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Posted: 3/15/2011 11:32:44 PM EST
For some BS class. 4 hour class on thur morning and I'll bee there all day Wed and not leaving until 9pm thur.

I havn't been at Lewis since I got back from Iraq in 04. Anything new in the area I need to see? Anyone want to meet up? Still looking for a hotel room nearby, lodging at Lewis already sent me a non-availability statement and I struck out at 2 hotels in Dupont. Any suggestions.

Thanks
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 12:47:36 AM EST
Lots of traffic in the morning and the evening, especially from Lacey to Lakewood, not much you can do about that (morning and evening.) Construction at main gate that impacts leaving Lewis from 4-6 (PM)ish. As for hotels, you can check out the area at Bridgeport and Pacific in Lakewood. Or you can check out some the places off of exit 109 down in Lacey (google maps.)

There is also some construction on Lewis North near the gas station/mini-mall and the credit union as they are building a roundabout.

As for meeting up, I am sure there are plenty of folks that wouldn't mind. I don't post too often but however I would buy you a beer. I will post some more info later.


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Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:08:26 AM EST
If you have not already, you need to see the museum at Lewis. Some SWEET weaponry on display. Many old M16's on display last time I went. Captured enemy weapons too. When I was there last they had Maneul Noreiga's personal Tec 9 SMG on display.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 5:37:14 AM EST
Check out Tactical Tailor and Surplus Ammo and Arms. That will be good for an hour or so. Right outside McChord. Too bad that I'm in AZ this week or I'd check in with ya, always good to help a fellow Montanan

Sir James...
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 7:57:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 7:58:19 AM EST by WSUXJer]
Originally Posted By WA-Tom:
If you have not already, you need to see the museum at Lewis. Some SWEET weaponry on display. Many old M16's on display last time I went. Captured enemy weapons too. When I was there last they had Maneul Noreiga's personal Tec 9 SMG on display.


Museum is closed, IIRC, for the next year. They are doing some serious updating/remodeling.

For hotels, I'd check out the ones in Lacey.
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&cp=9&wrapid=tljp1300294630984020&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=hotels+lacey+wa&fb=1&gl=us&hq=hotels&hnear=Lacey,+WA&ei=6-uATdKyIIuWsgPG4ciVBg&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=image&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CBcQtgMwAA
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 5:21:15 PM EST
Museum is closed....

You can stop by Waller Hall (reception area) and look for the SSG with a big smile......that'll be me as I final out and pick up my DD214...

You need to run up to Rainier Arms in Auburn (about a 30 min drive for you) - it's worth the trip. I would stay in the DuPont/Lacey area....anything else and you'll hate life for the traffic. For two days, i would just stay there.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 5:36:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By scoutfsu99:
Museum is closed....

You can stop by Waller Hall (reception area) and look for the SSG with a big smile......that'll be me as I final out and pick up my DD214...

You need to run up to Rainier Arms in Auburn (about a 30 min drive for you) - it's worth the trip. I would stay in the DuPont/Lacey area....anything else and you'll hate life for the traffic. For two days, i would just stay there.


Maybe you can stay with scoutfsu99 when he finds out they lost his 214.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 5:42:43 PM EST
Or you can move on post and hang out with the "Army Wives" and join in on their daily quest to create white trash drama - like our crazy little friend here.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 5:46:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By scoutfsu99:
Or you can move on post and hang out with the "Army Wives" and join in on their daily quest to create white trash drama - like our crazy little friend here.


No way, Army Times says that "Army Wives" is totally inaccurate. Some trashy Army wives wrote letters about it
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 5:51:39 PM EST
Lol, the same one's you now call "neighbor." Maybe they'll share their Spice with you if you ask nicely.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:05:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By scoutfsu99:
Lol, the same one's you now call "neighbor." Maybe they'll share their Spice with you if you ask nicely.


LOL. Spice is so last month, now its bath salt or something. When you're done trollin, you wanna buy a grip-pod? Ill give you a Cav discount
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:16:03 PM EST
On a related front....my smart phone is smarter than me
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:19:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By scoutfsu99:
On a related front....my smart phone is smarter than me


You should have let IT install that UBR then.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:27:50 PM EST
Hahaha, if I had it then, I would have. It certainly would've beat "the guy who's installed them a few times before" and me.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:29:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By scoutfsu99:
Museum is closed....

You can stop by Waller Hall (reception area) and look for the SSG with a big smile......that'll be me as I final out and pick up my DD214...

You need to run up to Rainier Arms in Auburn (about a 30 min drive for you) - it's worth the trip. I would stay in the DuPont/Lacey area....anything else and you'll hate life for the traffic. For two days, i would just stay there.


I actually schmoozed a Q out of the cute gal at the desk.

Drinking Crown Now

C'mon over

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:34:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 6:35:40 PM EST by scoutfsu99]
Sorry Chief, I live in Yelm which is a little bit out of the way. You want to see cute, go to the SRP side of Waller Hall. That or McVeigh gym (main one across from I Corps/Waller Hall) around 0930ish (I'll be there - no formation for this guy). I swear I saw a 17 out of 10 this morning.

Our newest living on post b/c I have no common sense, gotta-register-all-my-gunz-with-the-MP's-so-they-can-confiscate-them-later-down-the-road-WhiteGuy is closest.

ETA - Are you only here until tomorrow or through the weekend?
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:38:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By scoutfsu99:
living on post b/c I have no common sense, gotta-register-all-my-gunz-with-the-MP's-so-they-can-confiscate-them-later-down-the-road-WhiteGuy.


They actually fit all of that on my little house name card out front.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 6:57:06 PM EST
I don't fly out until 9pm tomorrow. I have some 4 hr BS GPC Cardholder class to take from appx 1100-1500.

The Crown's aflowin in honor of St. Pats.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 8:30:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By scoutfsu99:
Or you can move on post and hang out with the "Army Wives" and join in on their daily quest to create white trash drama - like our crazy little friend here.



http://www.lewisunderground.com
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 11:02:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By elcope:
Still looking for a hotel room nearby, lodging at Lewis already sent me a non-availability statement and I struck out at 2 hotels in Dupont. Any suggestions.

Thanks

Go check out Evergreen Inn on McChord.

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