Travis AFB

Less than an hour from our house and a Space-A gateway to the far East, I’ve never been here. In fact, till we took the drive to Sacramento the day before Thanksgiving I didn’t have a clue that there was a major Air Force Base this close to San Francisco. Or rather Berkeley. Being East Bay cuts out a lot of traffic hassles when headed north unless one has a yen to go to Marin. Even so, it is still seems easier to take the bridge over from Richmond.

After thinking about having to be here at 0730 in the morning for a round with another interventional radiologist I decided that it was insane not to think about coming up the night before rather than dealing with a potential traffic mess in the morning. Called billeting – no sweat, they had plenty availability.

I had spent the earlier portion of the day finishing the second table cloth, organizing the studio, having 6 hrs of free play show up in Candy Crush at a point where winning the level wasn’t reality without using up extras or spending money. I have a real aversion to spending money (in app purchases) when it shouldn’t be necessary…  Shana stopped by with a wonderful home made soup.

Dani & Alex, both with the day off, spent a fair amount of time out trying to run all the energy off the dogs. The Golden, of course, just lay there being a rug and pretending that she was always a good dog. That she needed to be petted for being such a good dog. The other? Hello? Can I jump on you?  Noah headed off to work. George and I hit the road for what turned out to be a pleasant and comfortable drive. The Inn still had space and the bowling alley across the street had food.

Now, all I need is a decent nights sleep before turning into my usual persona of marginally cooperative patient.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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13 Responses to Travis AFB

  1. Alison says:

    Wishing you all the best.

    We once drove … to Travis ….., I forget. I have wondered ever since how far we drove; it seemed like forever,
    Our children were babies and littles at the time and it was at nighttime but we all piled in and went, which contributed to the sense that those roads went on forever.

  2. Marise & Mike says:

    Just got off the vision after a 16 night suez cruise from Venice. Now visiting here in Dubai, with a niece, for 6 days before heading home to Calgary.
    Just read all my emails. Sorry to hear of your medical woes. My thoughts and prayers will be for a successful treatment and recovery for you.

  3. Kathy says:

    Good luck!

  4. Shawn says:

    i hope you know the pleasure you bring folks. i smile so often at something you write. and now a new/old journey…i hope you’re able to post as long as it’s worthwhile to you. and i wish you good health, good healing. thoughts and smiles are with you.

  5. Barbara says:

    Hope your app’t goes well.
    What kind of tablecloths do you make, crocheted?

    • Holly says:

      No, meters and meters of fabric sewn on a serger. This table is an insane 3 meter by 1 meter. No one makes tablecloths that size. Not even the Europeans…

  6. Stuart Moxley says:

    Really; even this Canadian has been to Travis or at least close to it. We took highway 12 while going to Six Flags. Its home to your heavy lifters Galaxy C5 . They were practising touch and goes as we drove by; surprised the heck out of us.

    Snow day here, all the school buses have been cancelled
    Looking forward to our ball game in June/July
    Stu

  7. Carmen says:

    I hope all goes well, and the docs and techs are all amazing and brilliant.

    It is cold and raining here ( you would hate it)

  8. Rebecca says:

    Hope your medical appointments have gone smoothly, and your attending physicians have met your expectations for breadth and depth of knowledge. Whatever your expectations may be.

  9. Steven says:

    I remember eating SOS at the Travis Space-A passenger canteen decades ago.

  10. Cheryl says:

    Try to be nice-I may have worked with some of these folks at some point! 🙂

  11. Zandra says:

    Hope all goes well!

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