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Any Port in a Storm

Richard sauntered into his favorite drinking establishment in the city to grab a quick beer and some bar snacks. Unfortunately, the place was packed, mostly with uniformed sailors loudly celebrating Fleet Week. 228 more words


Harbor Wall, 1970

Fleet Week ships docked along the harbor wall, 1970. The Rose Festival carnival is visible in the background. SW Harbor Drive used to dominate the area where Waterfront Park is today. 24 more words


Just Like a Tree

Ok, it’s time to backtrack and fill in the gaps I missed in this travel log due to illness and tragedy.  The food poisoning I suffered on May 27 and the tragedy of the fatal parachute accident May 28 gave me more important things to do than write about my travels during Fleet Week.  1,061 more words



I find stereotypes really interesting. Not saying I agree with them – or even disagree with them: I just find them interesting. For instance, people say New York is dirty and crazy and the people are rude and crazy. 276 more words

Fleet Week Fun!

USACU is excited to once again participate in the Portland Rose Festival by hosting a booth at this year’s Fleet Week at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.  74 more words


Hell's Kitchen

When I booked my hotel, I couldn’t tell you with any certainty that I knew the hotel would technically be falling in Hell’s Kitchen. I was choosing a hotel for (semi-)quality and proximity to what would be our Air BNB for the following two nights. 190 more words

Three Miles A Day

It Was NOT Suppose to End This Way

It was NOT suppose to end this way, but it did. What was supposed to be (for me, anyway) the final triumph, the final “hurrah” of my career before retirement instead became a very sobering reminder of the dangerous nature of the jobs we do. 602 more words