CA.
  • April: Stars in Concert, Boulevard Theater, Las Vegas, NV.
  • April: Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Newport Beach Film Festival, Newport Beach, CA.
  • March: Human Nature, the Venetian, Las Vegas, NV.
  • March: Death Valley, CA.
  • March: Boyz II Men, Mirage, Las Vegas, NV.
  • March: Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.
  • March: Maverick Helicopters, Las Vegas, NV.
  • March: D23 Fanniversary, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.
  • February: Taylor Hicks, Bally’s, Las Vegas, NV.
  • February: Red Rock Canyon

2012

  • December: Disneyland/Disney California Adventure, Anaheim, CA.
  • November: Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco, CA.
  • November: Zarkana, Aria, Las Vegas, NV.
  • September: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, Ronald Reagan Museum, Simi Valley, CA.
  • September: Ronald Reagan Museum, Simi Valley, CA.
  • August: Harrah’s, Las Vegas, NV.
  • July: Surf the Musical, Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, NV.
  • June: Silverton, Las Vegas, NV.
  • June: Disneyland/Disney California Adventure, Anaheim, CA.
  • May: Human Nature, the Venetian, Las Vegas, NV.
  • May: Elton John in the Red Piano, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, NV.
  • April: Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose, CA.
  • April: Roaring Camp Railroad, Felton, CA.
  • April: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA.
  • April: Kiss Monster Golf, Las Vegas, NV.
  • April: Disneyland/Disney California Adventure, Anaheim, CA.
  • April: Chippendales, Rio, Las Vegas, NV.
  • February: Ka, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV.
  • February: Crazy Horse, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV.
  • January: Harley Davidson, Las Vegas, NV.
  • January: The Cab, Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas, NV.
  • January: Celine Dion, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, NV.

2011

  • December: Disneyland/Disney California Adventure, Anaheim, CA.
  • December: Bellagio Botanical Gardens, Las Vegas, NV.
  • September: Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, NV.
  • September: Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV.
  • September: Disneyland/Disney California Adventure, Anaheim, CA.
  • September: Duran Duran, the Joint at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, NV.
  • July: Bellagio Botanical Gardens, Las Vegas, NV.
  • July: Marriage Can Be Murder, the D, Las Vegas, NV.
  • July: Le Reve, the Wynn, Las Vegas, NV.
  • June: Sky Combat Ace, Henderson, NV.
  • June: Disneyland/Disney California Adventure, Anaheim, CA.
  • June: Absinthe, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, NV.
  • May: Royal Links, Las Vegas, NV.
  • May: Bellagio Botanical Gardens, Las Vegas, NV.
  • May: Jabbawockeez, Monte Carlo, Las Vegas, NV.
  • March: Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Pescadero, CA.
  • March: Moaning Caverns, Calaveras County, CA.
  • March: Columbia State Park, Columbia, CA.
  • March: Barbary Coast Trail, San Francisco, CA.
  • March: Alcatraz, San Francisco, CA.
  • January: The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV.

2010

  • December: Disneyland/Disney California Adventure, Anaheim, CA.
  • October: Red Rock Canyon
  • September: Downtown Las Vegas, NV.
  • September: Disneyland/Disney California Adventure, Anaheim, CA.
  • August: Rush, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV.
  • August: Level 42, the Crown at the Rio, Las Vegas, NV.
  • July: Disneyland/Disney California Adventure, Anaheim, CA.
  • July: Beatles Love, Mirage, Las Vegas, NV.
  • June: Ava Gardner Museum, Smithfield, NC.
  • June: North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC.
  • May: Eiffel Tower, Paris, Las Vegas, NV.
  • May: Bellagio Botanical Gardens, Las Vegas, NV.
  • April: Crystals, Las Vegas, NV.
  • April: Viva Elvis, Aria, Las Vegas, NV.
  • March: Sutro Baths, San Francisco, CA.
  • March: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA.
  • March: Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA.
  • March: Mystery Spot, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • March: Mission San Carlos Borroméo del río Carmelo, Carmel, CA.
  • March: Bixby Creek Bridge, Big Sur, CA.
  • March: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA.
  • January: Phoenix, the Joint at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, NV.

2009

  • November: Bellagio Botanical Gardens, Las Vegas, NV.
  • October: Justin Timberlake & Friends, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV.
  • September: Disneyland/Disney California Adventure, Anaheim, CA.
  • August: The Cab, House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV.
  • August: Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, Las Vegas, NV.
  • July: Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, NV.
  • May: The Lion King at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV.
  • May: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA.
  • May: Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV.
  • May: Young Love, Beauty Bar, Las Vegas, NV.
  • May: Santa Cruz, CA./Capitola, CA.
  • March: M Resort Grand Opening, Las Vegas, NV.
  • March: Bellagio Botanical Gardens, Las Vegas, NV.

2008

  • December: Modesto, CA.
  • September: Cobra Starship, Jillian’s, Las Vegas, NV.
  • September: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • June: Cobra Starship/The Academy Is…/Gym Class Heroes, the Joint at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, NV.
  • May: The Cab, Jillian’s, Las Vegas, NV.
  • April: Grand Canyon Caverns, Peach Springs, AZ.
  • February: Cobra Starship, Jillian’s, Las Vegas, NV.
  • January: Richard Cheese, the Joint at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, NV.

2007

  • October: The Shins, Vegoose, Las Vegas, NV.
  • October: Queens of the Stone Age, Vegoose, Las Vegas, NV.
  • October: Public Enemy, Vegoose, Las Vegas, NV.
  • October: Muse, Vegoose, Las Vegas, NV.
  • October: M.I.A., Vegoose, Las Vegas, NV.
  • September: Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, the Mirage, Las Vegas, NV.
  • September: The Academy Is…, Jillian’s, Las Vegas, NV.
  • August: Route 66, Kingman, AZ.
  • August: Hoover Dam, Boulder City, NV.
  • August: Grand Canyon, AZ.
  • August: Flintstones’ Bedrock City, Williams, AZ.
  • July: Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, the Mirage, Las Vegas, NV.
  • July: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
  • June: Fall Out Boy, +44, Panic! at the Disco, The Academy Is…, Cobra Starship, Paul Wall, Honda Civic Tour, Las Vegas, NV.
  • March: Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV.
  • January: Disneyland/Disney California Adventure, Anaheim, CA.
  • January: Honeycut/Young Love/Lady Sovereign, Empire Ballroom, Las Vegas, NV.

2006

  • December: Jack’s Mannequin/Cobra Starship/Panic! at the Disco, Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV.
  • November: Madame Tussaud’s, the Venetian, Las Vegas, NV.
  • October: The Killers, Vegoose, Las Vegas, NV.
  • October: The Raconteurs, Vegoose, Las Vegas, NV.
  • August: The Killers, Empire Ballroom, Las Vegas, NV.
  • April: Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, CA.
  • April: Paramount’s Great America, Santa Clara, CA.

2005

  • December: Bellagio Botanical Gardens, Las Vegas, NV.
  • October: The Killers, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.
  • August: Sirens of TI, Las Vegas, NV.
  • June: 50th Anniversary of Disneyland, Anaheim, CA.

2004

  • August: Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV.

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