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Now to track down yours. Razz emoticon
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ok, this one is not an easy "mural" google. Even looking at the one picture of the building I found, the sunlight is so bright the mural can barely be discerned. So - I did leave a clue in the tag script and it is a good 17 miles west/southwest of the wigwam. I think you either notice it riding by on the way to a tag, as I did, or you just know it.
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Hmmm...
...you must have heard me grinding my teeth...

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Yeah, if I can't find it on line, and I took the picture, your prospects would be grim.
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Yay! Google-no-more on this one? Razz emoticon

I'm guessing the side of some hair removal/spa salon within a quick jaunt from downtown.

Considering K2S is an L.A. graffiti writer, and 'mural' is clearly not a viable search term online, I suspect we'll all be riding to this one, rather than smashing keyboard keys/teeth.
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Tag...
Gorillaz mural on the university & Grim Street alley on the side of House of Hair, Normal Heights.

Much like Jhop, I saw this mural during my sleuthing for Earl's 'all county fire co.' mural, and just knew it. Earl, your teeth are saved...for now.

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New Tag...
I give you a little known, but easily accessible view of...

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GREAT job!
I had no clue at all on that one.

I've no time to go find the next one(s) until early next week, darn it... Crying or Very sad emoticon

On the other hands, if you find yourselves at December Nights in Balboa Park, I'll be on the Organ Pavilion at 830pm tonight and tomorrow, and 5pm Sunday evening. Come by and say Hi! if you can!

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Bridge to City View Apts, 17th St.
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Tag - Yeah, it's a ride, but don't tell you-know-who you can't go.
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Well fine...
shouldn't have taken the scenic route home from the bridge tag.

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Tag - Yeah, it's a ride, but don't tell you-know-who you can't go.
You are so busted. We all know you mean 'me'.

Earl is also busted: he and I rode the parade today, and he mentioned he would be going to pick up my tag *before* his alleged next week deadline.

I was chowing down an omelet at Claire de Lune, when I saw you and Rizzo speed by turning left to go to the parade meetup. I knew you'd grab my tag before Earl, but didnt want to break it to him 8)

Noticing jhop busts out the burgman for long haul trucker style tags, I'll say let's hope/hop those with the bigger scoots get back into the game on this one.

See you all at next week's toy ride for the SD children's hospital.
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not quite sure
at first, the new tag looked like the churchy thing along the 94 where the 15 goes north, but that'd hardly require a burgman or be classified as "a ride" for most of us.

I have noo clue where this is off-hand. any subtle, or hairy, hints welcome here
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Re: not quite sure
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at first, the new tag looked like the churchy thing along the 94 where the 15 goes north, but that'd hardly require a burgman or be classified as "a ride" for most of us.

I have noo clue where this is off-hand. any subtle, or hairy, hints welcome here
My own Sleuthy McWatsonPants genes think it's a Greek Orthodox church. Note the blue everywhere.
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LOL, not likely. The phrase "don't tell you-know- who you can't go" is a direct musical, classic country clue to the name of the place.

did take Big Ugly for the Lakeside ride. Both the wigwam tag and this were rides off highway, on city streets, no freeways because it might limit who can get the tag. I have more than one scoot and I like to ride 'em all. Remember, I took the ET4 to Borrego Springs and back.
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LOL. The phrase is a direct musical, classic country clue to the name of the place. Definitely won't be found in the company store.
Arrgh...I avoid country music. I'm sure there are those who comprehend the reference here.

Glad that jhop (per his new signature) has come out of his own closet.

I suggest a new name: BeeCertainScrewHop ROFL emoticon
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yeah, for some, country music is like a hill.
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My own Sleuthy McWatsonPants genes think it's a Greek Orthodox church. Note the blue everywhere.
Good guess, but no Ouzo. This is what was behind me when I took the tag photo. This regime was a towering failure.
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Tag (Ya made me work for this one...): St Peter's Chaldean Catholic church, Jamacha Way & Jamacha Rd, Rancho San Diego.

How in the world did you find that place? It cant be seen from the road, so you must have been exploring one day...

I'm still not getting the country song reference. Illuminate us?

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How in the world did you find that place? It cant be seen from the road, so you must have been exploring one day...

I'm still not getting the country song reference. Illuminate us?
I was riding back from the Lakeside wigwam tag on Jamacha road, and caught a 2 second glimpse of the dome. It's visible from Jamacha Rd for about thirty feet when approaching it. I made a U turn when I could, and after a couple of wrong right turns, found it. I used the House of Hair tag instead to alternate a more central tag with the easterly ones, like the St. Peter's.

The chorus to "16 Tons" is "St. Peter don't ya call me 'cause I can't go, I owe my soul to the company store". Tennessee Ernie Ford had a huge hit decades ago, but it's a standard.

