posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 01:22 AM
a reply to: FredT
The O Club was good at Moffett, but the NCO's/Chiefs club at treasure Island was the best
Oh sure, and you forgot to invite me?
Seriously, I really miss the Bay area. I moved there during the big "drought" in the early 90's. I know I should have been concerned, but damn,
coming from NY in January the weather was *amazing*! I used to joke that I wanted to be a TV weatherman out there - talk about an easy job. For 10
months of the year every day is the same, temp's in the 70's or low 80's, sunny and no humidity. Hell, I could've mailed in my 5 day forecasts months
And I loved Treasure Island too. I remember being floored by seeing an exit ramp in the middle of the Golden Gate bridge. How cool is that?!
Did you ever play golf at the course that runs alongside Moffet field? Not a great track, but terrific views and besides, a crap day on the golf
course is still better than a good day in most other places.
I went back 2 years ago for business after not having been there in about 10 years. Holy crap - the changes were incredible. Google owns the whole
area I used to work in (Landings Drive if you know where that is) along with a ton of other stuff and Facebook owns a *ton* of stuff right near where
I was thrilled to see Taqueria La Bamba is still there and kicking ass. Best damn carnitas burritos and papusas I have *ever* had in my life. I
remember standing in line for lunch there often and it was the most diverse group of people you ever saw. Once I was there and had 2 construction
workers behind me with sawdust all over them and Scott McNealey CEO of Sun standing right in front me and chatting with me and others.
Downtown Palo Alto is still really great too and mostly the same. I remember going to Gordon Biersch often after work and seeing a veritable who's who
of the tech world pounding a few beers along with the rest of us. Truly an egalitarian society. BTW - it was the first craft brewery I'd ever seen.
Now they're everywhere, but back then once again Palo Alto was a trailblazer.
And Moffet is still Moffet. Thank god for small mercies!
Sorry for the OT ramble...but your post just brought a ton of memories flooding back.
edit on 12/15/2016 by Riffrafter because: (no reason given)