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It’s the last night of this work trip.  One more night staying at the Northeast Sacramento Crowne Plaza.  I think this is my fifth night here, so it’s kind of like my second home.  Looking forward to flying back home tomorrow morning.

sleepy

After work today, I came back to the hotel room and took a nap.  Watching Big Bang Theory on TBS.  Seems like old times….

McLellan Water Tank

Back in the early 1970’s, my dad was stationed at McClellan Air Force Base, near Sacramento, California.  Today I was working on what used to be the base.  When my dad was working here, we lived in North Highlands, just a few miles away.  After work today, I decided to visit some of the places I where I’d spent my time.

Library

Back then, this was our neighborhood library.  I spent a lot of time here.  I remember they held a pet show where the prizes were books.  I brought my pet mice — didn’t win a book….  If I remember right, the city bus stopped here.  I used to ride the bus into Sacramento and watch movies at an old theater that charged 99 cents admission.

Today I drove by our house, but because it hadn’t changed since I took a picture of it eight years ago, I didn’t feel the need to take a picture this time.

Jimboy's Tacos

I had dinner here this evening.  This is a block away from the house, and used to be a 7-11 store where I’d bought my bubblegum and candy.  I had tacos today, and they weren’t too bad!

I tried something new today — taking videos with my phone.  I recorded my visits to my elementary and junior high schools.  I uploaded the videos to Facebook, but this blog doesn’t allow it (because I’m too cheap to pay for a premium site).

Now I’m back at the hotel, getting ready for bed.  G’night!

 

 

in-n-out-2

Drove out to Walnut Creek, CA for a maintenance job today.  Got to Sacramento at about 9:30pm.  Wondering what I might get for dinner, I saw an In-N-Out just before my turn to the hotel.  I’d always been aware of the rivalry between In-N-Out fans and Whataburger fans.  I’ve always fell in with the Whataburger crowd, but I have to admit the double-double I had tonight was pretty good.  Finally got to the hotel at about 10pm.  Needed to do some paperwork on my laptop, and the dang thing took almost 45 minutes to boot up!  I thought it was broken.

Sacramento

Back in Sacramento, California.  Lived here when I was in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.  Worked here several times.  Glad to be back for a week!  Last time I was in town, I drove around the old neighborhood to see how things had changed.  Today I was more inclined to recline, taking a short nap instead in the hotel room.