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post #1 of 725 Old 12-03-2012, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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2013 Travels of the Old Warhorse

OK OK... Maybe I am jumping the gun a little bit but last year I started over a thousand miles too late. The plan is to leave home on Friday and head south down the coast on 101. Our first layover will be in Florence Or. to spend a little time with my granddaughter Onyx.


The rain let up for a little while this weekend so I drove to the top of Comecox hill that over looks Astoria to take a few jump off pics. The monument in the background was for Chief Comecomly with Clatsop Beach behind and the Big Pond beyond it.
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Even rode the old Warhorse to the Olney Church on Sunday. Well we are not the only church in Olney but we are the oldest.
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Gyro. Just curious- do you ever have problems with the police or other citizens who see the gun in its holster?

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I have only been stopped by the cops once and that was for driving too slow!!!

I was once accosted by a lady outside of Radio Shack for having an evil gun on my bike.... I asked her if I should have decorated my bike with satanic skulls and lewd women? Outside of that everyone seems to like it... Ohhh except my big brother.
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Good answer! Last summer there was a reenactment of the storming of the beaches on D-Day here on the sand dunes in SW michigan by the group "Lest we forget". What an amazing experience. Started with paratroopers jumping out of a B-52. There were tanks and the landing craft with the fronts that open. Soldiers were fully dressed in vintage uniforms. The equipment present was amazing. The noise of the bombs and guns was deafening- even a flamethrower. Met a Medal of Honor winner named Herschel Williams who was a flamethrower on Iwo Jima. Very moving experience. All the gear was owned and maintained by private citizens as a hobby.
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I would like to attend one of those big reenactments some day.
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Herschel Williams is a very modest man:

Hershel Williams, Medal of Honor, WWII - YouTube

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Enjoy the ride gyrojunkie. Make sure to tell me if you happen to come 'round my neck of the woods (or flat prairie, however you look at it )

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Will do.... Our final destination is Fairbury Nebraska by way of Mexico.
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I have only been stopped by the cops once and that was for driving too slow!!!

I was once accosted by a lady outside of Radio Shack for having an evil gun on my bike.... I asked her if I should have decorated my bike with satanic skulls and lewd women? Outside of that everyone seems to like it... Ohhh except my big brother.
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