Nice Tag.
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Nice Tag.
Me grabbing your church dome tag or my new one?

thanks for explaining the country song.
After looking up the song on youtube, I recognize it not from the original, but from a few rockabilly bands doing covers of the song. I recall seeing 13 Cats do that song at Tio Leo's.
I do really dig Marty Robbins' stuff, however. Must find a way to include one of his songs into a scooter tag clue soon.
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Well I'm not sure which street this was taken from, but I am guessing the building lies between I-5 and Pacific Highway and that tower in the backround with the blue top is St Charles Borromeo Academy, Cadiz Street, San Diego, CA.

Ok fellow taggers - go get it. : ) or if I am incorrect, don't bother.
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Warm

The dead giveaway should be the structure in the background with the pointy ridges along the roof.

Let's see if more than just Earl, you , and I can do this one. Should be easy enough for casual tag players, especially busy ones 8)
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maybe time for a Christmas hint? I am certain I Google Earthed the buildings, but not so much the shooting location which looked like in or below Old Town
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Tired of waiting...
...for more folks to join. Doesn't get much easier than this. I'm short on time, but I'll go nab it this afternoon.

-Earl
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the shooting location which looked like in or below Old Town
I think it's actually above Old Town. Go up Presidio Hill and past the museum there. Somewhere near Fort Stockton, I imagine. It's the SpaWar building that has the triangular roofline. You can see the old wooden structures in the State Park and its flagpole.
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Uh oh...
...the teepee tag is missing from zeemaps.
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Re: Uh oh...
Earl wrote:
...the teepee tag is missing from zeemaps.
I've been lazy recently. I have some time off now, so will try to get up-to-date on the recent tags... And maybe get more from previous years added.
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the shooting location which looked like in or below Old Town
I think it's actually above Old Town. Go up Presidio Hill and past the museum there. Somewhere near Fort Stockton, I imagine. It's the SpaWar building that has the triangular roofline. You can see the old wooden structures in the State Park and its flagpole.
Getting hotter... *above* Old Town.
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Re: Tired of waiting...
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...for more folks to join. Doesn't get much easier than this. I'm short on time, but I'll go nab it this afternoon.

-Earl
Yeah..kind of lame that only a few of us are playing.

Karenina started a Tag game at Meetup.com's San Diego Scooter Squadron: http://www.meetup.com/sd-scooters/

The thread is here:

http://www.meetup.com/sd-scooters/messages/boards/thread/18582322
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Saw that...
...I'm just too stubborn to give up here.

Naturally, my light source was in exactly the wrong spot, but the tree should be recognizable.

I'll wait for a judge's call on this.

-Earl
Into the Sun, of course.
Into the Sun, of course.
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I think we have a winner: Presidio drive, Mission Hills..sort of trying to overlook SPAWAR ....

Yes...shooting into the sunset with a point and shoot camera without any fancy DSLR filters is fruitless, but you clearly were near or at the tag location:

The trees all look alike, as do the roadside drainage ditch stones, dont they?

Carry on... new tag please!?

PS - before I took my tag shot I had to drive by the location close to 5 times on differing occasions at differing times of the day in order to capture the SPAWAR/Pacific Highway distant details.
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You got it.
Say hi to my daughter, MacKenzie. Saw this while we were out and about a few weeks ago....
That's not 88 Mph, is it?
That's not 88 Mph, is it?
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I love a tag that has hints included in the photo, if one is observant. I will just look for a no-parking zone with a lovely little girl in it.
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I love a tag that has hints included in the photo, if one is observant. I will just look for a no-parking zone with a lovely little girl in it.
Ho snap: me thinks Jhop is asking for a Holiday clue?

Coming up dry on this tag shot myself...
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hMMM
I thought Jhop had it. Three hints:

* The picture is taken facing roughly SW.

* If the freeway didn't block it, you'd have Fiesta Island in the background.

* Google Maps does NOT show the square root sign; it shows the unedited speed limit.

That clear things up? 8)

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Earl wrote:
I thought Jhop had it. Three hints:

* The picture is taken facing roughly SW.

* If the freeway didn't block it, you'd have Fiesta Island in the background.

* Google Maps does NOT show the square root sign; it shows the unedited speed limit.

That clear things up? 8)

-Earl
Surely things seem clear. hehe. Morena Blvd, here we come.

Jhop's last comment I construed as more of a sarcastic comment than admission of your tag location.
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I never mix sarcasm with admiration for cute children. I do see humor in almost everything though.

I was just there this morning, but not on a scooter. I noticed the tracks beside the freeway and thought it would be good to scout it out. Have a good ride getting it.
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I never mix sarcasm with admiration for cute children. I do see humor in almost everything though.

I was just there this morning, but not on a scooter. I noticed the tracks beside the freeway and thought it would be good to scout it out. Have a good ride getting it.
Jhop, my apologies if I was too obtuse in my last comment. Earl's daughter is really adorable, in a lovely way. She also has a great name!

You should grab this tag, if you are well enough, considering the ominous tone of your signature.
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