What you're looking at is the deck of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan covered in the vehicles of Navy Sailors heading to Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton, Washington. At a cost of about $4.5 billion this is probably the world's most expensive parking lot.
To help sailors with a shift of its home base from California to Washington, the U.S.S. Nimitz aircraft carrier's hauling more than 400 private vehicles...many on its huge hangar deck. (H/t Optitrux!) Photo: Casey J. Amdahl, U.S. Navy.
In my family, the freeway named after Admiral Chester Nimitz is always referred to as "The Dreaded Nimitz." The stretch nearest the Martin ancestral villa- let's say between the San Leandro border and the Bay Bridge- looms as a car-and-human-parts-strewn nightmare of potholes, 18-wheelers piloted by drivers at the…