Queen Mary and more Lyon Supply

As of this afternoon, Lyon Supply is almost completely empty, but there's still a lot of work to do in the new location. The big push is to be out of the old building before the end of the year, so that leaves tomorrow.

In the meantime, Melody and I spent the night on the Queen Mary, giving us a relaxing night.

I took a couple more pictures of the old store yesterday, as well as some of the new store across the street.

 Frame shop. Gone are the huge inventory of mat boards on left, machinery, work tables

Frame shop. Gone are the huge inventory of mat boards on left, machinery, work tables

 Customers sorting through sale items. Gone are several full-length rows of displays

Customers sorting through sale items. Gone are several full-length rows of displays

 Front area of new store

Front area of new store

 Looking towards street corner where pencils, pens, paints, brushes, etc. will be

Looking towards street corner where pencils, pens, paints, brushes, etc. will be

 Back area with mat boards. Kitchen and office area are behind the mats

Back area with mat boards. Kitchen and office area are behind the mats

 New building, which also extends to the back

New building, which also extends to the back

Yesterday afternoon Melody and I hopped on the shuttle bus and went over to the Queen Mary. After checking in, the first thing we did was to walk through the engine room and some other exhibits they have in that area. After we grabbed dinner we walked along the upper decks.

 Queen Mary from the parking lot

Queen Mary from the parking lot

 View out the portholes of our room

View out the portholes of our room

 Valves and dials in the engine room

Valves and dials in the engine room

 The tour takes you to a room outside the hull to see one of the propellors

The tour takes you to a room outside the hull to see one of the propellors

 The round dining table is an example of one from first class, the squared one from second class

The round dining table is an example of one from first class, the squared one from second class

 View from the bow of the Queen Mary

View from the bow of the Queen Mary

 Geodesic dome which used to house the Spruce Goose; the light at the top is from the inside

Geodesic dome which used to house the Spruce Goose; the light at the top is from the inside

 A few times a day they turn on a snow machine on the Sun Deck

A few times a day they turn on a snow machine on the Sun Deck

 One of the several life rafts

One of the several life rafts

 Smoke stacks

Smoke stacks

 Radio room

Radio room

On our way back towards the store this morning, the bus had to take a reroute since it couldn't run along Shoreline Blvd. Including time waiting at a bus stop where the bus wasn't running that day (we found out because the people putting the signs explaining the need to go to the next stop showed up while we were standing there), it took us an extra 45 minutes or so. We did finally make it, however it was a pretty crazy reroute. For those familiar with the area, instead of crossing the Queens Way bridge to the Aquarium, then going to Shoreline Village, it had to cross the river at Ocean, drop down to the Aquarium, go back north to Ocean, across to Alamitos, down to Shoreline Village, then back up to Ocean where it got back onto the normal route at Long Beach Blvd. The driver had just found out about the change, and it was the first time she had driven the route, so she was trying to make the best of it.