Can-Am Weekend

BBQ at Fran’s house on Friday night…good times!

Early morning Saturday morning I took a walk (minus Lucy) to get a fresh cup of coffee from Chrissy Beanz. While downtown, I was able to see the set-up of the ‘Taste of New York’ and other attractions for the Can-Am Festival.

This weekend has been particularly hard because the majority of 1st Brigade returned from a year-long tour in Iraq. I am glad that these men and women have returned safely but I can’t help but miss Clay even more by seeing soldiers returning to their families.

Christie and I at ‘The Taste of New York.’

After too much wine…..Fran got a kick out of the names of some of the wines. When I read The Seneca Steamer I only thought of one thing…

Gordon Lightfoot?
After sampling a lot of wine, I slept for the majority of the afternoon. Good times.
* Originally posted at The Sour Patch Kid Experiment (deleted 2007) on July 27, 2006. Recovered courtesy of in 2012.

Welcome to “Camp Hell”

Here is an interesting article published by The Seattle Times. Written by Kim Barker of the Chicogo Tribune, the article makes reference to Clay’s unit (3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division) and describes the conditions in southern Afghanistan.

Mentioned in the article is a medic killed on June 28th who carried a picture of his wife and newborn son with him wherever he went….she lives across the street from me.

“Camp Hell”


* Originally posted at The Sour Patch Kid Experiment (deleted 2007) on July 19, 2006.