Spring Rod Run 2010 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
A few photos from this set
Plot summary: In April, 2004, casualties mount in Iraq. At Quantico, choices focus on increasing troop strength or only replacing casualties. Lt. Col. Mike Strobl crunches numbers. Stung by his superior’s rejection of his recommendation because he lacks recent combat experience, Strobl volunteers for escort duty, accompanying the remains Pfc. Chance Phelps, killed at 19. [...]
I’ve enclosed a check for the remainder of taxes that I owe you. Please use this money as best you can to ensure that our current wars are continued indefinitely, you continue your expansion and takeover of our medical system and whatever other private sectors you deem necessary, and you continue to pay our legislatures their high price tag to pass such wonderful and much needed legislation. Please continue to erode away our liberties and freedoms, because I know you have my best interests at heart, and please don’t forget to spend much more than what I’m sending you on my behalf to ensure that our National Debt continues to rise as fast as it has in recent months.
With much sarcasm,
Today out of the blue, my brothers and I went and bought some fishing rods and went out to Carters Lake for a little while. I say I’ve never been fishing before, because when I did, it was with my grandparents back when I was too small to remember. There was no biting at all that we experienced, yet I can see why fishing appeals to people. It’s calm and relaxing, and as long as you have patience, would be a great way to spend some time outside. Mom and Dad rode out and spent a little while with us, which gave Dad the fever to get his license sometime and join us. He said he hasn’t been fishing since he was a kid either, and wants to do it with us again sometime.
Check out this payment information from the statement on one of my credit cards. I’ve never ever been late on a payment, and have actually never carried a balance on the card, because I thought the regular APR was too ridiculous to pay in the first place. Much less the Penalty APR. Minimum payments would make a measly $1100 balance drag out for 21 years!
My friends, if we tend to the things that are important in life, if we are right with those we love and behave in line with our faith, our lives will not be cursed with the aching throb of unfulfilled business. Our words will always be sincere, our embraces will be tight. We will never wallow in the agony of ‘I could have, I should have.’ We can sleep in a storm. — , Have A Little Faith