Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Vandenberg AFB, California ~ 20 March 2018
Posted on 03/19/2018 6:01:03 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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Today was a beautiful sunny day, but quite cold.
We are expecting snow on the first day of spring.
Today I went to visit an old friend of mine. She lives about 30 miles west of me at approximately the same Latitude.
However, to get to her house, one must travel NORTH on Rt 3 to the infamous “Braintree split”.
Then South on I93 (Which is actually NORTH on Rt 128)
Then SOUTH on I95 for many miles.
Then NORTH on I495 for as many miles as you just went SOUTH.
Then SOUTH on 126, turn left, WEST for a few miles, and the NORTH again.
A Giant ZIG ZAG of over 50 miles.
Sometimes I wish I could fly.
Shibumi has Passed? Last Post ten days ago.
I am so sorry to hear that.
No MBTA commuter rail out of North Station serving that area?
Nope...her little town is in the heart of darkness.
I found out today.
The guy was the genuine article. RIP
Hey my, just a bit of colon infection, treated and slowly healing.
Feeling a bit better but I'm going to lay low and rest, see ya soon!
Shibumi, Vietnam vet with a degree in English literature... RIP.
Sorry to hear Shibumi has passed away. I hadn’t seen any comments posted by him lately but didn’t realize anything so serious was going on with him. Sad news.
I just looked at a commuter rail map, and the nearest station to her is the end of the line at Forge Park 495 about 15 miles away. But that would necessitate driving all the way 10 miles SW to Abington, parking the car there, taking a train NE all the way into South Station in Downtown Boston, changing trains, and the traveling MANY miles SW to Forge Park 495, and arranging for someone to pick me up and drive NW to Hopedale. From the looks of it, probably 100 miles of travel in four different conveyances.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Glad you’re feeling a bit better at least. That stuff is rough and a butt-kicker. :-(
Thank you for letting us know, mylife.
My son was stationed at Vandenburg AFB and lived in the small town of Lompoc. He was training for the missile program while there, after which he was stationed at FE Warren AFB in WY, where he was...in his words on Linkedin...
“Missile Combat Crew Officer for the Minuteman III system. Earned Air Force Space Command Crew Member Excellence Award following five consecutive Highly Qualified evaluations, all as a Deputy. Was the experienced Deputy for 3 Combat Crew Commander upgrade evaluations.” He spent lots of time in the missile silos around the area in WY and NE.
It was a very interesting and pretty place to visit and we toured the launch areas and drove up Highway 101 to Santa Barbara and the Hearst Mansion just for fun.
He was good guy.
Swear he peeled potatos for hours the only time I met him.
Diced em up too, had a great mind.
Actually, I think that’s a different one. Not the Castle, just one of his OTHER mansions!
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