As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I had the opportunity to visit the town of Bisbee, AZ. It was a huge copper mine and the town is built upon the hillside as the mine expanded through the years. … Continue reading →
Boot Hill is actually a generic term for an old wild west graveyard devoted to gunslingers, strangers and paupers. The name derived from the phrase “he died with his boots on” (i.e., violently). The most famous one, though, is located … Continue reading →
Part of the last several weeks, I volunteered to help my brother move out to Arizona where he starts his new job. Driving a U-Haul across the country (1400 miles) is not a big deal, but it does take 3 … Continue reading →
My brother is on his way home from Iraq and should be arriving tomorrow night! =D I intend to be there at the base to greet him and will most likely spend a great deal of time visiting with him over the weekend (if nothing else, to keep my nieces occupied for a while so he and his wife can get reaquianted 😉 ). After 6 years and 2 tours of Iraq, my brother is ready to process out of the Army and lead a civilian life again. He’s worried about finding a job in this economy since I’ve been looking for nearly a year and have yet to find something that doesn’t require me to relocate. Time will tell.
One thing that’s interesting to note is that the returning soldiers are complaining about 75°F being “freezing” to the point they bundle up in thermals and have heaters blasting in their bases in Iraq. I guess when you’re used to the normal temperatures of 120°F that is to be expected. It will also mean they will all get a shock on coming back to a climate with a 40°F high temp for the day.