Tuesday, November 10, 2009
234 and counting!
Happy 234th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps! If there ever was a day to eat cake...this would be it! Next week at Nathaniel's squadron's birthday ball, you had bet your bottom dollar that I will. After watching the Oldest Marine present, the Youngest Marine present, and the Guest of Honor take the first bite, of course. Gotta love the many traditions of the corps.
Thankfully, I have yet to attend a birthday ball where the cake has run out. THAT would not be fun.
In the mean time, I'll leave you with this - a photo from the 2007 ball in Pensacola. Last year we were driving from Florida to California and celebrated together in Flagstaff, Arizona (there were beer samplers, desert, and a most excellent brew pub).
This year, I'm not really sure what's in store. I DO know that our ball is sometime next week...and I think I'll wear the same thing as I did 2 years ago (gasp!). I know, I know... major fashion faux pas. The good thing - is that no one in our NEW squadron has seen me in the gold dress. So everything is even. Just don't tell - thanks.
Additionally, I think our ball is being held near...Palomar... When I heard the news, I had initially planned on bringing my bike, and riding to the top the morning after.
Thankfully, I've since come to my senses.
Instead, Nathaniel and I will hike around the area and maybe take a day trip somewhere. Who knows. Ah - the joy of the off season + celebrations.
In all honesty - Happy Birthday to every Marine! Thank you for your commitment and sacrifice. And for picking the BEST uniform out there. Gosh, I still get tounge tied when I see Nathaniel in his dress blues. I knew I picked a good one...
Happy Birthday Marines!