Our blog is to keep family and friends informed of our motorhome journeys.
We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
We are looking forward to many happy miles ahead.
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Arrival Travis AFB

16 November 2013

Leaving Redding RV park yesterday we had one last view of Mt Shasta.

View of Mt Shasta from Redding RV Park

Our drive down IH 5 to Fairfield and our home for next 2 weeks, Travis AFB, took around 3 hours. We were here last year at the same time. Finally sunshine and warmer weather. Travis is the largest military aerial port in the US providing global mobility through airlift,aerial refueling and humanitarian relief. The campground features full hookups and nice spaces. Commissary and Exchange are within walking distance. Cost is $20/night..a good bargain.
Travis FamCamp Site 59

Full Moon Over Travis

Driving into Benicia you pass the ghost fleet in Suisan Bay.
Ghost Fleet

Saturday we drove to Benicia to once again visit Benicia Arsenal. The US Army chose Benicia in 1849 as the first Army Post on the Pacific Coast. It featured the first Army Hospital in the West and many of the Civil War structures remain today. The Arsenal was closed in 1964. For 160 years Benicia remained one of the busiest sea and military posts on the California Coast. Camels were imported from the Mideast to be used as pack animals between Texas and California during the 1850's and 60's ending with the auction of the camels here.

The Clock Tower was built in 1860, destroyed by fire in 1912 and rebuilt with only 1 tower. It has served as a chapel,ammunitions storage and National Guard Armory.
Clock Tower

Commandant's home was also built in 1860. The lumber was carried around Cape Horn. It is not open for viewing.
Commandant's House

For more information http://www.beniciahistoricalmuseum.org

While in the area we intend to go into San Francisco again.

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