Greetings from a lovely Livermore…
On Friday evening it actually rained for a few hours overnight… first time since we have been here… I assume we are entering into the start of the rainy season… I’m looking forward to all of the dried up grass turning green on the rolling hills around Livermore and Pleasanton.
Yesterday I got to poo in a aircraft carrier… not too many civilians can say that We toured the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier Museum in Alameda, CA (outside of Oakland). The Hornet was HUGE… it took us most of the day to see everything… It was cool to see the exhibits on the Hornet’s role in WWII and also in picking up the first men to walk on the moon. Here’s some pictures that give a overview of the day (I took over 250 pictures and I’m only showing a few here – bordering on a bad vacation side show ).
These pictures barely scratch the surface of everything we experienced on board. The USS Hornet (CV-12) Wikkipedia page does a great job of giving the history of the carrier – better then I could.
This morning we went to the Livermore Area Radio Club’s swap meet. This is the second time I have been to it and John’s first. I purchased some Mac software (FileMaker Pro 5.5) and John got lots of little connectors and odd’s and ends… We spent an hour or so at the swap meet and then went for breakfast at our usual spot. They are not very busy, but the waitress recognises us… I like their food – their Omulettes are tasty, hash browns crispy and not overly greasy….
The rest of the day I did my normal laundry duties, played XBOX, did some stuff on the computer….
Now I need to get organized for the upcoming work week, read and fall asleep…..