Thursday, May 30, 2019

Aviation Evolutions- The Jim Lund Collection

Over at the San Francisco Airport (SFO) they have some amazing exhibits. One of them was the Jim Lund collection of 1:72 model airplanes. Lund created over 1,600 model planes and donated his collection to SFO. (Like a dummy, I lost my notes, so please just enjoy the pics):

In my view these are works of art and beautiful models.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

A Lost Blog- Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale 2019

Totally forgot that I took all these pics back in March of the Oakland Museum White Elephant sale and all of the cool stuff that was there:

And I did by a couple of things:

It is always a great time going to the Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale. You never know what you will see there.

Monday, May 27, 2019

The Sutro Baths Ruins

Last week I shared the Sutro Heights Park. This week we are going across the street to the ruins of the Sutro Baths. The Baths were opened in 1890 by Adolph Surto. It was a glass-roofed enclosed structure that contained seven salt water swimming pools that were fed by the tides of the San Francisco Bay. It was a total family attraction with a train that got you there, to different specimens that Sutro had collected in his travels such as Egyptian mummies, stuffed polar bears, apes and totem poles. They had slides, swings, rings trampolines and diving platforms. Even though it was popular, the baths were expensive to maintain and never made a profit. The Baths were closed down in 1966 and in June of 1966, there was a (what some say was a very suspicious) fire that burned them down. The area was supposed to be turned into housing but the National Park Service bought the land in 1980 and the ruins remain:

Of course there are some amazing ocean views there:

I would have loved to see in the Sutro Baths in all of its full glory.

Music Monday: Songs About Heaven

Music Monday: Just some songs about Heaven:

Hope everyone has a wonderful Monday.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Memorial Day 2019

Recently, I went over to The Presidio in San Francisco. The Presidio was an Army Base and a fortified location from September 17, 1776 when New Spain established it until it was transferred to the National Park Service on October 1, 1994 after 218 of years of service.

The Korea and Vietnam memorials:

And the two chapels:

The old post chapel was built in 1864 and has been modernized a couple of times
The Presidio Chapel built in 1931.
But mainly I went to pay my respects at the San Francisco National Cemetery. The San Francisco National Cemetery is located at the Presidio. It is not to be confused with the Golden Gate National Cemetery which is located about 10 miles away in San Bruno. The San Francisco National Cemetery was established in 1884:

The Golden Gate National Cemetery has all the famous names but the San Francisco National Cemetery has 35 Medal of Honor recipients buried there. Here are two of them:

And the San Francisco National Cemetery has one special grave to me. Even though he was absent in my life from when I was three until I was 26 and we sort of talked the last four years of his life, I still love my father and proud that he severed his country:

I know many think this weekend is about grilling and hanging out. Please say prayer for all the servicemen and servicewomen who have and are serving this country and protecting us.