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    Posted: 18 hours 40 minutes ago at 7:20pm
Been working remote since 2020 and decided to move to New York recently. Things have been going really well here so far, going to be a hot summer.
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He liberated a camp....I can't imagine doing all that fighting just to top it off with that, that's brutal. 
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We spent two weeks retracing my grandfather's footsteps through the war. My mom had always wanted to take the trip, so she and my dad footed the bill for the entire family. Flew into CDG Airport in Paris (Never do this, their customs is atrocious and will go on strike at the peak of passengers unloading from planes) from there we hit:

  • Commonwealth Beaches and Battery Longues

  • Bayeux France (Stayed at the hotel where Ike, Omar, and Monty stayed

  • Omaha & Utah Beaches

  • Back to Paris

  • Brussels

  • Westwall and Hurtgen Forest

  • Aachen

  • Duren

  • Cologne

  • Remagen

  • Koblenz

  • Mainz

  • Colmar (France)

  • Strausburg (France)

  • Tamer (Where my grandfather crossed the Rhine yet again)

  • Worms

  • Lots of little towns south of Innenstadt where he bivouacked for a period of time.

  • Wurzburg (If you're ever here, there are some really good restaurants in town and one hell of an outdoor bar, Hennes Kiosk, in front of the Hotel Walfisch that sees the sun set behind the Marienberg Fortress

  • Jossa (another Bivvy for a period of time)

  • Bamburg (worth a stop in the city center, good restaurants, beautiful river, very relaxed

  • Nuremberg, including the Zeppelin Field, Courthouse, and old city

  • Dachau (Grandfather was with the Rainbow Division when they liberated it)

  • Munich (one hell of a town!)

  • Berchtesgaden

  • Eagle's Next (Kehlsteinhaus)

  • Back ton Munich where we flew out the next day



I'd love to go back. My son LOVED the whole trip.
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I'm extremely jealous.
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When you get to the last episode and they are in the "Eagle's Nest" (Kehlsteinhaus is it's name now). I was there last year.





It's a restaurant now. That's the Italian red marble fireplace that Mussolini donated to the project behind us. I had some good Goulash, a Hoffbrauhaus Munchen Helles, and a delicious chocolate torte when we were there. Rained like cats and dogs the entire time we were on the mountain.
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Memorial day weekend means Band of Brothers marathon. 
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I was just thinking about you the other day Andy! Glad to hear things are working out for you in the end!
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Had a random curiosity if this forum was even around. Surprised that I even remembered my password.
I dropped out of high school, went to trade school. Moved to Saskatoon for 12 years as a semi truck mechanic in a shop I hated , got married, moved to Vancouver Island, work at an amazing shop as a lead mechanic and we have a baby on the way.
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Originally posted by choopie911 choopie911 wrote:

After 10 years in San Francisco I'm switching coasts and giving New York a shot.

NYC T&O meetup?
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Originally posted by choopie911 choopie911 wrote:

After 10 years in San Francisco I'm switching coasts and giving New York a shot.

Here I am hoping I can give Canada a shot. 
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Congratulations, Scotchy! I hope you, the wee bairn, and mum are all doing well!
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After 10 years in San Francisco I'm switching coasts and giving New York a shot.
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Me and the bird did a sprog a couple of weeks ago.
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Nope. Hopefully he'll get a real Buick one day. A 1965 Skylark, even.

His grandpa DID promise to get him a John Deere pedal tractor though.
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Congrats! Did you buy a Buick pedal car yet?
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Congrats!
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Congratulations! That's awesome! Being a dad is awesome once you get past the unending tiredness that comes with a newborn. Good luck brother!
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I had a kid. Well, more specifically my wife did. I really didn't do much.

No pics because I simply don't know how to host images these days, but Ray Thanon Glass was born 12-28-22, 12:16a, 19.5", 6lb. 9oz.

Yay!
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Way to go Whale! Get that tenure brother!!!!!
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