Road Trip 2012 Warm Up

On May 15, 2012, in inJustice, by tommy

OK, I haven’t posted for a while. Here’s the story: Daddy’s youngest kid is now a 2nd Lieutenant serving in the Air Force. Some of you may remember taking said Lieutenant to Vandenberg Air Force Base last September was the subject of twitter hashtag #RoadTrip2011! Since going to Charlotte in September of this year will be #RoadTrip2012, going to Vandenberg to watch the 2nd Lieutenant graduate on May 2nd from the class started last September can only be classified as #RoadTrip2012WarmUp!

And what a warm-up it was*! What follows, in reverse chronological order, are the tweets sent whilst on it.

Enjoy – and make sure you click on the TwitPic.com’s!!!

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 06 May 2012
OK, still at the Denver Airport; order a Bacardi-Coke. Is this my kind of drink, or what? #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

@TwoPuttTommy 06 May 2012
Last man standing on #RoadTrip2012WarmUp – and I’ve seen better weather in Denver… TwitPic.com

‏@TwoPuttTommy 06 May 2012
OK, I appreciate @SouthwestAir doesn’t charge for a checked bag. Not happy with other stuff. #RoadTrip2012WarmUp

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 06 May 2012
Starting closest: Peacekeeper, Minuteman III, Minuteman II. #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

@TwoPuttTommy 05 May 2012
As #RoadTrip2012WarmUp winds to an end (last night) I’d like 2 thank Ford for making a kick-ass V6 Mustang convertible! TwitPic.com

@TwoPuttTommy 05 May 2012
Now entering The Cowboy State – Wyoming! 1st billboard noted “cheapest beer in Evanston!” Gas $3.52 – my kind of place! #RoadTrip2012WarmUp

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 05 May 2012
Salt Lake City, Park City & eastern Utah are really Really REALLY beautiful & now w/ beer ‘n booze well-worth visiting! #RoadTrip2012WarmUp

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 05 May 2012
When you read the Mission Statement & see their featured Porter you’ll know why it’s a must stop on #RoadTrip2012WarmUp WasatchBeers.com

@TwoPuttTommy 05 May 2012
Stumbling back to the hotel& what do my wandering eyes perceive? Tomorrow’s gonna be a helluva day! #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 05 May 2012
last song of the night at a bar in Salt Lake City? “Love Lies Bleeding” by Elton John. Bar & Elton John, SLC??!? Yes! #RoadTrip2012WarmUp

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 05 May 2012
Music sweeter than a Tabernacle Choir: “last call for alcohol” in down town Salt Lake City! #RoadTrip2012WarmUp

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 05 May 2012
There is a God! Dewars for a nightcap, within walking distance of Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City!! #RoadTrip2012WarmUp

@TwoPuttTommy 05 May 2012
FOR THE RECORD: the ol’ TwoPutter found two brew houses in Salt Lake City – @SquattersPub too! #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 05 May 2012
Mission accomplished! A pilsner brewed locally in Salt Lake City; Red Rock Brewing Company. #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 04 May 2012
Me: Which cooler is the beer in? Gas Station Attendant: The one 90 miles west – in Nevada. #RoadTrip2012WarmUp

@TwoPuttTommy 04 May 2012
Ummm…. no offense to anyone from Salt Lake City, or Utah, but: that lake stinks. Literally. #RoadTrip2012WarmUp

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 04 May 2012
Almost out of Nevada on I-80 heading towards Salt Lake City, where the mission is: find a bar. #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 04 May 2012
Best looking four-wheeler I’ve seen in Nevada! #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 04 May 2012
No such thing as a free lunch? Yes there is, when ya pull a winner! #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

@TwoPuttTommy 04 May 2012
High noon at the Boomtown Casino! “welcome to the Boomtown…” #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

@TwoPuttTommy 04 May 2012
Donner Lake, near Truckee Calif. Tons of snow up here at altitude #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 04 May 2012
Tuba Pass, I-80 west of Reno. A great ride! #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 02 May 2012
sunset from General’s Highway in Sequoia National Park #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

@TwoPuttTommy 02 May 2012
Saw this, and it reminded me of today’s #MnGOP! #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

@TwoPuttTommy 30 April 2012
Just got to the Danish Hamlet of Solvang, CA. 1st stop is obvious! #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 30 April 2012
they aren’t all nuts ‘n berries lefties on the Left Coast: #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

@TwoPuttTommy 30 April 2012
You know you’re on a military base when you’re eating breakfast at the bowling alley. #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

@TwoPuttTommy 30 April 2012
Visiting a vineyard yesterday and listening to a discussion of corks reminded me of this #SNL skit! YouTube.com #RoadTrip2012WarmUp

@TwoPuttTommy 29 April 2012
If it’s so goddam hidden, how come I found it??!? #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

