West Coast Trip.


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West Coast Trip.

Post by echinus1988 » Sun May 27, 2018 9:08 pm



Just finished 4,258 miles in Idaho Washington Oregon California Nevada. Great trip. Lots of fun.
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Re: West Coast Trip.

Post by detdrbuzzard » Mon May 28, 2018 10:32 pm

thanks for sharing the pic's
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Re: West Coast Trip.

Post by echinus1988 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:14 pm

I always enjoy sharing. Just decided not to be boring posting more of the 200+ pictures I took. Maybe this weekend I'll upload all the pictures to the computer. lol

Overall, it was a great trip. I am looking forward to September when my son and I take off for New York and Tennessee and back via the southern route. That should be a great trip also. Probably more pictures because there will be two of us. It will be via my Goldwing towing the bunkhouse and his FJR. No set plans other than making it to Lincoln Nebraska the first night. Stay at the Eugene T Mahoney State Park where you can buy tickets to the SAC Museum next door for $2 off. After that, we stop where we want, do what we want.

If we have enough time, we will try to complete our vacation of last year that got interrupted about half way through. They say three's the charm but that was number 3 and we still couldn't finish it. Maybe someday. lol

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Re: West Coast Trip.

Post by C-dub » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:53 pm

Sounds like it was a great trip.

The F4U Corsair is my favorite WWII fighter.

Which carrier is that?
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Re: West Coast Trip.

Post by echinus1988 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:07 pm

The Corsair was always mine also. Great plane and this one is still flying, in fact, it will be in an airshow coming up.

I also watched the helicopter take off next door. All in all a great time at such a small museum.

The aircraft carrier is the CVS-12 Hornet in San Francisco. I remember the Hornet was sunk in WWII near Santa Cruz. But here is the Hornet. To make a long story short, CVS-8 Hornet was sunk but CVS-12 was commissioned Hornet also. It was also nicknamed "The Gray Ghost" as a propaganda ploy. The Japanese knew it was sunk but here it was again. It was a great time and the docents were great and I had a great tour!

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Re: West Coast Trip.

Post by echinus1988 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:10 pm

Forgot to mention, the 7 portholes just below the flight deck are for the battle bridge. That's the back up bridge to control the boat if the main island is hit and the bridge damaged there. The docent told us how to go to it and look around since he had to leave. As I said, a great tour, the people are fantastic!



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