Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11th

Today is the anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks by hijacked airplanes. 11 years have gone by and though Facebook has many pictures posted of the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and even a few from the Pennsylvania site, this simple video from Budweiser captures the simplicity of our grief.

The following Budweiser commercial was made after 9/11. It was aired only once so as not to benefit financially from it. It's a lovely tribute acknowledging the event.

So, while we remember the several thousand killed in New York City, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, remember how we all felt on September 12th. Remember the feeling of unity and patriotism that spread across the nation. Remember the flags which were waving everywhere we looked. No one asked which party was at fault, if any, we all pulled together to heal. On the anniversary of that day, remember September 11, 2001, but BE the person you were on September 12th.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

BNB Ep 22 Tumacacori Historical State Park, Arizon

I visited Tumacacori National Historical Park on my last trip down to Green Valley. They are preserving this mission, not restoring it. It played a major role in the Anglicanization of the Santa Cruz Valley region of Arizona.


I'm trying out different camcorders, so please be patient!

Monday, July 2, 2012

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Shoutouts: @Shayna who won the first prize package of the new show. I put together a few bits and bobs from past trips, including the one to the UK I just got back from and since she is here in Boise, I was able to 
give her the prizes over lunch. Now, next time I have a contest or giveaway, enter! It'll be easy, and you
never know what you'll get for sending an email or commenting on the show notes.

A lot has gone on in my life, births, death, family moves...

During my first trip down, I had a chance to hop over to Yorba Linda California to the Richard M Nixon

Library and Birthplace.

I took video of each part of the Library and it's up on the feed. In fact, this video as of the first of July
has had more downloads/visits than any other episode. Thank you.


The good news is, my granddaugher Amelia Rose arrived on May 14!! She is beautiful, of course, and I'm a very happy grandmother that she and my son and daughterinlaw moved back to Boise from Colorado Springs. If you've been listening to the news this week, you'll know that most of the western states in the US are having a terrible time with wild fires, and Colorado Springs, home of the US Air Force Academy has been one of the hardest areas hit. They have had over 300 homes destroyed and 20, 000 acres burned. And it's not over yet. 

This is a very dry summer, and very hot. Keep all those in danger in your thoughts.

October Trip Clue:

1. I'm going to a city I've never been to before.
2. It's in the United States.

Countries which have had downloads:

Viet Nam
Saudi Arabia
United Kingdom

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Last Officer from the 28th Maori Battalion died last week. John Hone Hikitia Te Rangi Waititi, a member of
the 28th (Māori) Battalion passed away on Monday 25 June 2012, at the age of 91.

The 28th (Māori) Battalion, more commonly known as the Māori Battalion, was an infantry battalion of the New Zealand Army that served during the Second World War. It was formed following pressure on the Labour government by some Māori Members of Parliament (MPs) and Māori organisations throughout the country which wanted a full Māori unit to be raised for service overseas. The Māori Battalion followed in the footsteps of the Māori Pioneer Battalion that served during the First World War with success, and was wanted by Māori to raise their profile, and to serve alongside their Pākehā compatriots as citizens of the British Empire. It also gave a generation of people with a well-noted military ancestry a chance to test their own warrior skills. {Wikipedia}

Our opening music today was Too Impatient for LA by Douglas Cameron- I may have mentioned that he played at my retirement party back on the Fourth of July 2009.

Other music:

Logo Te Pate        Havili         Te Vaka
Regrets                           Almaya Huntley
Pink Panther Lindy Hop Blues   Paul Tillotson Trio
Super Star       Songs for the Emotionally Impared Michael Behm


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Monday, June 4, 2012

Richard M Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace

The Richard M Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace is in Yorba Linda, California. I visited it in April of this year while I was visiting my mother for a week. Even though he was born in the house still on this property, and I grew up in Orange County, I had never been here before. It was a beautiful day, warm for April, and the video above includes inside the museum and library, the Rose Garden, the actual house where he was born and was a child (with narration from the docent) and the Pat Nixon Exhibit.

 The Pat Nixon Exhibit is a temporary one for one year, so I was lucky to see it. She was one classy lady.

From the official website:

November 10, 2011 Opening
The Nixon Library’s third opening of 2011. announcement
On November 10, 2011, the Nixon Library opened formerly restricted materials from five Watergate-related transcripts of the Nixon White House tapes. These transcripts are being released in conjunction with the National Archives’ opening of the nearly three hundred page transcript of former President Richard Nixon’s grand jury testimony on June 23 and June 24, 1975.

