Happy Hour


Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late


"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


Monday, August 29, 2016

Running out of data

I haven't been on lately as the data provided with our Verizon Toys is depleting.
On the 8th of August we hope to have everything squared away. This is being sent from work!
Amazing that I can blog from Edwards AFB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Canyon Fire from Camp Roberts plus Pismo Beach

We stayed at the California National Guard Camp here this past weekend.
We were supposed to see Trace Adkins at Pozo Saloon on yesterday afternoon/evening. It was cancelled for "unforseen circumstances." Being it was past the cut off for our card holding the room, we went over anyway.
Since we are in the 5 year severe drought, there was a fire sort of close............The Canyon Fire by Lake Naciemento and it even crept close to the Hearst Castle this morning, as in about two miles close. The P-3 and BAE 146 tankers were cycling from Paso Robles Airport during daylight hours.

Obligatory Beach Pictures

Friday, August 19, 2016

USS America amphibious assault ship is gearing up to dominate the seas - Business Insider

A short article on the new Amphibious Assault Ship Class. The America has it's Beware of Rotors and Jet Blast plus AB Wings painted by my friend, Flygirlpainter, aka Shayne Meder MSGT USAF Retired and her business partner Roxane Bond.

USS America amphibious assault ship is gearing up to dominate the seas - Business Insider

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

PHOTOS: Large wildfire burns through dry brush in hillsides above Devore | abc7.com

This one is fairly close. I went to the FasTrip a bit ago and I can see the smoke from California City.

It started about 10:30 yesterday morning and is at 18,000 acres and 0 percent contained.

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image kabc"><span>KABC</span></div><span class="caption-text">A plane drops fire retardant while battling the Blue Cut Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016.</span></div>

Air Tanker dropping on the fire.
Just on Channel 5: Cadaver Dogs are now being deployed.

PHOTOS: Large wildfire burns through dry brush in hillsides above Devore | abc7.com

Saturday, August 13, 2016

A little bit of music....................Scorpions

I close my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone
All my dreams pass before my eyes, a curiosity
Dust in the wind
All they are is dust in the wind

Friday, August 05, 2016

Dave Barry on getting a "scope."

I have to get scoped about every 5 years due to being in a risk category.
1. It killed my Dad.
2. I had a polyp removed during one of my earlier one's.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

We took Piper to The Grove in Los Angeles.......................American Girl Dolls...............................

We got her an American Girl Doll four years ago at Christmas.
Since we finally got her here this summer, we decided to take her to the store in Los Angeles. It's in a trendy shopping area off of South Vine Street......
Took a few pics with the Smart Phone.
We had dinner at the Wood Ranch BBQ and Grill in the same shopping center.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Just because...................

I consider it relief from the crap that dominates everything considering current events.................

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Piper's day in The High Desert

Yesterday was my RDO and my day with Piper. We went up to Red Rock Canyon State Park to see the formations and colors. We also went across to Randsberg and Johannesburg.
Then it was down to Hesperia and the Golden Corral! She loved it!

Piper with the Fremont Valley and El Paso Mountains in the background. Taken from Randsberg.

Saturday, July 16, 2016


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I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)