Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Overlooking the Antelope Valley

On the way back from the Sepulveda VA Facility and an eye exam. There is a scenic overlook above the lake that looks out over East Palmdale to Lancaster and beyond. It was a bit hazy at the time along with dust from the brisk wind coming off the mountains.
Just a few I thought might interest all.
The mark going up that hill is the indicator on the surface of the San Andreas Fault, I think.

LA-Palmdale Airport and Air Force Plant 42. Home of the Lockheed Skunk Works and other Aerospace Companies Special Projects Divisions. In addition there is a rather nice little park along East Rancho Vista that has many aircraft on static display.

Palmdale Lake toward the Airport, Plant 42 and vaguely in the distance is Edwards AFB to the right.

4 comments:

Buck said...

It doesn't look like much has changed in the 40 years since I lived and worked there. How strange...

How'd the eye exam go?

ORPO1 said...

Palmdale and Lancaster were simply railway sidings and plant 42 back then I do believe.
Now it is a metro area of about 450,000!
Exam went well. Travel pay not so well. Waited for three plus hours. Then I was told to either wait three months for a check or do direct deposit. All while on a clear liquid diet. The other fun and games are tomorrow.

Buck said...

Now it is a metro area of about 450,000!

Which is about a ten-fold increase, IIRC.

Other fun and games? You are SO cryptic of late, Glenn!

ORPO1 said...

All clear on the "other fun and games!"
In and out in and pig out at Denny's after leaving the surgery center in Tehachapi!

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)