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I miss the states

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by eodrunner, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Apr 13, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    eodrunner

    eodrunner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well, it had been about four years since I had a nice car I cared about, last one was a Subaru WRX. Now that I have my tacoma I'm babying it because that's what I like to do. One of the best parts about having a car that has a following like the Tacoma is going to meets and doing these trail drives everyone is into back in the states. Sadly I am not in the states now, i'm in Guam. I spend about 30 min to an hour, depending on how busy I am, each day reading on here the various threads posted.
    Every day it never fails I read about something that is going on somewhere in the states and I get jealous. I would gladly do a day drive, just to meet up somewhere cool and hop on a trail with everyone. Two more years and it's on. Sorry, just had to let everyone now how much cooler you all are than me right now. Take advantage of it while you have it. Who knows, someday you might decide to go live in the middle of the Ocean with nothing around. :eek:
     
  2. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:29 PM
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    aficianado

    aficianado Well-Known Member

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    i hear Guam women are hot-blooded!! the food, i like. never been to guam. so your truck is with you there?
     
  3. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    RogueLeader

    RogueLeader Well-Known Member

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    Those of us who have been in your situation know what it's like to be somewhere outside of Conus without family. I have been to Thailand (12 month short tour) and Okinawa (18 month unaccompanied long tour). I would have liked to visit Guam, but didn't get the chance. A three year tour isn't a lot of fun, but enjoy your tour. Try to get off the island and visit some of the other countries while your there. You'll have cultural experiences that many others envy. Thanks for serving.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    Kyouto42

    Kyouto42 Iron Beard

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    That sucks man but there's gotta be some upsides too... try to enjoy it as much as possible some people don't get opportunities like you have.

    Also, side note how do you like your Infinity setup? Thinking about dropp'n some kappas in mine...
     
  5. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO Just east of crazy

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    Welcome to TW and thank you for your service. If you can, post some pics from Guam. I almost moved there in 1987, but I ended up in Nevada instead.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    skunk

    skunk what did I miss?

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    take what you can from your stay..... TW and cockroaches will be around when you get back.
     
  7. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    Loudpedal

    Loudpedal Mind = Blown

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    :cheers:

    For another EOD tech.
     
  8. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    Tim A

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    I'm sure you'll have some great memories after your tour is up. Try to enjoy it while you can and stay safe.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    RevHard6

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    Ahhh Guam. I was just there in February. Chances are I'll be there again in about a month for another 2-3 weeks. I feel your pain (although for a shorter period of time). Guam is TINY. I was only there for a week the first time out and drove around the island in a day. Go get some BBQ at the Chamorro Village in Hagatna on Wed night and enjoy the scenery.
     
  10. Apr 13, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    Packman73

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    I heard Guam may capsize...
     
  11. Apr 13, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    Been there , Done that !!!
    Did three years on the rock, HC-5
    Dont worry , the place will grow on you.
    What i miss:
    Mongolian BBQ
    Driving my truck right down to and on the beach
    Scuba Diving, Dont wait to do this like i did. Take lessons NOW and enjoy one of the best diving locations anywhere.
    Get to know some of the local's, they have great festivals in the villiages.
    Guam is where i buried my first truck off-roading, had to be towed home.

    Dont think of it as what your missing in the states, think of it as a new adventure and make the most of it!! Did i mention Diving ???
    Me and wife hope to return for a visit some day.
     
  12. Apr 13, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    Really? I'm in the states and thinking about the things I've heard of Guam and Palau and how I can get there and your over there thing about getting back.....goes to show that some people are never content no matter where they are. Thanks for your service.
     
  13. Apr 14, 2010 at 1:21 AM
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    eodrunner

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    I'll post up some pics soon for those of you that would like to see some. Just so everyone knows, I don't hate it here. I just miss being able to get away for the weekend. I miss the diversity the lower 48 has to offer.
    I have definitely taken advantage of Guam while I've been here. Luckily my job requires that. I've dove in quite a few spots around here. I've been able to see the island while hanging out of a helo and looking out the back of a c130 standing on a ramp. It's been exciting and I don't see that ending anytime soon.
    I think it's just one of those things, you don't realize what you had until it's gone. It is true though, I don't think I'll ever be content where I am. That's the joy in life I think though. So long as one can keep exploring new places, I don't want to be hunkered down in just one. Based out of one fine, but not stuck there.
    Almost forgot, the infinity setup is awesome. It's amazingly clear and with the JL 10W3's it's the perfect amount of bass. I couldn't be happier with it actually.
     
  14. Apr 14, 2010 at 1:29 AM
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    ToucanV13

    ToucanV13 You think I was rollin out here naked?

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    DUDE! You're EOD! Save some of that $$$ and mod the shit out of it! Oh yeah, and help me with a package if the time comes lol! Welcome to TW!
     
  15. Apr 14, 2010 at 4:55 AM
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    Doc.SS

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    Guam....was my ships second port...lol
    Had some good times there...definately get into the scuba and locals action.
     
  16. Apr 14, 2010 at 5:04 AM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    Ah, you heard about that too?

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