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Mike Martin
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Attended University of Kentucky
Lives in Yorktown, VA
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Staunton, VA Main Passenger Terminal

Staunton continues to be served by +Amtrak's Cardinal three days a week.

#transporttuesday  +TransportTuesday +Gene Bowker +Annie Irving 
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Ah, the joys of not having a car to worry about!  Even taking cabs to medical appointments is ever so much cheaper than having a car.  Of course if I were able to drive a car then I could be off exploring, but there are definite upsides to the non-driving life, not having to worry about parking being just one of them!
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The Latest in Fine Millinery for Milady, Colonial Williamsburg, VA

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Good set of circles.
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A Little Aviation Porn for #TransportTuesday

The Santa Fe, NM VORTAC
SAF VORTAC Santa Fe 043X 110.60 13E 4.8 nm

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+Ann Kennedy -Yes! That's why your Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range Tactical Air Navigation stations are seldom confused with Unidentified Flying Objects despite their superficial resemblance.
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I have to agree with you there +Mike Martin, Can;t seem to get enough of that stuff. I can have it with every meal.
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El Camino Family Restaurant, Socorro, NM

Good food and service. This sign and the interior were a visit back to the '70s. Cool.

#signsunday
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+Mike Perry - A senior discount is the more common practice here, too, Mike. Senior menus are not common.
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Old Covered Bridges of Northeast Kentucky

Spent the last day of a recent trip back home looking for these bridges. All are old, some have been moved or extensively rebuilt. Seemed like a good idea to photograph them while they're still with us.
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I hadn't ever seen this kind of bridges, thanks for sharing, interesting for me
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Happy 4th of July America! Thanks to the Founding Fathers for their Courage and Wisdom.

With Thanks to the Coasties for Sailing their USCGS Eagle to Yorktown
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Thank you on behalf of my father who I miss dearly...he was a soldier.
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+Mike Martin It's bad enough getting it off the pavements.
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We Raised Three Of These
Mistaking anyone in uniform for your parent was a common problem.
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I've always found it amazing how adaptable and out going children of career military families are in life.  I agree with +Carolyn Fahm lot's of valuable life lessons.  +Mike Martin nice share!
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"PowerPoint Makes Us Stupid"
James Mattis, General, USMC, Ret.

Anyone wanting to bring the US Dept of Defense to its knees has but to release a virus in the .mil domain that will delete every instance of powerpoint.exe.
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Glad I never bothered learning it. It's funny but Microsoft software usually gives me a rash.
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Memorial Day, 2015

Thinking about some of my fellow navigators who closed their logs too soon.

- Rod Hunter was the first guy from our navigator training class to get it. He was killed in an F-4 crash on the Hill AFB ranges. Rod's wife and mine still swap Christmas cards. Rod was the only guy I ever knew who liked hamburger meat on his pizza.
 
- Steve Nelson was second. Really a decent All-American kind of guy with red hair. We teased him that it was just as well he went to fighters since he had one hell of a time getting celestial. Steve rode in an F-111 outside Cannon AFB, NM.
 
- Greg Peppers loved being a single guy for all it's worth. He went to C-130s at Little Rock AFB and I went to Pope AFB. Saw him once or twice afterward but I lost track of Greg till I heard he was killed in a Blackbird MC-130 that went in the water off Korea during an exercise.
 
- Tom McMillan was the guy who called me when our daughter was born to tell me mom and baby were fine. Tom went to special ops and I saw him once at Rhein Main a year or two later. Tom was one of the eight GI's killed at Desert One on the Iran hostages rescue attempt.
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+Mike Martin Thank you for your service to Our Country, Mike.
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The Old San Miguel Mission Church, Socorro, NM

Somehow these old mission churches are fascinating. 

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+Carolyn Fahm - Yep, it's even older than the vaunted Jamestown, VA which settled in 1607.
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  • University of Kentucky
    Communications, 1974
  • University of Arkansas
    Operations Mgmt, 1986
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Not to brag... But I'm retired.
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  • US Air Force
    C-130 Navigator, et al, 1968 - 1994
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Yorktown, VA
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Lexington, KY - Rancho Cordova, CA - Fayetteville, NC - Framlingham, England - Jacksonville, AR - Scott AFB, IL - Yorktown, VA - Cam Ranh Bay, VN - San Angelo, TX
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Lovely, quiet Italian restaurant that serves the Best Pizza on the Virginia Peninsula. Great wait staff, very friendly and accommodating. You get the feeling very clearly that they're glad you came to visit and that they genuinely appreciate your business. Great touch is the background music - some of the old 50's and 60's crooners like Sinatra and Dean Martin.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 3 years ago
Definitely a fine place! I've been there three times for dinner and once for lunch. The food is really good and there's an extensive menu to choose from. I'm a beer drinker but my wife is very fond of their Margaritas. We'd been casting about for a new Mexican place after El Mariachi closed, and now we've found it. Absolutely give El Tapatio a try!
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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