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Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline --- watching the skies, the grand finale
Oakland, California
Sunday, November 8, 2009

The weather was nice that day, so we decided to pay a visit to our local shoreline park. During our visit, the local airship "Eureka" passed overhead.

Bon voyage, Eureka!
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Nov 18 2009 03:36 GMT potterjo
Lovely view
Nov 18 2009 04:21 GMT fhelsing PRO
I know that the composition isn't the greatest, but that airship was fast!
Nov 19 2009 00:04 GMT wifey
I always called them blimps... airship sounds more regal.... nice series. :)
Nov 19 2009 02:23 GMT fhelsing PRO
I thought that blimps and airships were two different things, but I'm not really an expert on this sort of thing.

The company's website refers to the Eureka vessel as being an airship or a zeppelin, and it's a passenger vehicle designed for long-distance travel as well as for tours around the area. It's built in the same way that the Hindenburg was, but it uses helium gas rather than hydrogen.

I'd like to ride it down the coast from the Bay Area to Los Angeles some time ......
http://www.airshipventures.com/tours-day_trips.php
Nov 19 2009 03:28 GMT jomoud PRO
I checked ourt the link.
A day trip starts at $600 with a second reservation at 1/2 price.
$900 for two for a day is not that crazy, considering I paid $350 for a 2 hour balloon ride.
Go for it Fleur!!!:):)
Nov 19 2009 04:03 GMT fhelsing PRO
It would be an excellent anniversary present!
Nov 19 2009 15:02 GMT iyerhari
wonderful time!
Nov 19 2009 21:04 GMT Adamus
Lovely series.
Nov 19 2009 22:44 GMT wifey
Me too! Sounds like fun!!

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