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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The best news!

I was just informed that my request to the VA for a portable oxygen concentrator was approved....thanks be to God and a lot of prayers from friends and family as well as a great nurse and doctor at the Missoula VA outpatient clinic. I will now be able to travel more easily and have oxygen wherever I go. What a huge blessing...


Thursday, June 17, 2010

My tour of duty in Key West, FL ....

I was stationed at the Key West Naval Base in 1962 attending the Navy Sonar School. During the time I was there, President Kennedy declared a blockade of shipping to and from Cuba and we were put on alert, standing watch with loaded guns every other day and attending school the next. As you can see in this link to some Key West history, the town was militarized and pretty much cut off from the rest of the country for the time of the crisis.....I had the privilege of standing honor guard duty with the rest of the sailors when we welcomed Pres. Kennedy on his tour of the Naval Station just after the crisis was declared over...spooky times and maybe the closest we have come to a nuclear war on our own soil.
See first comment for link...thanks

with relief,

My beautiful grandson....

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New stuff coming up.....

I have been hanging out in Lolo with Kit for about a month and have enjoyed it thoroughly. Lots of good times with Kit, good eating and some fun weekend camping trips. The last one was to the Big Hole area in Montana. Really nice country and checked out a couple of hot springs. Soaked in the one near Polaris and it was quite nice.

Two very nice camps in Forest Service CG's. The first was free and the second cost $5.00....
I love public lands!

Happy Trails...


Baja mellow

Baja Bri

Me and my buddy

Me and my buddy
Bri and "Dina Whitesocks the Dancing Dervish Dog"

B.O.B. and Dina

B.O.B. and Dina


About Me

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well, I am a 70 year old married man with a couple of sons and 4 grand kids and am currently wending my way around the planet in any way that I find interests me. I am a retired mechanic, certified motorcycle nut, ride a sidecar rig and practice living in the moment. I am a 31 year friend of Bill and Bob and have lived a life beyond my wildest dreams.