Set a spell, take your shoes off, ya'll come back now, ya hear?
I'm pretty sure a memorial opens today. Here's to us hopefully going another ten years, even more hopefully forever without an attack this this being committed on anyone, let alone even Americans.
A thoughtful picture. See you soon. BTW: I've learned a real appreciation for toilets while I was away. :)
Hubby spent a year in Greenland when he was in the Air Force.
Thanks for this picture.
God Bless the USA!
The flag I salute, but the flagpole looks like a giant fishing rod.
@YeamieWaffles: Forever would be fantastic, but unfortunately we're dealing with humans :-(@Laila: It's what separates us from the animals. @Eva: I flew over Greenland a number of times and, boy howdy, what a wasteland (this coming from a guy who's been to Iceland!).@Tony: You're welcome.@MaryA: Couldna said it better!@Gorilla: It actually was an HF whip antenna (if you look in the background, you can see the power cords and power coupler). Since the exercise was cancelled, we no longer had a need for it.
I thought the same thing as GB.Get home safely but not "back to normal." We wouldn't recognize you.xoRobyn
What a moving picture. Stopping by from Manzy's blog to say hello.
Hey Al, Stop over to my blog. I have something for you.Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck
LOVE this photo!
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@Robyn: Sadly, I think my "normal" ship has sailed.@My Journey: Glad you made it. Hope you stick around. Tomorrow I return to a regular post.@Manzanita: Thanks again! @Jennifer: Sure sign my memory is fading: I think I'm the one who took it. Story behind the picture: the sky is a beautiful blue, but it was frikkin' cold!@Jessica: Shoulda took on a charter boat.
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To be honest, until I saw this blog, I didn't even know there was a Naval base in Iceland. How was the weather that day? It looks windy as hell.
@Andre: Thanks! I'll be stopping by "your place" as soon as my plumber leaves.@Kid Shuffle: It opened during WWII to guard the sea lanes between the US/UK and the USSR. Later, it was meant to keep an eye on the Soviets (they have a BIG Navy base up around the corner). Sadly, they decommissioned the place a couple years ago and last I heard the Icelanders (who have NO military) use it for a community college and maybe some low-income housing. It was a beautiful place when I was there (in spite of me being there). If you get a chance, read "Red Storm Rising" by Tom Clancy. He nails it. And, yes, it was (always is, actually) windy as hell and very chilly that day.
@Andre: Your site won't let me leave a comment. But, I'm following you. What a useful blog (unlike my drivel)!