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Comment by harold goldstein on October 5, 2018 at 5:05pm

2209 E. Atlantic Blvd
Pompano Beach, FL 33062


Checkers Old Munchen
Annual Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 13th
It's time to Celebrate one of the most wonderful times of the year, Join us for our Annual Oktoberfest Party.

Entrance to the event is FREE and we will be selling food and drinks but for your convenience we have two different packages available for purchase:

1. "All Day Drink Pass"

2. "A Taste of Germany"

View Facebook Event for more details.

We'll have the greatest assortment of German Beers in South Florida & traditional German food as well as:

-Live entertainment Including DJ and the band "Nancy's Boys"

-Celebrity Chef Stewart Lopez throwing it down on the Grill

-Flip Cup Tournaments

-Traditional German Outfit Contest

-Guess the Beer

-Apple Strudel Eating Contest

-German Boot Pong

-Giant Jenga & Connect 4

and many more, raffles, prizes and giveaways.

Checkers Old Munchen
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Comment by Harry Warner on October 3, 2018 at 5:48pm

Yes Dave, the last time I checked, it was.

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 3, 2018 at 5:26pm

Nice pics, Frank. The adventure continues.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on October 3, 2018 at 5:19pm

Comment by Frank L Moseley on October 3, 2018 at 5:19pm

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 3, 2018 at 5:19pm

Harry? Is that you?

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 3, 2018 at 5:18pm

Heck of an adventure, Frank. Might want to consider buying some Goodyear stock.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on October 3, 2018 at 5:18pm

Comment by Frank L Moseley on October 3, 2018 at 5:11pm

Good afternoon Troopers and Oldtimers ... ..

About 3 weeks ago we left the Campground at Lithia Springs Park, FL headed to Chipley, Fl and the Falling Waters State Park. Things went well until we got on I-10 headed West. Blew a tire on the camper just east of Talahassee. Called AAA, they came out changed the tire, and we were on our way. Lost about an hour of time. (that blow out did some minor damage to the propane line, but no leakage)  Got to the State Park, checked in, set up camp.  Next day went in to Chipley and a Walmart, replaced the tire. Next day , drove to the trail head and picnic area for the falls. Walked to the falls which drops into a 100 ft deep sink hole, followed the trail/boardwalk to the lake and swimming area, then back to the car and to camp. The next day, we drove to Marianna, FL  and toured the  Caverns at another State Park.  Stayed at Falling Waters for a week. Next planned stop was Andersonville, GA, site of the Civil War Prison Camp. 

Got a good start on our travel day, headed North towards Dothan, Ala. About the time we crossed the ALA line, heard a loud thump, trailer seemed all right so kept going. Decided to stop at the Alabama Welcome station and rest area. Pulled in, did a walk around of the rig, found the tread had come off of the  Spare tire that we put on at the first flat tire and it had finished off the propane line. Had to shut off the tank to stop the leak. Now we cannot use the stove/oven or run the fridge on propane , just electric. Called AAA (again) 2 plus hour wait for them to get there and change the tire. Back on the road headed to Andersonville. Got to Plains, GA (home of ex President Jimmy Carter) and blew out the rear tire on the same side of the trailer. NO SPARE TIRE!  Fortunately, we were close to a body shop and he came down to look at things, helped guide me to back up into his drive and close to his shop bays, jacked the trailer up and took the tire off. He knew a tire service, down the road and called them for us. I talked to the guy, he had a tire that would fit, came and took our tire and rim, changed it out and brought it back, put it on for us. $90 total for tire and service call. We thanked both men for their help and assistance. Back on the road and finally got to the Andersonville RV Park around 9:00 PM. Pull through site, got in, parked, hooked up water and electric, went in showered and went to bed.

Next morning, we finished setting up the camper and walked the 2 blocks to the village to pay for the campsite. That's enough for tonight. Will finish the tale a bit later.

Comment by Shannon Ryan on October 2, 2018 at 7:53pm

No problem Harry, I am glad its the phone having issues and not you or the family stay well my friend . Hey those rotary phones are usually pretty tough, my buddy has one that he throws at the wall every now and then and its still hanging in there.


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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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