Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy Birthday USMC

Take a moment to watch this short video while you enjoy your coffee and your freedom. And be thankful.

Happy Birthday USMC and Semper Fidelis

This year is the 239th Marine Corps Birthday. "On 10 November each year, wherever we are, we pause to celebrate the anniversary of our Corps, and reflect on who we are, what we do, and why we do it." — Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. (Produced by Headquarters Marine Corps Combat Camera)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Time to Weed

So many blogs and so little time. Lots of good reading in the blogs I follow (see the list on the right margin) but some have grown stale or abandoned, so I will begin weeding them out this week. If you see one you think you may like, grab the link and bookmark it. It may be deleted tomorrow. And right above the Blog Roll is the list of Favorite Sites. I'll leave them a little longer. If you come across a broken link, please let me know. Thanks. If I don't find something to write about soon, I'll have to delete myself. :-(

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl to visit Norfolk

HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl to Visit Norfolk

Click on this LINK to sail over to my Maritime Blog for more information.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Information on The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race is in my other BLOG >

Thursday, September 19, 2013

USCGC Eagle ~ Port Call

The Barque USCG C(utter) EAGLE makes a port call in Portsmouth VA, an Official Coast Guard City.

The majestic sailing ship, the Coast Guard Cutter EAGLE, provides USCG Academy cadets and officer candidates with their first taste of sea and salt air. Built in Germany in 1936 and recommissioned by the United States at the close of World War II, the EAGLE is the largest tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes.

EAGLE's home port is New London , Conn. , on the Thames River at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy. The EAGLE's primary mission is training for cadets and officer candidates. However, the Coast Guard accommodates requests for a limited number of port visits each year, when these do not interfere with the cutter's primary training mission.

(Rough Draft)
Photos and descriptions of the EAGLE's visit will be posted over the next few days.

Portsmouth VA is home to the Commander Fifth Coast Guard District and Commander Atlantic Area.

Semper Paratus (Always Ready)
By the USCG Band

Friday, September 6, 2013

I have become a Peetnik

Since my daughter has become a distributor for Peet's Coffee & Tea , I have been enjoying my favorite beverage to the fullest. Now I get to sample all the blends of the finest coffee I've ever tasted. I was never an aficionado, but I know good coffee.
So I did a little snooping on the Net and discovered that I'm not alone. When I Googled my favorite, Major Dickason's Blend, I was impressed with all the reviews. I have posted the links to some of them below.

from SAVEUR Culinary Magazine:
PEET'S COFFEE & TEA, MAJOR DICKASON'S BLEND (Berkeley, California; $12.95 for 1 pound) Established in 1966, Peet's was among the first American companies to source and roast beans to order. (In fact, when Starbucks started up, Peet's supplied it with coffee and trained its staff.) This blend of Central American and Indo-Pacific beans, the company's signature product, possesses a mellow nose and an intense but round, nutty taste.

Go to the website and find a source nearby. If you're fortunate enough to live on the Left Coast, you already know about Peet's and it's popularity. They even have outlets where you can sit and relax with friends while taking pleasure in sipping your brew. But for now, I'll enjoy mine on my patio, which is where I'm heading as soon as I brew a cup.

In my Daughter's Dining Room
* Added October 30 >

How to Make Instant Friends
When the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race participants gathered in Portsmouth for their annual (24th) festival and award ceremony, I shared some Peet's coffee with some of the crews. I think I brought smiles to many peoples' faces that weekend.



Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Meet Colonel Crawford

Come to Historic Olde Towne in Portsmouth, Virginia. Meet Col. Wm. Crawford and take the Tour. You'll be delighted, educated and entertained.
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