The Nixon Library has a great gift shop, so be sure to stop on that page of the website too! I was able to pick up a few official White House Easter Eggs

White House Easter Egg Roll Souvenir Eggs

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Monday, May 28, 2012

LaTrobe Uni video- Enjoy!

If you are receiving this, you probably know about iTunes for Podcasts. But, have you ever looked into iTunes U?? You can get some great programs there, University level lectures, and all for free. I've listened to a 25 lecture series on both the American Revolution and the Civil War.

This video is the joining of two different videos from LaTrobe University in Australia. All credits are at the end of each video. I found them to be both amusing and informative.

Please leave a comment on here or at www.boiseandbeyondpodcast.blogspot.com if you liked it!!

I thank LaTrobe University for sharing their classes with the general public, and hope I can generate more traffic their way.

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

30 Minutes you Won't Want Back

I heard about President Obama agreeing to send troops into Uganda several months ago. As Retired Military, all I could think was, "Uganda?? Really? How is our National Defense at risk there?"

I wish this video had been available before the troops were approved to be deployed.

Thank you, President Obama. You listened to the People. Please keep the advisers in Uganda until this criminal despot murderer has been captured.

Friday, February 24, 2012

BNB 43 1/2- Royal Marines Museum

This show was recorded at the Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth, England on 15 Feb 2012.

The volumn is a bit low as I wasn't expecting to record anything and it was all done on my iPhone. The docent who begins the recording was quite the character, and I just thought I'd be recording his bit, but as we went into the museum, it was filled with sounds, music and audio which I thought you might enjoy.

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There won't be any added music, as there is plenty during the show already.

Intro from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, the Captain General of the Royal Marines

From the RMM website:

"Explore the fascinating history of the Royal Marines. Take a walk through history from 1664 and learn about the lives of the extraordinary people who have become Royal Marines. Follow a recruit through training and on to deployment around the world, then creep through the jungle, marvel at the medal collection and take a trip down memory lane in our WW2 home front kitchen. Finish your day in our award winning café The Quartermaster’s Kitchen and our Museum shop and enjoy our seafront location."

"The Royal Marines have a unique place in the country's armed services. They were rated in 1664 as sea soldiers and, even after 340+ years, their fundamental role remains much the same."


Southsea, Portsmouth, along the seafront.

The Museum is open everyday throughout the year 10-5, but closed over Christmas.
Opening Times

7 days a week, 10am to 5pm

Open all Bank Holidays except Christmas,

Admission Prices as of 1 Jan 2012

Adult £7.95
Senior £5.95
Children £5.50 (under 5 free)
Student £5.50
Disabled £3.50 – with free admission for one Assistant
Family Ticket £21.50 – for two adults and up to four children

Annual Pass

If you are a UK tax payer become a Gift Aid visitor and receive free entry to the Museum for a year from the

date of your visit. Fill out a Gift Aid form on arrival at the Museum.

Includes school holiday activities but excludes special events.

"We offer free school sessions at the Royal Marines Museum. All school sessions at the museum are facilitated by members of our Learning Team. We offer sessions for key stages 1 to 4 as well as further & higher education. The sessions are active, interactive and hands-on. We try to make full use of the museum, its grounds and our excellent teaching collection of artefacts. Our education provision includes a menu of prepared sessions that cover topics including World War II and Remembrance as well as science & citizenship sessions. We try to work in consultation with teachers to tailor the sessions to meet the school's needs. We will even consider building bespoke sessions to meet your needs.

Our school sessions

We offer a wide menu of free sessions for schools. Each session is built from a selection of activities including activities in our grounds, activities in our galleries and handling artefacts from our collection.

Usually we start the session by giving the group a little taste of Royal Marines drill. We get them into formation and give them some simple orders. It makes for a fun start to the session.

Where appropriate we try to finish by having some of the group dress up in our teaching collection uniforms.

It's a fun, interactive photo opportunity as well as being a chance to reinforce some of the messages of the session. If none of these sessions are quite what you're looking for, please contact us and we'll do what we can to accommodate you."

If you are a local to the Portsmouth area, you might concider becoming a "Friend" of the museum which has many benefits, not the least of which is one years free admission to the museum and free all day parking. We paid 2 pounds for 3 hours parking which was just enough for a visit, but for 20 pound individual or 26 pound family annual pass... the parking alone will make up the savings. The car park is as close to the beach as you can get, off street, and easily accessible for all ages and abilities.

The Museum website is www.royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk
Twitter: @royalmarinesmuseum