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Guadalupe River Trail, Part 2

This second segment of my Sunday hike from downtown San Jose to its international airport by way of the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens Trail begins with our last glimpses of downtown San Jose in this part of the hike and the identification of two of the three headquarters buildings of Adobe Software.

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Besides Photoshop, Adobe is also famous for Flash, the most widely movie or video program used on the Internet (including the format of all the hundreds of thousands of videos on YouTube), Illustrator, the premiere program for creating graphic artwork, and Acrobat, the program that creates and "reads" Portable Documents or PDF (the "F" for Format) documents. Adobe also makes most of the commercially marketed type fonts used online (Microsoft also produces and distributes many fonts for the Internet, many of which are downloadable free or as part of other Microsoft products).

I was surprised that the trail took us all the way out to the airport, and though I was too tired at that point to continue exploring the gravel trail that continues there, I am now wondering how far it goes. On the opposite end of the airport from the one we were seeing is the Bayshore Freeway, U.S. 101, the highway that connects California's four largest cities (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, and San Francisco) and follows the general path taken by Fr. Junipero Serra, the Spanish Franciscan priest who is considered the founder of most of those cities and others (including Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey). The priest's trail is also known as El Camino Real (Spanish for "The Royal Road" or, less literally, "the King's highway.")

On the third side of the airport is the city of Santa Clara (another of Fr. Serra's mission settlements now grown into a city).

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