Monthly Archives: February 2015

I’m Surprised They Didn’t Try To Sell it on eBay…

H/T to one of the FB members who posted this.

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The Definitive Amelia Earhart Book?

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I have to admit, ever since I have been in high school, lessee – that is at least 20 years ago – – no – over 40 – I have had a fascination with the fate of Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan.

I can remember reading a book where the author claimed that she was secretly living in New Jersey after her disappearance.

Others claim that she was on a secret mission for FDR and was executed by the Japanese on Saipan.

I can see why it became a nearly 80 year mystery.

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Central Coast for President’s Day Weekend

We do like it over here.
Vandenberg AFB is affordable for lodging and it is located well for what we like to do.

Among The Joshua Trees

It was one of those……………..Get the hell out of Dodge kind of things

Missus ORPO and I are ensconsed at The Vandenberg Inn on Beautiful Vandenberg AFB……………………Sixty Bucks a night with no taxes beats the hell out of One Hundred Twenty Bucks a night with taxes………………………………….at the Motel 6 in Pismo Beach!

We made a brief stop at the Von’s in Grover Beach after dinner at Fin’s Bar and Grille down on the beach…………………………..

This is one of the flavours I acquired………………………….

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Something missing………………………………….

Easier to just link it………………………………………..

http://oldretiredpettyofficer.blogspot.com/2015/02/something-missing.html

A comment on Facebook……………from OldAFSarge………

“As another great man might have said, “It is to weep.””

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Passages. Sad Passages.

Brownsville, Texas
It is where ships go to die.
Forrestal and Saratoga are unrecognizable.
Constellation arrived a couple of weeks ago.
The three Good Ships I made cruises on are in the queue. Independence, Ranger and Kitty Hawk.
Yeah.
It hurts.
Old friends they are to so many who chose the sea.
The times are indeed, a changing.
Passages.

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