California Road Trip by BruceM

Champion(s):

ElendilPickle


Runner(s)-Up:

ChiltonC


Quiz Description

California has a lot of interesting places and sights for a day trip or a weekend getaway. We didn't go anywhere this weekend but I wrote this on the spur of the moment. Enjoy!

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1 ElendilPickle 441 99 15
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2 ChiltonC 439 97 15
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3 JWright 433 95 15
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4 RichmondJ 410 93 15
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5 Matto 378 91 15
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9 ThomasR 345 83 15
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Questions:

Which county lies north of the Golden Gate Bridge, across from San Francisco County? Novato, San Rafael, and Sausalito are in this country known for its affluence and liberal politics. It is also the epicenter of the anti-vaccine movement in the U.S., and (not coincidentally) saw a measles outbreak in early 2015.

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Marin County

"Cow Town" is the literal meaning of the name of what city about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento? Premium Outlets are its main attraction.

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Vacaville

Which county is home to the Chandelier Tree, with a hole just big enough for cars to pass through, and the "Skunk Train" connecting Fort Bragg to Willits? Cannibis cultivation supposedly accounts for about a third of the economy of this county, whose "Line" is mentioned in a 2002 Willie Nelson - Lee Ann Womack duet.

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Mendocino County

Which body of water is the second-deepest lake in the U.S. (behind Crater Lake) and sixth in volume (behind the five Great Lakes)? Ski resorts near here include Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, and Kirkwood Mountain Resort.

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Lake Tahoe

What beach city is home to an admission-free boardwalk, a Mystery Spot about five miles north of downtown, and a university within the UC system whose classes were mostly pass-fail until the late 1990s and whose mascot is Sammy the Slug?

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Santa Cruz

What specific food is the signature menu item of Andersen's, located in Buellton and in Santa Nella? "London particular" is a slang term for one variety of this dish, which sometimes includes ham hock in addition to the title ingredient.

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Pea Soup

What sparsely populated 90-mile stretch of Highway 1 connects Carmel-by-the-Sea to San Simeon? Its namesake city is at the western edge of Los Padres National Forest.

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Big Sur

What river of central coastal California flows northwest through Paso Robles and King City before its mouth at the edge of Monterey Bay? The Steinbeck novel Of Mice and Men is set in a valley that shares its name with this river.

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Salinas River

What name most commonly describes the sharp incline (6% steep in some places) from the San Joaquin Valley to Tejon Pass in the Tehachapi Mountains? It is occasionally closed due to heavy snowfall, severely disrupting travel between central and southern California.

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Grapevine

By what two-word term is the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario metropolitan area better known? The 66ers (formerly known as the San Bernardino Stampede) are a California League baseball team with this place name.

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Inland Empire

Which highway (we want the number) connects the San Fernando Valley to the Los Angeles Basin, runs alongside Sepulveda Boulevard, and has its southern terminus at the El Toro "Y"? The chase of O.J. Simpson's white Ford Bronco happened on this road, mentioned by number in the Lazlo Bane song "Superman" (the theme song of "Scrubs").

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405

What second-most populous city in San Diego County (behind San Diego itself; ahead of Oceanside and Escondido) lies about halfway between downtown San Diego and the Mexican border, and is said to have some beautiful views? This city claims to be Lemon Capital of the World (but so do Corona, California, and Sorrento, Italy).

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Chula Vista