Monday, May 30, 2022

A Trip to the USS Hornet


The USS Hornet was an aircraft carrier that saw service in World War II and then was modernized after the war. In the 1960's it played a roll in the space program as it was the recovery ship for both Apollo XI and Apollo XII (The first moon landings) was decommissioned in 1970. In 1998, the ship opened as USS Hornet Museum:

You know your ship is cool if you have that painted on it. It says that you recovered spacecraft

An Officer's Stateroom

The Ship's Chapel

Crew's Berthing

Operating Room

And they might have a couple of items related to the space program:

Astronauts Quarantine Center

I am glad that USS Hornet is near by because there is so much history there.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Music Monday- Spelling Memorial Day With 80's Number 1's

 We are going to spell Memorial Day in songs using Number 1 hits from the 80's

Man in the Mirror:

Everything Counts (It didn't hit Number 1 but in honor of Depeche Mode Keyboardist Andrew Fletcher who passed away at 60 last week):

Man in Motion:

Oh Shelia:


I Knew You Were Waiting for Me:

All Night Long:

Lost in Your Eyes:

Don't You Forget About Me:


Against All Odds:

You Give Love A Bad Name:

Hope you enjoyed these tunes and please say a prayer in your day for all the service men and women who have given their lives for this country. 

Friday, May 27, 2022

World War II Ration Cards



During World War II to support the war effort, Americans had to ration at home. The San Francisco Main Library had a little display of original ration cards and items related to it:

Ration Stamps

And the books:

It was so very interesting to see these. 

It is Memorial Day weekend and please say a prayer for all those who have given their life in defense and serving this country.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

The Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo


I found another set of pictures that I didn't post, I should start a whole series called the Lost Blogs-LOL. Anyway, this is of the Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo in Los Vegas:

And yes, there are Flamingo's at the Flamingo:

The Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo is always interesting.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Hanging Out at Encinal Beach

 Some more self care as I went to Encinal Beach in Alameda and hung out on a clear day:

And on a clear day:

The Bay Bridge that connects Oakland and San Francisco

And their was some water fowl:

Forgot about the seals hanging out

Enjoyed going and hanging out at Encinal Beach. One week more and I can be hanging out there a bunch.