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.
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
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.
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.