Friday, July 07, 2006

Moving across country

Well, here's some pictures of us getting started out of Fort Hamilton. Nothing like a PCS move to show you who your friends really are. First, my younger daughter had to say goodbye to her FIAO league teammates (Federation of Italian American Orgs). A few of them got together for a saturday practice (the threat of rain kept most away) and they gave her a special plaque because she was the only kid who wouldn't be returning next year. It's funny how we take all this moving around for granted. Apparently there are people in the world who live in the same exact place for several years at a time...strange but true.


Then it was time to get the quarters cleaned. The good news this time was that they are renovating our quarters so we didn't actually have to clean anything beyond the appliances. NOTE: Char-Broil brand grill cleaner works like nothing else I've ever tried, clorox, simple green, anything. It even works on enameled appliances. So that was one of the best clearings we ever had from quarters.




Then it was time to pack the truck...Our German Shepherd had spend a night in the empty quarters by herself, convinced that we were abandoning her (and us learning an important lesson for next move). So she staked out her territory early once she saw the truck and the suitcases.



Finally we got our gypsy caravan ready to move.



Everybody was pretty good during the trip...even me. We managed to avoid the rain and still make it the 14 hours back to Indiana...Man, I don't like those long drives. We even managed to miss most of the rain. Except here, when we stopped at Breezewood, PA. This has got to be one of the biggest truck/rest stops EVER. My wife and I realized that we've been coming through Breezewood for 12 years now...and we ALWAYS get ice creams at this McD's....

That's one of the things I love about the military...tradition.



Anyway, that's all for now.

Mike

2 Comments:

At 1:28 PM, Anonymous John said...

sir, I've stopped at that mcdonald's off the turnpike after many a family PCS myself.... small world.

Just finished a PCS of my own, good luck on yours!

 
At 6:31 PM, Blogger kosovodad (Mike) said...

John,
I saw that on your blog...where you off to now?

 

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