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Discussion in 'The Club House' started by boatme98, Mar 6, 2018.
South Louisiana can get pretty weird !
I forgot my most recent.
When I moved to Tenn in 09, I rented a nice house on 15 acres on a lake. You drove off the main road up through a notch in the hills to the house.
The original road name was The Devil's Elbow. The area was named Bear Waller Gap.
My last home before moving to Tenn was a 66' motor yacht for about 14 years.
Sinop, Turkey is the closest place in what we used to call The Free World to the Soviet launch sites at Baikonur, Plesetsk & Kapustin Yar, which sounds like the city at the intersection of Mordor & the Klingon empire. Unit Motto: In God we trust, all else, we monitor.
The entire building was a vast vault - the place had safe style doors at the entrances - full of high tech gizmos by 1975 standards. Walking past the Teletype machines, clattering out encrypted Russian intercepts, and a clear English text comes through: Congratulations on your promotion, Sergeant This, Happy Birthday Private That, and they are both on duty at the moment...
guy is walking around outside on a smoke break, comes running in: you guys gotta see this. Go outside, hear buddabuddabuddabudda & whoosh and other strange sounds. look up, there's two MiGs with long tow cables towing a third MiG, and a furball of Migs shooting up the towed MiG.
Russian trawler in the Ada Kara - the black sea - with vast parabolic dishes on it. Trawler is doing the up and down thing on the choppy seas, dish pointed dead nuts at our dishes. It must be noisy and terrifying to work on the deck with those monstrosities flopping around at 20 degrees per second slew rates, staying on point on a riled up sea. We were waving cartons of American cigarettes and holding up Playboy centerfolds at Ivan & Boris.
The cooks made American wages, ten times what most Turks made, but they had to cook ham & bacon in an 85% Muslim country, so they were well off and pariahs at the same time.
I lived in an attic of an old dry goods store.
In the basement of what had been a church, entry was next to the gate to the graveyard.
FOB Bonillo...that is a war story
I did not live in these towns. But in Lancaster county Pa. There is a town Called Intercourse and Bird in hand.
When stationed in Germany, I lived in a 610 yr. old converted barn. From time to time you would catch a faint whiff of some kind of animal excrement.
The perfume a nature
I got my wife (Management) from Frankenstein, Missouri. Osage County.
For about 2 years BF and I lived and travelled in a 1978 VW Westphalia.
This isn't mine, all my pics of mine are actual old photographs.
This exactly like mine.
Bought it 1 year old in Colorado and travelled the SW., South, and East with it.
We had three dogs and two cats the whole time.
We'd stay in Natl Forests or private campgrounds, sometimes we'd rent a small house for a month and service the van and chill.
We sold it when we bought the factory in De.
Sorry never lived in a weird place or on a weird road or street !............
I'm with bobski on ships, FPO San Francisco address pretty much covers the Bering to the South China Sea and most of the Pacific,,, how they know whether you are in port or at sea was amazing, no internet back then.
but doesn't every place you move to get weird because you moved there?
My parents lived on "Turkey Lane"; I drove through a town in MO named "Poverty Flats"; lived in the Azores (Portugal) where the Army sailed the boats, the Navy flew the planes, and the Air Force "cut grass and pumped grass". The Azores assignment was weird, but operationally made sense (which probably makes me "certifiable"). Look up "Only in the Azores" on Amazon: it was so true!
Dallas, there is a fair amount of truth to your latest post! My posting to the "Magic Kingdom" during ODS was mostly just another eye-opener.
I've lived on Duck Key and Goat Island.
That's just weird! I
that's by far the weirdest place anyone has mentioned yet!
Scariest as well.