Archive for October, 2011

More on 2012 Reunion

October 27, 2011

VVVzzz — about 75 miles from Seattle airport to center of Skykomish. Hour and a half drive. Cabins in slightly different locations — maps to be distributed as details are finalized. VVVzzz dematerializinggg…..

Dan Hayden

2012 Host along with wife Kristi



A couple of photos from Gerry Boyle

October 22, 2011

Gerry writes that he’s the one in the hat!

BAR42 Info

October 22, 2011

You lily livers among ya — take note. Kristi and I returned at 1:30 this morning from Index, Skykomish, Leavenworth, and various other WA Highway 2 attractions.

Although there seems to be a reasonable bar at the foot of Mt. Index, accommodations for BAR 42 were best so far in the Skykomish area, not too far from Index. We looked at 6 medium to large vacation cabins, and our son’s family will check out 2 more before Christmas for us. These have wood-burning fireplaces, on-site wood piles, some with fire pits, hot tubs, a sauna, big south-facing decks, large stumble-around areas for the schnockered among us.

There will be an all-day OktoberFest on Saturday. A potential, optional winery-brewpub wobble. While the weather could be colder and wetter, it could also be sunny and in the 70 to 80 range during Oct 4 to 7 time of BAR 42. A dyn-o-mite menu. Many other details to follow as more information comes in.

Clothing…check weather channel as time approaches. Minimum dress should be HOG’s “Be’atch” picture (earlier post). Kristi and I will be checking dress at the door, and interest and availability over next weeks and months.

Dan Hayden

Balta Group Page on Facebook

October 22, 2011

We have a fairly lively group page on Facebook called Balta.

I like it because unlike this blog anyone can post on the page.  It only allows short posts but it has given us all a way to communicate with each other.  We can also post photos there.

I’m happy to also post for you on the Balta blog, so keep that going.

I’ve recently learned that it’s not easy for newbies to find the Facebook page.  If you’d like to add it to your Groups on Facebook but can’t find it, send me an email.  If we’re already Facebook friends, I can add you to the Balta group.  If we aren’t friends, that’s the first step.  Email me first that you’re requesting to connect as a FB friend (so I know what’s going on and that you want to be included in the Balta group!); I’ll accept your friend request and then add you to the group.  You can leave the group at any time, if you wish.


Email from Gerry Boyle

October 22, 2011

We stumbled on the BALTA web site and were amazed to see some old people we recognized.
We still cherish the memories made in BA.  Great to see most of us are still alive.
We were saddened to hear that the base is closed and has been for some time ’04 we read but it was wonderful to see a picture of “the tree”.
We will continue to read the blog and try to decipher the photos

Gerry and Roz Boyle

A Sipper Sighting!

October 21, 2011

Smoller and BJ visited Sipper and the Upper Peninsula after BAR41.  They report that Sipper is well and happy.  Here are a couple of recent photos of him:

BAR42 Reunion site and dates

October 1, 2011

Drink up, ya bums!  We’re going to Washington in 2012.  Index, WA to be exact.  The dates for it are October 4-7, 2012.

Hosting is are Dan and Kristi Hayden, and you’ll be hearing more from them in the months leading up to it.

Hope to see a bunch of you there!

Also, while I’m posting, I wanted to mention the Balta group page on Facebook.  A lot of the group has been posting on the group wall, so it’s a good way to get in contact with folks also.

Search for Balta.  The word Group will be below the name and also 78 members.

BAR41 Reunion Group Photo

October 1, 2011

BAR41 Group Photo by Mike Rodgers