Summer visit to Alameda
There is nothing like a summer visit to Alameda. The evenings
are cool and the days are sunny but not hot. The
temperature went into the upper 80's for a few days and we all
complained about the unbearable heat. One of the best things
about Alameda is that the outside always needs to be painted.
Ted is such a lousy painter it usually looks worse after he
is done painting than it did before he started. I like to
paint outside where I can look at all of the pretty Alameda women from
around the world. Alameda is such an international place,
sometimes it is like going to a different country.
We ate at our favorite Alameda restaraunts a few times.
Linuini's, right in Alameda, is not a fancy place but it sure
is fun to eat there. You need to bring a jacket because the
place has no heat or AC.
I took a tour of the plant one day while Ted did some work. I
don't really know what he was doing but what a place that plant is.
They make some kind of medicine there that is grown from
cells not made out of chemicals. I suppose the term
"Bio-tech" comes from the growing of biological stuff to make medicine.
Everything is clean, made of stainless and has pipes.
Did I mention the pipes? That place has more pipes
than a nuclear power plant. No wonder drugs cost so much
money. From the Manufacturing buildings we went to the
research and development buildings. They sure do spoil the
scientists. The R&D building is beautiful.
We could not take any pictures inside the building but the
outside photos can give you some idea of what it is like.
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