Loud rap music was coming though over the speakers of the Cantina and people everywhere were laughing and shouting. I was playing ping-pong and was thoroughly absorbed in the game. All of the sudden everything came to a screeching halt and I swear I heard the needle get lifted off the record. The time was 1000 pm and that is when Taps comes on over the loud speaker. Everyone outside has to stand at attention and face the flagpole until it finishes. I knew this was a thing that happened, but I have never had the chance to witness it in such a crowded, noisy place. It was literally like a scene from a movie where everything goes silent in an instant. 

The amazing part is that after it ends, a giant cheer goes up, the music comes back on, and all is back to normal.


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  1. I don't really know how to use these blog things. But I just wanted you to know I'm very happy to get to hear all your news! It's all incredibly cool and wonderful and I can't wait to hear more! By the way, where are you and Beau living most of the time these days?Well- keep on rockin' in the free world!xo,Katie (as in "Bobkat")

  2. hey lady!sounds like you're having a blast and quite the experience…. what fun. i miss tent life in a strange way. (need a mental check up, eh?)cheers to you… :)bumming in texas,susanna-just finished a massive road trip (literally got in to san antonio tonight)

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