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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Port a' Potty

San Pedro has a World Class Port...

 ...With a World Class Fountain...

...and right beside that Fountain is a World Class Restroom.

I have never been inside  a world class restroom, so I decided to take a Peek and look inside.

 Maybe its just me, but does this look like the toilet in County Lockup?

I guess the reason for the hand sensor is that you don't want touch anything in here.

So you need to make some kind of Close Encounters of the Third Kind hand movements to activate the flushing mechanism.

After you have finished your business, its on to the sink.

 To minimize physical contact with anything, you only need to touch three little buttons.

 So first you turn on the dryer, followed by the water, and finally the soap.   I think if I had designed this thing,  I would have put the buttons is a different order.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Once A Soldier

Along time ago, I was Sargente Tomas,  part of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo's landing party on San Miguel Island. 
Standing left to right are myself and my Friends John Olguin and Bill Samaras.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

NCIS Visit

Our friend Leon Carroll invited us to visit the set of NCIS.  
The show's Producers, Cast and Crew that we met took time to visit with us,  take photos with us and make us feel welcome.  What a great group!

This is the Production Office.  Notice that it also doubled as Washington General Hospital.

From left to right, our friend Trish (world's biggest NCIS fan), Nancy, and  Kathleen.

The NCIS Squad Room

Some of people in these pictures are the actual criminals, others work on the Show.

Actor Sean Murray who plays Timothy McGee

Actor Michael Weatherly who plays Anthony DiNozzo

Actor Mark Harmon who plays Leroy Gibbs

On the left is our host, Leon Carroll, retired NCIS agent and the shows Technical Adviser.  On the right, Actor Rocky Carroll who plays NCIS Director Leon Vance

The man in the center is Mark Harmon's stunt double.

We took a break from all  that excitement to have lunch.

What better place to go after lunch than where they take the bodies apart.


 Looks High Tech and impressive (but it's a set piece)

In fact, all of the computer and video display seen on the show are sent and controlled  from a small room off to the side.

 Abbys Lab

Some notes from Abby's whiteboard

Abby's Wardrobe

Inside looking out

 Outside looking in

 Between In and Out

 Ever wondered what Leroy Gibbs keeps in his refer?

 Trish, Acting Director, NCIS

Uh Oh!  Looks like its time so solve another crime....