[brlug-general] OT travelling
mbranyon at motion-labs.com
Fri Jul 16 10:26:54 CDT 2004
Our original plan was to drive, but then we found some rail passes and
decided on those instead.
We will be in San Fran from the 16th till the 20th.
The exploratorium sounds like lots of fun..
Shannon Roddy wrote:
> Seattle has absolutely one of the best aviation museums in the world.
> It is on the south end of the city near Boeing Field. There is an
> SR-71 there with an unmanned drone on it's back. It is the only
> surviving example.... Among many other things at the museum. You
> should probably take a trip over to see Mt. Ranier, about a two hour
> drive from Seattle.
> Or you could drive about four hours from Seattle to Richland
> Washington area and go see the nuclear reactor where the plutonium was
> made for the Nagasaki bomb and more or less within rock throw distance
> is the other LIGO observatory... :-) maybe not worth the trip
> In San Francisco, there is the Exploratorium which is near the
> southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge if I remember correctly. This
> is one of the best Science museums around for kids/geeks. I used to
> visit there when I was a kid/early teen. Then there is always
> Alcatraz too. If you plan on going to Alcatraz, get your tickets a
> week in advance or there is a very good chance that it will be sold
> out. Also, a nice stop is the Monterey Bay Aquarium, more or less in
> the same area as the Alcatraz trips. Pier 59 area?
> I'll have to think about it and see if I can remember some other stuff....
> If you are driving between San Francisco and Seattle, let me know, I
> have some tips for you....
> Also, there is a slim chance I may be in the San Fran/Santa Rosa area
> in late August myself.... I know a great Sushi stop in Santa Rosa.
> On Thu, 15 Jul 2004 20:41:05 -0500, Mat Branyon
> <mbranyon at motion-labs.com> wrote:
>>Hey guys, I am going to be travelling around the US a bit in August. I
>>was wondering if anyone out there knew any fun geeky things to do in
>>chicago, seattle/vancouver, or san fran in August?
>>I should also be keeping my online journal up to date on things for the
>>trip if anyone is interested (http://mat_branyon.livejournal.com)
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