U.S.S. Midway, July 21, 2012

July 27th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Memorials | Museums | Ocean | War Birds - (Comments Off)
25-IMG_7160 F-8 Crusader

From Pt. Loma we drove the few miles to the U.S.S. Midway in San Diego Harbor.  The Midway was an aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy.  It was commissioned Sep. 10, 1945, just missing WWII.  It was decommissioned April 11, 1992 having an active service life of about 46 ½ years. The ship was named …
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Pt. Loma, CA. July 21, 2012

July 26th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in National Monuments | Ocean | Photography - (Comments Off)
2-IMG_6981 Point Loma Coast

Pt. Loma, July 21, 2012 A couple of months ago my son Aaron arranged a photo outing with me for this day.  When Aaron and I get together for a photo outing the destination is usually decided that day or the day before.  Nothing was different this time.  I was leaving town for work the …
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Calaveras Big Trees State Park, June 24, 2012

July 26th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in California | Memorials | Parks - (Comments Off)
6-IMG_6816 Fran & Jonathan in the trees

The previous post covers Jamestown and its historic railway.  Once we left Jamestown we headed to the Calaveras Big Trees State Park about an hour away and higher into the Sierra Nevada mountains.  We had decided on this as our ultimate goal.  It was a place none of us had visited before. I am often …
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The Sierra Railway & Jamestown, June 24, 2012

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Steve in California | Memorials | Museums | Photography | Trains - (Comments Off)
2-IMG_6746 Sierra Rwy Conductor B&W

Our younger son Jonathan is at the University of Texas, Austin, McCombs School of Business studying for his MBA.  Part of what is expected of the MBA students is to get an intern job for the summer.  Jonathan got an offer from E.J. Gallo in Modesto, CA and accepted it.   Modesto is in the middle …
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Photos from the Air May 25, 2012

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Steve in California | New Mexico | United States of America - (Comments Off)
4-IMG_6706 Forest fire plume

It is 2 months since I posted anything.  I’m sorry, other things seemed to have kept me busy.  The next few posts will cover May through July and include Jamestown, CA., the Calaveras Big Trees, more Point Loma, and the U.S.S. Midway (CV-41) Museum in San Diego. — The first is from my May trip.  …
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