Well, we HAD started a rumor that you had been run over by a beer truck.....
Congrats on making it thru Basic, and being at Ft. Lee. If you get some free time, couple of local sights worth seeing-
1. Petersburg Battlefield- you have probably seen some of that doing your morning PT. Battle of the Crater stuff. Also Quartmaster Museum on post.
2. Petersbug Seige Museum.
3. Over in Hopewell, tiny little National Park site- Appomatox Manor- was where Grant had his HQ during seige of P'Burg.
4. On Rt 5, other side of the Benjamin Harrison Bridge over the James River, just down from Hopewell- Shirley Plantation. Been farmed by the Carter family since 1613.
5. While over on Rt 5, drive a few miles further down to Berkeley Plantation. Home of 2 US presidents, location of FIRST Thanksgiving in the US, location of first Bourbon whiskey anywhere, location where bugle call Taps was created.
Of course, I realize you are spending all your free time in the notorious fleshpots of Colonial Heights.....
PS- also some good fishing in the James- some 90 lb catfish around the Benjamin Harrison Bridge. If you need anything, let me know.