Training at Columbia Computer's Head Office at Baltimore, Maryland
1984 Departing for Los Angeles, via Narita Airport on SIA Big Top double-Decker plane
1984 My first flight to United States
Landed at Los Angeles Airport (under heavy renovation)
As I was carrying two Winchester Hard Drives for repairs, U.S. custom do not allow items bought into the country without R.M.A.
I was forced to keep the the hard drives at a bonded warehouse (no idea where it is).
Walked for an hour pulling my heavy luggage bag along the long dusty roads in search of a bonded warehouse.
(Taxi is very expensive in the U.S.)
Without any advance hotel room booking, I had to search for a room to stay over-night.
Walked for another hour along the road and came across a "Room Available" sign at a run-down house.
Paid USD $20 for the one-night stay.
United Airline staff at Los Angeles Domestic Terminal
Landed at Baltimore Airport, greeted by Director of International Sales, Columbia Data Products
Meeting my host, David from Columbia Data Products
Various views of Production area and lady technicians testing the motherboards
1984 Washington Monument (Baltimore)
The Washington Monument is the centerpiece of intersecting Mount Vernon Place and Washington Place, an urban square in the Mount Vernon-Belvedere neighborhood north of downtown Baltimore, Maryland. It was the first major monument begun to honor George Washington (1732–1799)
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Views from Hotel over-looking at a nice lake
Views of Baltimore Inner Harbor in 1984
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Night dinner with David, wife and Engineering Manager
Workshop conducted at Baltimore Hotel for Distributors