I'm waiting on color film to return from the lab before I do a comprehensive photo story of our recent visit to the Queen Mary, but in the meantime I wanted to acknowledge her on the actual date of her 80th birthday, today, May 27, 2016.
Living in Southern California, the Queen Mary and -- until the early 1990s -- Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose were a destination for school field trips, family outings, and a perfect spot to take visitors from out of town. The Queen Mary has attracted one million visitors a year since 1967 at its permanent home at the Long Beach terminal, standing tall and proud and full of history and memories to be made for all who visit her.
So until next time, here's a photograph I took of the 1936 RMS Queen Mary, one week shy of her 80th birthday.
© Monika Seitz Vega, 2016