Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Work Trip photo-blogging

Thanks to the miracle of the wireless internet connection, Captain Holly is blogging from his hotel on the Olympic pennisula of Washington. I'm here for work-related training combined with a mini-vacation/personal business trip to the family cabin near Orofino, Idaho.


And speaking of which, here's the cabin. One can almost hear the banjo music playing....

Drove past Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton on the way up. My father worked there for a few months in 1942 as a machinist before he joined the Navy. It is the final resting place of DD 971, the USS David R. Ray, among others. Had I more time, I would have stopped and done tourist stuff there.


Washington isn't called the Evergreen State for nothing. There's green stuff everywhere when you get west of the Cascades; the Olympic pennisula is probably the best place to grow conifer trees on the face of the earth. Beautiful country. Makes me pine for my chainsaw...(okay, that was bad).

There's alot of Navy installations throughout the area. Which makes for an interesting contrast because the area is also crawling with hippies (Upside: Hippy chicks readily show off their boobs. Downside: In most cases, it's not a pleasant sight. Ugh). They set up cappucino shops and little cottage stores that sell wind chimes and macrame and silly lawn ornaments made out of old car parts.

And they all hate the military. But since calling the troops "babykillers" and spitting in their faces is considered a bit gauche even in Blue America, they're reduced to sporting bumper stickers with inane, self-contradictory slogans like "Support the troops -- Bring them home" on their Subarus.

More later this week (internet connection permitting).

1 Comments:

At 12:09 PM, Blogger Rosemary said...

Just how old are those hippie boobs, anyway? lol.

 

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