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    texasdad
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    Welcome, to the BMWMOA

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    Quote Originally Posted by navy_grape View Post
    There seems to be a good number of folks in the area. We live down in Athens.

    About the screen name. I recently retired from the Navy. If you have ever seen the movies about aircraft carriers, you know we are identified by the job we do by the color of jersey we have. I was a purple shirt (AKA Fuelie) So the nickname Navy Grape has just kinda stuck.

    Looking forward to getting to know some of ya'll

    Cheers,
    The Grape
    Passed thru Athens many times on way out of the state...far enough from Big D to miss a lot of the craziness...not that's a bad thing!

    I'll have to ask my son what color he wore...called himself a glorified electronics parts changer on the "jammer" jets. My mind forgets the correct name of the aircraft He was on the USS Stennis a few years back.

    As mentioned...Thanks for your service

    C'mon down toward San Antone/Austin and meet up for a ride sometime.

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    He was probably a green shirt working on EA-6B Prowlers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navy_grape View Post
    He was probably a green shirt working on EA-6B Prowlers.
    That's the aircraft! Thanks. And I found a snapshot of him & the pilot next to the aircraft holding an Astros banner while in a green shirt. He said he got the famous two handed signal about "pulling his head out of his a** " the first day on the deck
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    navy_grape
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    I put a picture on the Post a photo of your K bike thread so folks can put a face with the name.

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    howdy

    Welcome and this is a great place to hang.In really south Texas we do not have curves,but we do have wind all of the time.

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    Welcome!

    I just rode through Athens from Lufkin back to the Dallas area last week. There's some nice roads in east Texas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistercindy View Post
    Welcome!

    I just rode through Athens from Lufkin back to the Dallas area last week. There's some nice roads in east Texas.
    +1 The Davy Crockett National Forest is one of my E. Texas favorites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexanRT View Post
    +1 The Davy Crockett National Forest is one of my E. Texas favorites.
    That's exactly what I was thinking about. I took Hwy 7 from Lufkin through the Davy Crockett Nat'l Forest to Crockett, then meandered north on Hwy 19 to Athens. A very pleasant ride. In the early morning (before dawn when I left), I was in more of a hurry so I took 175 from Dallas to Jacksonville, then south on 69. For being major state highways, 175 and 69 are very nice, too. Particularly some stretches of 69.
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    Hello. Glad to have you here. We always welcome family members from TX, we have to as there are so darn many.

    Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
    Ride Well

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    Anybody in South Texas?

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    Welcome navy_grape

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