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The Carnival Inspiration is anchored off Catalina Island…..

 

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Patti took these random shots around the water shuttle landing area…..

 

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This is the tour operators meeting area…..

 

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To be continued…..

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I’m just hanging out waiting for our tour to start…..

 

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Ever wonder who’s inside the shark suit?

 

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There he is. Taking a break between water shuttles…..

 

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The tour starts right on time. We are in a large van with big, clean windows. We begin by driving through the streets of Avalon. You will notice a lot of golf carts, the preferred way of traveling around town…..

 

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With gas prices so high you need a golf cart to get around!

 

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We are now going to head up to the top of the hills…..

 

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To be continued…..

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We continue to climb to the top of the hill. When we get to the top we will be about 400 feet or about 40 stories above sea level…..

 

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To be continued…..

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The Carnival Inspiration is anchored off the coast of Catalina Island…..

 

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Patti got some close ups of her…….

 

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Looking over at the Catalina Casino building…..

 

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We are now heading down the other side of the hill……

 

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To be continued……

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We are passing the gates of the Wrigley Mansion…..

 

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The Wrigley Mansion…..

 

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From up here you get some amazing views of Avalon…..

 

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We are now off the hill and heading to the Catalina Casino…..

 

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We have arrived at the Catalina Casino……

 

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We will be touring the Avalon Theatre……

 

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The outside vestibule by the ticket windows…..

 

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The lobby inside the theatre…..

 

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Our Avalon Theatre tour guide……

 

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Inside the Avalon Theatre…..

 

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We are back outside of the Catalina Casino…..

 

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Here’s Patti with the Avalon Harbor in the background…..

 

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Patti took some long range shots of the Wrigley Mansion from here…..

 

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To be continued…..

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I've never been there. I've been by the Catalina shuttle a dozen times, but never actually took it out to Catalina.

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