A Short Stroll Through Shoreline Park, Mountain View

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Joe and Rudy posing next to the water reservoirs at Shoreline Park.

After our visit to the Computer History Museum, we grabbed some lunch and then did a quick hike over at Shoreline Park. I didn’t realize all of this was so near. The scenery was gorgeous, and it was nice to get a little sunshine and talk about tech.

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A view of the lake with the mountains in the background.

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A restaurant/bar next to the dock on the left.

The city of Mountain View bought the site in 1968 to build a recreational facility, but the cost of importing earth to raise it by 20 feet in order to prevent flooding was too high, so it was instead operated as a landfill accepting garbage from San Francisco. Shoreline Park opened in 1983, with some initial problems from methane fires. –Wikipedia

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Rudy and Joe enjoying the view, with a slight breeze against their backs

Rudy mentioned about the landfill underneath the landscaping… and yes, there was a distinct hit of “fart” smell all around us. Other than that, it’s a lovely place.

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After our short hike, Joe shares ideas about the future while sipping on his drink in the shade.

I’ll probably be out here again. Days like this make me wish I had a car or motorcycle so I could explore a little more.