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02-26-2011, 11:02 PM #21So you call this your free country
Tell me why it costs so much to live
02-26-2011, 11:04 PM #22
02-26-2011, 11:27 PM #23
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- Glenn Dale Md, Heart of the P.G. County Fire Belt....
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02-27-2011, 07:58 AM #24"Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."
02-27-2011, 12:57 PM #25
02-27-2011, 04:47 PM #26
Oh boy this has turned into a barrel of laughs!.....When I am heading somewhere, I HATE sitting in traffic - I'd rather be moving on a local road than sitting on the highway.....
I have pictures from the base at Norfolk...lol...my Dad kept telling me to stop taking pictures of the ships before we got in trouble haha.....should go see where they are.....
I think I'll be printing this thread out and taking it with me for reference on my trip - rofl....
Oh - I will be heading down OUTSIDE of DC/Philly/Baltimore etc....will touch base with you guys who are in the area when the time gets closer! .... Have to check into one or tow of the hotels mentioned too for my overnight on the way down. I'll atually have a little 'extra' pocket money - was able to trade in points for my night in DC and am only shelling out $40- for that night instead of $150!
02-27-2011, 05:54 PM #27
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Last edited by FWDbuff; 02-27-2011 at 05:57 PM."Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."
02-27-2011, 05:56 PM #28
While the ship is not open to the general public at this time, I can make some phone calls and get a firefighter friend a tour from the bilge all the way up to the wheelhouse. Let me know if you are interested.
http://www.zunitamaroa.org/"Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."
02-27-2011, 07:22 PM #29
that would be AWESOME FWD......one question though - can you check if it would be possible to bring someone (Dad) with me? He is actually in the USCG Aux. although right now he isn't too active.....
02-27-2011, 08:01 PM #30"Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."
02-28-2011, 07:32 AM #31
Cool!...I will send you a PM with possible dates - my brother and nephew are flying in for the weekend too - so not sure what our plans will be for each day.....THANKS! My step-mom said my Dad would LOVE this!
02-28-2011, 11:15 AM #32
Other than telling you stay in I-81 and then I-64to stay away from the garden state, once you get in the Tidewater area plan to go to Norfolk's and take this harbor cruise.
Also you can visit the USS Wisconsin and other great sites.
Pay no attention to fruit loops. He is just a school kid in Williamsburg/James City County and unless he is with an adult he doesn't venture across the James River.
I'll drop you a pm on this as well. Your pm file is full!!
Last edited by CaptOldTimer; 02-28-2011 at 11:22 AM.Stay Safe and Well Out There....
Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers
02-28-2011, 11:51 AM #33
CoT - I've cleaned out my PM box, you can resend!
02-28-2011, 12:52 PM #34
02-28-2011, 01:09 PM #35
02-28-2011, 03:20 PM #36Stay Safe and Well Out There....
Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers
02-28-2011, 11:15 PM #37
Granted that may be true, but I've only been to the more lower class areas of Norfolk because that's where the hobby shops and smaller more bargin shops are, but I would not be caught out at night in either Norfolk or Newport News. And I think you would agree too.
03-01-2011, 03:43 AM #38
Last time I went down I-81 in PA it was mostly clear sailing, except for that one-lane stretch southbound between Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton.
Another option is to take I-83 south out of Harrisburg, then pick up I-95 south of Baltimore. That means putting up with the Capital Beltway, however, and that's often a zoo, depending on what time you hit it.
If you really want to get adventuous, go to Balto, take I-97 to US301, which will take you to Richmond, where you can pick up I-64....
Enjoy your trip!Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.
Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.
03-01-2011, 10:39 AM #39
I called the Director of Operations of the Zuni/Tamaroa this morning. Unfortunately it does not look like they will be able to accomodate you this weekend, as they will be moving the ship from it's current location to another location tomorrow. It is unknown what the conditions for access will be like once they reach the new location. They will not accept visitors unless the brow is able to be dropped onto a solid pier, and they dont know exactly where they will be at the new location, not to mention they may not be able to access the ship on weekends. I was asked to pass on regrets from the foundation as they hate to turn down visitors, especially ex-Coasties and Navy personnel. Please keep the ship in mind the next time you are in the area.
As for me, when/if you will be passing through, if you want to meet up if the time is mutual for both of us lets do it. I will probably be busy Friday and Saturday with funeral stuff for a friend who passed suddenly yesterday. But gimme an idea of when/if you'll be passing through and mebbe we can arrange something."Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."
03-01-2011, 10:53 AM #40
Some pics of me with a Naval JROTC class aboard the Zuni/Tamaroa, doing some damage control/firefighting training back in the spring of 2002. I am the tall buff looking dude with the high and tight haircut, sunglasses, and navy blue uniform.
Somewhere else in the picture galleries are some shots of myself and my father doing some repair work on one of the fire pumps, and some shots of me preparing dinner one night for the crew out on the steel beach."Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."
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