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Hanr3
11-27-2017, 10:55 PM
Hello All,

Been absent from the site for about a month now. Been kinda busy.
Veterans Weekend started out great. Meet up with a few Marine Corp buddies on Veterans Day for food, fishing, and catching up on our lives. While we may not speak to each other for years, we picked up right where we left off.
We meet in El Paso fro some breakfast at Woody's restaurant. Great food and service.
We got on the water about 8am and fished most of the day. Kept 29 Crappie, oddly enough that was our unit, 2/9. Ate Sloppy Does for lunch (heated on the grill on the pontoon boat).
Tried out the Slab picture taking method. lol

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Got off the lake and managed to get the fish cleaned before dark. Got back to the hotel, put the fish on ice, changed clothes and headed out to dinner and the VFW for after dinner refreshments. Had a great time and meet some new friends, some former military, most not. I can honestly say I never had an empty beer bottle all night long. Just like old times. lol
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2 weeks ago was opening deer shotgun season and I found myself in deer camp.
Managed to take a 6 pointer home from my ground blind.
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Last weekend was family time. We hosted Thanksgiving at our house again on Thursday. 19 guests and 7 dogs. Friday was spent storing the harvest decorations and preparing the house for Christmas. The kids/grandkids all showed up to help. Even managed to make the wife a new Charles Dickens Christmas Village stand between hunting and Thanksgiving.
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Saturday was spent in the yard, mulching leaves, taking the garden out, putting the garden fencing up, storing the patio furniture, and putting the boat up for the winter. Hated the last part. However between now and Christmas I have 3 Thomas the Train toy boxes to build and maybe a sewing table for the wife?

Hope you all had a great Veterans Day and Thanksgiving!

ad1974
11-28-2017, 04:35 AM
Sounds and looks like some good times.I put my boat away this past weekend as well,that's always a bummer.

crp4570
11-28-2017, 06:18 AM
Great post. The wife liked that ladder idea. I’ve got buddies too that no matter the length of time between visits we just pick up where we left off. Glad you had good times.

BAMA S
11-28-2017, 06:32 AM
Good times for sure.

Ketchn
11-28-2017, 06:36 AM
Busy busy .....nice read ....family and friends and the great outdoors...yeah buddy

Redge
11-28-2017, 06:40 AM
Wow you have been busy! Nice grandkid picture, they are all smiles!


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stormcloud
11-28-2017, 07:23 AM
That's the American dream right there. I enjoyed the read. Thanks for sharing.

sinkermaker
11-28-2017, 09:09 AM
That was a busy 3 weeks but packed full of joy. Excellent pictures and read thanks for sharing with us

Hanr3
11-28-2017, 07:21 PM
Thanks all!
We are blessed in many ways.

wicklundrh
11-28-2017, 08:21 PM
As Marines, we can be away for decades, meet up, and never skip a beat. A brotherhood like no other. Hard for outsiders to understand. Fortunately, I do!

Great way to catch us all back up on your life.

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skeetbum
11-28-2017, 08:35 PM
Very busy indeed! Always good to catch up with friends and family, and sometimes they are one in the same. I have a few friends like you describe, out of touch for lomg periods and just like we saw each other yesterday.

"D"
11-28-2017, 11:52 PM
Sounds like an awesome month to never be forgotten. Thanks for the very enjoyable post. "D":santa

SeaRay
11-29-2017, 12:16 AM
LOL You guys put your boat up for the winter we put ours up for the summer. Got so hot here by June i parked mine until last month. Christmas decorations look great H3.

skiptomylu
11-29-2017, 09:15 AM
Looks like a lot of fun and good times for all! Thank you for your service!

Skip

trypman1
11-29-2017, 09:38 AM
Great report and read. Thanks!