As the wife and I sit in California awaiting the start of the Preakness, my thoughts drift back to 1969 and those days when I first entered the Army. After finishing basic training at Ft Dix in New Jersey that March, I reported to Ft Holabird, the US Army's Military Intelligence School located in the gritty Dundalk area of Baltimore.
I was at Ft Holabird that spring from the end of March to the end of May taking an Intelligence Analyst course. We had some great Marines in our class as well, and one weekend we got into a brawl on the softball field playing members of another class. I remember the gritty sports bars in the area, Colgate Creek, going to Pimlico and the Preakness, seeing the Orioles and many wonderful ballplayers they had (including Brooks Robinson), going to a Jimi Hendrix concert, the EM club and the famous pig sisters.
Next stop: Vietnam.
The Prekness always brings these memories back, every year.
I received the link to this video about the Sokhna Trip 2010 from the "Bikers in Egypt' group on Facebook. It truly is a small world. So watch the video, turn up the sound, and enjoy the ride! You'll find the link to the video at the page below.
After Tim Clark hit driver off the 14th tee, Johnny Miller said this about his blind second shot from that location, "You gotta be smoking something to go at that pin." Clark did, and hit a brilliant shot to 18 feet to make par.
No person living or dead, has ever captured the heart and soul of America in four frames the way Garry Trudeau has for so many years in his classic strip, 'Doonesbury'. Piquant and succinct, eloquent and expansive, unyielding in his defense of every person standing up to arrogance and intimidation, his warm heart and manifold spirit provide the echo in the darkness that helps me through many a depressing day.
The 2 wheel muse is seeking new stories and pictures from anyone with a story to tell about motorcycles, past or present. Visit the site at the link below and read the stories and view the pictures submitted by others from around the globe.
So write up a story and submit it to the muse, or make it just pictures with a line or two. The muse is waiting to publish your piece. Whether it is a story about your first bike, your club, a memorial piece for a fallen friend, or a motorcycling adventure, all are welcome. And after it is published, you'll have a link to share with friends and family as well.
Follow the link below to enjoy a visual journey: a hiking traverse of the northern peaks of the Presidential Range in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Enjoy the rugged beauty of New Hampshire's high country as the author travels from Lakes of the Clouds Hut to Madison Spring Hut. Along the way are numerous views of the southern peaks, Mt Washington, Mt Clay, Mt Jefferson, Mt Adams, Thunderstorm Junction, and Mt Madison.
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