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Peeking Through The Porthole: Long Beach, California!

Continuing with the California series from my recent trip to L.A. (I’ve Been Away Because I Won A Trip To L.A.!) here is one of my favorite views! Oh my goodness! This photo was taken through a porthole while I was aboard the RMS Queen Mary.  You can see the City of Long Beach, California over the water just after dusk.  I cannot tell you how much I absolutely love the Queen Mary!  The cool ocean breezes filled the stateroom at night, which literally made me feel as if I was on an ocean trip during one of the Queen Mary’s 1,200 cross-Atlantic voyages.

Here she is, the “RMS Queen Mary”.  Permanently docked in Long Beach, California in 1967, this magnificent luxury liner was constructed in Clydebank, Scotland in 1936.  Serving politicians, celebrities of the day, and those who yearned for adventure, the Queen Mary was retrofitted during WWII during which she carried allied troops (15,000 at a time on some trips) between England and the United States (and back again).  The Queen Mary has the most incredible history that is unrivaled by any other vessel of its kind.

I literally love this ship.  Staying aboard (it’s now a hotel) is one of my favorite things to experience.  I feel such a close kinship to this beautiful vessel; perhaps it is my Scottish heritage; I’m not sure, really.  But I can tell you this:  there is something extremely special about her, and I must say I’m not alone in that sentiment.  I’ll post more inside pics of the Queen Mary soon.

Here is a photo I took of a lovely lighthouse in Long Beach.  With near perfect temperatures, and some whispy clouds in the sky, I could have walked around this harbor forever.

I hope your Sunday is sailing along beautifully! More pics of my L.A. trip soon!

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