@TwoPuttTommy 29 April 2012
Only thing would make this shot prettier if it is was a fairway. #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

@TwoPuttTommy 29 April 2012
Next up on the cruise thru #PasoRobles wine country: Opolo.com vineyards! TeeShirt: TwitPic.com #RoadTrip2012WarmUp

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 29 April 2012
1st stop, 1st wine: a 2011 Grenache Blanc by ChateauMargene.com Vineyards! Tasty!!! #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

@TwoPuttTommy 29 April 2012
After a few brews – and another visit to the fountain – it’s off to find a winery! #RoadTrip2012WarmUp

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 29 April 2012
2/2 The men’s room at The Madonna Inn has a fixture that’s a fountain- even the ladies go in to look! #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 29 April 2012
Scratch another off the ol’ Bucket List! The World Famous Madonna Inn in San Louis Obispo! 1/2 #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 29 April 2012
Another one down on the bucket list! Pacific Coast Highway, north of Big Sur! #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

‏ @TwoPuttTommy 28 April 2012
You know you’re in CheeseLand when all the airport gift stores sell stuff like this! #RoadTrip2012WarmUp TwitPic.com

And, the tweet that started it all?

* What happened on return wasn’t so fun; on her first day back from vacation with her 2nd Lieutenant – my wife was terminated. No reason given; 24 (+/-) years of service ended with an empty box and an order to fill it with the stuff from her cube and get out – NOW.

Stay tuned….

(cross posted at MnProgressiveProject; comments welcome there)

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…”#RoadTrip2012″!!!

OK, we all know that this Saturday, DFL CD3 Delegates (of which I’m one) are going to endorse a candidate to take on – and BEAT!Erik Paulsen, R=Bachmann.

But, that’s not all that’s on the line this Saturday – there’s also an election to see who goes to Charlotte to endorse President Obama for Four More YEARS!!!

And that’s exactly what I want to do – Road Trip to Charlotte2012, to do just that!

So – why am I running, for National Delegate? Simple – it’s about winning in November. By being there in the thick of things I’ll be able to help get our winning message out and help energize our base.

For instance, Charlotte, North Carolina is in the heart of military territory. I was stationed at Fort Bragg (and jumped out of airplanes that took off from Pope Air Force Base!) just down the road in Fayetteville. I’m hearing that there will be a BIG emphasis on taking care of America’s Veterans (something the GOP is notorious for NOT doing) at the Charlotte Convention – and I’d be honored to be able to report back on all of this, and more!

Now, I’ll probably go anyway – I’ve already signed up and given some dough to “The PPL” (pronounced “the people”) in Charlotte; they’ve got media space for bloggers like Yours Truly, the ol’ TwoPutter. And I’ve already submitted my application for Media Credentials to the DNC Host Committee, which means I’ll probably get access to the Convention.

But – and this is a big “BUT” – there’s nothing like live blogging and live tweeting from a Convention Floor!

So here’s the deal – if you’re a Delegate (or, an Alternate that gets moved up and seated) for this Saturday’s CD3 Convention, stick around to the very end and vote for Yours Truly, the ol’ TwoPutter! That way, you’ll get the best in local blogging and tweeting from Charlotte, NC — right here on MPP!!! (If you’re NOT a Delegate (nor an Alternate), but KNOW someone in CD3 that is, give ‘em a call/send ‘em a text/call ‘em on the phone, and tell THEM to vote for Yours Truly, the ol’ TwoPutter!)

And If you have any questions prior to the very end o’ Saturday’s CD3 Convention, just track me down. Or better yet – attend one of the Training Sessions on Saturday – either 9:00 am or 10:00 am – entitled Effectively Using Social Media presented by MN Progressive Project Bloggers Joe Bodell, The Big E, and Yours Truly – the ol’ TwoPutter!

Oh – I also started taking iMovie trainings at the Apple store; I’d like to make some YouTubes of the festivities relating to endorsing President Obama for Four More YEARS!!!

And floor access would really, Really, REALLY be a wonderful thing….

For examples of previous YouTubes I’ve been in follow!

And don’t forget to vote for Yours Truly, the ol’ TwoPutter, on Saturday!

“Veterans To Emmer: You Suck!”

(direct link to YouTube)

“Veteran For Al Franken”

(direct link to YouTube)

“How VooDoo You Do?”

(that silence at the beginning? Doesn’t last long; it’s just GOPer Governor Bobby Jindal, who really didn’t have anything real to say…and watch the whole thing; you’ll never guess who I refer to, at the end!)

(direct link to YouTube)

“Baghdad Bob Meets Delano Tom”

(direct link to YouTube)

And don’t forget to vote for yours truly, the ol’ TwoPutter, for National Delegate on Saturday!!!

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