Thursday, February 19, 2009

19 Feb 2009 and 1945

64 years ago today, My Marine ancestors landed on a tiny island of black volcanic sand less than 600 miles from the mainland of Japan. it's name Iwo Jima:
Here is how it looks today:

Here is how looked 64 years ago today:

Here is My day of Glory atop Mt Suribachi: My re-enlistment 2001. The importance of the battle to Marines today is demonstrated in pilgrimages made to the island, and specifically the summit of Suribachi. Marines will often leave dog tags, rank insignia, or other tokens at the monuments as an homage. One of mine does
Here are 2 great photos of Mt Surabachi with my favorite airplane in the world in the foreground:

Here is perhaps the most recognized photo of the battle:

Thank you Joe Rosenthal, and the Marines and Sailors who made this possible by the sacrifices they made during this battle and all the other ones.
To the six in this picture: Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block, and Michael Strank did not survive the battle; the three survivors John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, and Ira Hayes. thank You and Semper Fidelis!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Wine review/JSM Pinot Noir

Howdy campers, this weeks wine review is brought to you by our good friends at PJM Wine Review inc LLC. That's me.
Here is another great example of a great flavorful wine that you can enjoy every night without breaking the bank. I got this one at Stew's for $4.99. That's right less than 5 bucks.
This one is a keeper, it has just enough tannins to make it tart enough to drink and has the perfect amount of fruit hints that makes it a sweet pleasure to drink. So if you can find it and like Pinot, here is good buy that you will enjoy.
My Muse says this wine reminds her of me. the right amount of sweet and tart. Thank you for your review Lil!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Wine review: 3 Blind Moose

Hello Again everyone, here is this weeks review on wine under $15.00 USD.
This weeks wine is; 3 Blind Moose, a Merlot from California. This one is a serious contender for a great everyday wine! The sharp crisp tannins in it corresponds nicely with the berry and other fruit hints in it. It is a smooth drinker with a bite and a nice medium finish. We paid less the $9.00 USD for this one. Want to impress your friends try a blind taste with this one, they will be surprised. Many thanks go out to my Wine tasting partner and all around Best Friend, Lil for all that she does to help me with these tastings and everything else!