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... Gate Bridge for The nice view, but it was a bit too foggy to see so well, then a ride over the bridge. A while to look out at the view on the city end of the bridge, and take photos. Back to the hotel, but later we went by bus to Chinatown area, where we had a good walk around before our Chinese banquet, which had lots of food and drinks. Got home quiet ...
... Karen showed up and we had a wonderful visit and talked for several hours about her life and job in the Air Force, family, friends, and plans for the future. Karen will be taking another deployment soon to the desert in support of our troops in the Middle East. I can't help but think, what a wonderful opportunity for a young woman, such as Karen, to be a part of the history, and military of this great nation. Karen, said her good byes and went home to change and ...
... Some of the tales brought smiles to lips, and others brought a tear or two to the eye, but it was comforting to know that after all these years, we all still shared a bond of friendship.
We had misjudged the time somewhat, so when it came time to leave, Hoki and I were forced to make the drive back to Wembley Park at the height of rush hour. What had been an easy drive in the country on the way to St. Albans, was now a tedious traffic-clogged ...
... Truckee Rivers. The English name for Lake Tahoe derives from the mispronunciation of the Washo word "dá’aw," meaning “Lake".
Lt. John C. Frémont was the first person of European descent to see Lake Tahoe, during Fremont's second exploratory expedition on February 14, 1844. John Calhoun Johnson, Sierra explorer and founder of "Johnson's Cutoff" (now U.S. Route 50), was the first white man to see Meeks Bay and from a peak above the lake he named ...
... the road in Astoria, Oregon - we had dinner at the Portway Tavern (the oldest tavern in the oldest town west of the Rockies) best fish and chips in Astoria is there claim to fame - well deserved - fun evening. The tavern was only 1-1/2 blocks from our hotel, which was great - didn't have to move the car and that was a good thing as when we returned from dinner the place was packed with boat trailers.
8/25 - Glad we stopped in Astoria as all ...
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