Hamilton Air Force Base, Novato

Back in late summer (early fall?) of 2006, my dad took me down to Novato to explore the abandoned Officer’s Club and buildings at Hamilton AFB. I don’t know the official status – I think many of the buildings in the area are still operative (I know various military families live right there) but there are quite a few buildings that have been abandoned. There’s an amazing YMCA outdoor pool right on the hill, with a gorgeous view and, when we were there, blaring pop hits. It was hot and I was jealous! The Y I’m a member of here in Santa Rosa only has an indoor pool (and an amazing weight room).

We saw: deer, pretty flowers, old Spanish-style buildings and tiles. We had a lovely picnic and explored around.

Could be a pretty place for portraits.

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