Almost Christmas…

Time with family is important to all of us this time of year, and more especially when one has to travel to get there… It also brings back memories of holidays missed, far away places; ships, airplanes, bases, foxholes, as … Continue reading

Oh… ENVY…

Out on the left coast with family, snuck out one day to see an old friend and former roommate from 37 years ago… He pops the garage door and what do I see??? And the tag is a 71269X33 code… … Continue reading

Well protected…

Dunno what is going on, but I ‘think’ this hotel is probably the best ‘protected’ in the area…  This morning I noted quite a few very fit young men and women in the lobby, and I’m betting every damn one … Continue reading

Strange people…

A catch up from yesterday and today… This ‘dude’ sat and played the SAME song on the headset for 2.5 hours at the loudest setting he could get… In other words, everybody around him got to ‘enjoy’ the song too… … Continue reading

Random travel…

Still bouncing around Aussie land… Got a down day yesterday, and spent the day with Julie, her family and Shooting Buddy, sadly I wasn’t able to catch up with any of the other WA shooters.  Miss 12 was participating in … Continue reading

It’s ‘that’ time of year…

Down under for some meetings this week and next week, and spring has sprung… In Western Australia the winds are blowing off the land to the water, reversing the normal wind patterns, and with that comes ALL the damn flies … Continue reading

What a view…

This is the view my old friend has out his office window… If I had this view, I’d never get any work done… Just sayin… … Continue reading

In the more balls that sense category…

We have the surfer bums…   These idjits chase the big waves around the world trying (and sometimes dying) to surf them…  I’ve often wondered how they pay for all the travel etc. since NONE of them apparently have a … Continue reading

Sometimes…

Things actually work out… Since I had some previously scheduled meetings down in Norfolk yesterday, I got a chance to have dinner with Daddy Bear and his co-worker Jeff yesterday evening, before the slog back to NOVA.  They were also … Continue reading

The things one sees on the road…

These are the ‘doors’ to the Japanese Navy command cave at Yokosuka, JA.  There are over twenty MILES of caves that honeycombed the base starting in about 1938… Rather simple… Handle and a pull bar.  Note the rollers and tracks … Continue reading