Sunday, July 19, 2009

Rocks and Hard Places

The Final Son got married on June 27 and shortly thereafter the Final Daughter, the Archdutchess and myself, helped him and his new bride move to their new home in the middle of the Mojave Desert. The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center is the world's largest Marine base and is located outside the town of Twenty-Nine Palms, California. The above photographs give a glimpse but they don't do justice to the steep, rocky terrain and the hot, relentless sun. If the USMC was trying to find the most inhospitable place in the lower 48 to let good guys practice killing bad guys, I think they succeeded. It is truly a hard place, but I guess that's what you need when your goal is to produce hard men.


King Selfish said...

That place could stand some rain.

Wes said...

We got a call from the Final Daughter in law yesterday and she said it was a brisk 122 degrees.