I’m headed to the UK for a couple of weeks and will be hanging with some of the buddies I made when I lived there (mumbles) years ago. There will be visits to bases at Plymouth and Credenhill in Herefordshire as part of a 40th Anniversary for a motley crew of seconded American officers. I may post the odd blog or I may not. I have no plans either way.
Speaking of kilts…
After all of these years, it must be possible to get a proper root beer float in the UK? I asked around and the ‘answer is still no’. It’s the litmus test for culture. I recall making sloppy joes and serving them to my British friends and forcing them to eat them with their hands (not with a knife and fork). The comment ran that “they’re so sloppy”. Yes, that’s the genius isn’t it?
|LL, training with the DLC|
Cuisine aside and culture notwithstanding, I’m sure that it will be fun.
LSP – And I will explain that the Dallas Light Cavalry (DLC) unit is a mixed Anglo-American outfit. So I’m still not completely divorced from the ‘old country’. No it’s not the SAS or 62 Commando, but it’s still comprised of a worthy bunch of cut-throats who know precisely where to fish for striped bass.
The barracks in Hillsboro, TX is run with an iron fist, and as with The Irish Guards, it has its own blue mascot that accompanies troops on parade.
Meanwhile, Back at Work
Note to John D. – Randy said we should be up and running in Texas by the time I get back. If true, we’re going to have to strong-arm LSP into showing us where that fishing hole is.
I leave you all with this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYgnXePZb2o (Jacobites vs Redcoats)