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Sacramento Trip, Sunday…

Today's adventures began with a walk around a couple parks here in downtown, and some sight seeing around the city center – such as the old PacBell building:

Then we had breakfast at de Vere's Irish Pub, where I had the most delicious biscuits and gravy I have ever had…

The car was then pointed into a westerly direction and away we went. The first stop was the top of Mount Vaca – pretty much the highest point in the middle of California.

From here we could actually see the overcast and drizzle we would hit at our western most point today, Bodega Bay, about 80 miles out there in the distance –  under those clouds on the horizon.

Like any high point with unlimited view for a hundred miles, the top of Mount Vaca is festooned with antennas – one of which being this very cool (and very bald) cold-war era Army Radio Tower…

From here we trekked back down the mountain, only catching the brakes on Clinton's CR-V lightly on fire in the process. 🙂

Eventually we made it to the next stop on our trek to the edge of the continent, the Mare Island Naval shipyard.

This Naval Base was essentially abandoned in place – meaning it is pretty much a ghost town mixed with a post-apocalyptic industrial setting that you expect to be overrun by zombies at any moment…



The Base Hospital – where the zombie drug created by the military during the cold war will be rediscovered…


The drawbridge on and off the island that becomes the first line of defence – isolating the island and stopping the zombies from spreading for a few days until…


One of about a dozen abandoned cranes where the heroes parachute onto and will be make their initial attacks, being as the zombies cannot get up on them easily…


The steamworks building, where our heroes have to get to in order to fill the base's hundred miles of steam lines with an explosive gas that will ignite the island, buring up the zombies…

I'm really kind of surprised I've not seen Mare Island in a post-apocalypse / zombie movie yet – it is perfect for one… 😀

Once done with Zombieland we continued on to Bodega Bay…

Bodega Bay was cold, windy, overcast, and drizzling as we saw previously from the top of Mount Vaca…

After a few fridgid minutes we piled back into the car and pointed it at Sacramento, opting to return whence we came by way of a small ferry – just for S&G's…

And once we'd made it back to civilization, we called it a night. Clinton has work tomorrow, and I have to get rested up for a long day of airplanes and airports that will see me getting home to my bed at about 12:30am… Just in time to get up at 5am and get to work so I can manage a security audit by a client…

Yay…

Overall though, this has been a fantastic micro-vacation! Thanks Clinton for dragging my sorry tail all over northern California. 🙂