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.