I spent the morning at Dachau. It's sobering to realize the depths to which man can descend.
The afternoon was spent in Munich which was enjoyable. A slight breeze of Fall in the air left me feeling refreshed.
Finally, the evening was spent with good news... It appears I'll be given the opportunity to Command Boat Division 93 next year. I know the men and their capabilities... This will be one heck of an honor.
It's a tradition that when an Officer is promoted, they throw a party to thank their friends, family, and co-workers for the support. Often this is done at a local pub.
This is a fine tradition, but I wanted to do things my way. Therefore, my wetting down celebration began with 3 hours on the bike. Subsequently, the Mike and Angie Buckley were kind enough to host a BBQ at their home on base.
It was a beautiful day and I really appreciated the efforts of those who showed up for a warm, hilly ride.