Warrior Kids Trip 2015 - Pics by Nunya

nunyabizness1

BD Den Momma
Feb 9, 2007
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Nunya
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S. S. Minnow
I think this was the 5th year for the annual trip for the warrior kids, started by BD member Conseamate aka Frank and funded by donations from BD members.

This year included warrior kids from 2 different groups at Miramar and was the first year we didn't have the dads joining us. The dad's from both groups were all deployed. We did have a few moms who were eager to learn what to do and how to fish and jumped right in to do so!

With the regular crew of volunteers from BD and a couple new ones, we set off for a cruise in San Diego Bay on the Daily Double with Captain Dave and crew about 6:30 pm. The kids had plenty of pizza and drinks and once aboard the DD, they got a quick lesson on how to fish. There were plenty of kids who were grossed out at the thought of putting live bait on the hooks and we reassured them that there were plenty of us to help.
It didn't take long and they were playing in the bait tanks and some were kissing fish!

PIZZA TIME!

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ONE MUST MEASURE ONE'S HEAD BY THE SIZE OF ONE'S PIZZA SLICE...


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SOME OF THE BD CREW AND PIZZA SERVERS:


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CARL MAKES SURE THAT THE RED VELVET CUPCAKES MAKE IT ON BOARD AND JOHN IS THERE AS THE BODYGUARD!


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TIME TO FISH! HITTING THE DAILY DOUBLE!

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GETTING THE LINES RIGGED BY THE BD VOLUNTEERS (GREG & JOHN AND MIKE + CREW & THEN A QUICK LESSON BY THE DECKHAND:

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SHOTS OF KIDS AND MOMS WITH HAPPY SMILES IN ANTICIPATION OF THE NIGHT AHEAD...

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FINALLY READY TO FISH... JOHN PAIRS UP WITH THIS LITTLE GIRL TO HELP HER GET STARTED!

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SNARL AND GIL MARLIN ARE TEACHING THE KIDS HOW TO DO THE "SNARL" & GET TANGLED UP...


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IT WAS PRETTY SLOW FISHING BUT HERE'S SOME PICS OF KIDS FISHING & CATCHING...OR IF THEY WEREN'T FISHING/CATCHING, THEY WERE PLAYING IN THE BAIT TANK OR WITH THE SQUID!

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IF YOU SEE THE KIDS WALKING AROUND WITH BAGS OF SKITTLES OR CANDY, IT'S BECAUSE PAPA J (JASON) TOLD THEM THEY COULD HAVE ANY OF THE CANDY/CHIPS/DRINKS IN THE GALLEY AND TO PUT A HASH MARK ON THE PAD AND HE WOULD PAY THE TAB AT THE END OF THE NIGHT! THAT WAS PRETTY COOL OF YOU TO DO JASON! THE KIDS SEEMED PRETTY HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO GO IN THERE AND JUST PICK WHAT THEY WANTED. BIG SMILES ON THEIR FACES EVERYTIME I LOOKED IN THE GALLEY AND SAW KIDS WITH THEIR CANDY! AT THE END OF THE NIGHT THERE WERE 49 TAG MARKS ON THE PAD. PRETTY NICE OF YOU! CHECK OUT THIS LITTLE GIRL'S FACE! SHE WAS IN SKITTLES HEAVEN!

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FEW MORE FISHING PICS...

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SOME PICS OF SOME OF THE BD PEEPS:

SNARL AKA CARL - IT'S HIS FAULT... JUST ASK ANY OF THE KIDS...
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SEALSKINNER - MIKE





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CONSEAMATE - FRANK


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WE HAD TO TAKE PICS OF PLAYING W BAIT & KISSING THE BAIT...



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WE EVEN GOT TO SEE FIREWORKS...


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AND WENT BACK FOR MORE PIZZA AND DRINKS AND THEN CUPCAKES! HERE'S JOHN, ON THE LEFT, AND PAPA J (JASON) SITTING FAR RIGHT, WATCHING THE KIDS GET THEIR LAST CHANCE FOR PIZZA & CANDY IN! PAPA J AKA THE CANDY MAN!

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WE GOT GLOWSTICKS/BRACELETS TOO AND HAD FUN WITH THEM!

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IF ANYTHING WENT WRONG AND YOU ASKED THE KIDS WHOSE FAULT IT WAS, THEY ALL REPLIED IN UNISON WITH THEIR ANSWER TO THE QUESTION, "WHOSE FAULT IS IT?" CLICK ON THIS VIDEO TO FIND THEIR ANSWER:
A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL! THANKS TO BD OUTDOORS/BLOODYDECKS ALI & JASON FOR DONATING T-SHIRTS FOR ALL THE TRIP PARTICIPANTS! THEY HAVE DONE THIS EVERY YEAR! THANK YOU TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF BD WHO GAVE $ TO FUND THIS TRIP! THANK YOU TO FRED/DAILY DOUBLE AND CAPTAIN DAVE AND THE CREW FOR A GREAT TRIP! THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS WHO SHOWED TO HELP! HUGE THANKS TO FRANK FOR CONTINUING HIS IDEA TO CREATE THIS EVENT AND MAKE IT HAPPEN! AND MOST OF ALL, I KNOW I SPEAK FOR ALL THOSE ON THE TRIP THAT VOLUNTEERED, WE CAN'T THANK OUR MILITARY MEN & WOMEN FOR THEIR GREAT SACRIFICE ON OUR BEHALF EACH & EVERY DAY! YOU HAVE OUR GREATEST RESPECT AND ADMIRATION. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO ENJOY OUR FREEDOMS...



I UPLOADED THE PICS I TOOK AND POSTED THEM HERE: https://fish15.shutterfly.com




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Raimond

Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine...
Mar 9, 2014
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Out-Fishing-Standing!

Congrats to all the winners. Didn't see a single looser in the group.
Thanks to all those that made this happen, Priceless memories for the kids and parents!

Semper Fi...
 
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ConSeaMate

Legend in my own mind
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Great job #1 team mom!......a heartfelt thank you to all that donated money and time to this event........
 
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sealskinner

Retired Pimp
  • Apr 24, 2005
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    Franks ho
    Great job on the pix Mags. It's so rewarding to be a part of this every year.

    And what a great group this year.

    Hopefully we can do 2 next year.
     
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    Gil Marlin

    World Peace? Visualize Using Your Turn Indicator
    Nov 27, 2003
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    Scott
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    Did the Mom's get a link to the pictures? And do you need help getting the shirts delivered??? Great trip, by the way...
     
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