Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory (home of the Seabees--I worked there for three summers) in Port Hueneme, and was probably the foremost marine structural engineer in the world, according to his Japan colleagues. Dan was an Army Colonel and "ran" the Pacific out of Camp Smith during the wee small hours of the morning.
I first came to Oxnard 55 years ago when it was the lemon and lima bean capital of the world. A couple of years ago, an average new single family residence here was higher than Hawaii's. Click on this to read my blog of a previous visit two years ago.
We then had dinner at Lure in Camarillo with Stan's family:
I had an excellent ono with spinach and corn:
While Sharon had a cioppino:
That's a garlic artichoke at the bottom. A terrific fish house with fine service.
Stan and Anne have lived in this huge Oxnard home for 41 years:
Yes, one heck of a large table for parties. Most impressive, though, is that in this 42 year period, they have had access to orange, grapefruit and lemon every day. There is something about the Oxnard climate that allows this:
Dan and Max under the grapefruit tree. If I bothered to count I would have exceeded 100 oranges currently on the tree and half that number of grapefruit. But that's not all--persimmon, apple, avocado, and guava:
Dozens of flowers:
The following morning, our goodbye brunch at the International House of Pancakes:
Sharon drove us back to Las Vegas: