Member Meet & Greet in North Carolina
I had an occasion to travel to the Raleigh-Durham area of NC, as I needed to collect my SIL, and bring her back to Wisconsin.
I had no intention of getting that close to Goldsboro, without taking the opportunity to meet one of our Mods, msgt/ret.
It was only another fifty miles (out of a thousand or so) and beside that, Gene bought my lunch at a nice BBQ, Chicken & Fish place.
If you get to Goldsboro, I recommend you try them (McCall's.) And if you're smart, you'll meet up with msgt/ret as well.
If you're NOT smart, you'll be smarter after you're done with lunch with the great man. I've not met a nicer gentleman.
As we were both armed, we didn't expect any trouble, and we got none ! We did leave McCall's with our bellies full (Sunday buffet.)
What a wonderful opportunity that was, and I'm so glad I didn't pass it up.
If you don't know, Gene was a Flight Engineer on three of USAF's largest aircraft, including the C-5. He's a smart, capable guy.
And I'm sure he played that F.E. panel like a virtuoso pipe organ player. That is one complex "systems" control panel !
Anyway, we broke bread together, talked about guns, airplanes, and life. It was a hoot.
If you get to Goldsboro, there is another legendary BBQ place, Wilber's, just a stone's throw from McCalls.
Either way, you might want to take one of your BBQ guns along - it's tradition, right ? :headbang:
Thanks, Gene !