After being in Australia for a week and a half, I had become accustomed to hearing the “accent” wherever I was. On this particular evening I was in a Pub (yes, I have been known to frequent them. Surprised?) taste testing the local brews. I became aware of a group of guys that had obviously arrived at the Pub well ahead of me. They were having a great time telling stories about their adventures with each one “topping” the other (kind of like bikers). :=) The unusual part was they, had USA “accents”. I decided to introduce myself (after all, I had some stories as well) :=). Turns out it was a group of guys who worked for a company out of Tucson, Arizona USA. Their company, EOS Technologies, Inc, manufactures, assembles, and installs, huge telescopes. They had stories about installations all over the world, India, the Himalayas, Hawaii, Australia, and Albuquerque. :=) The group was headed up by Vince and Mark and they had 5 other young, studly guys (probably to do the “heavy” work). :=) They DID say that most of the installations were on the top of some godforsaken, windy, cold mountain top. I took some pictures of all of us but they came out blurry. I think the pictures were OK and the subjects were blurry! :=) I was very interested in THEIR stories and they seemed genuinely interested in MINE. They have a LOT of different beers here in Oz, and we tried MOST of them (Vince tried some, more than once). :=) They were a GREAT group of guys and I THINK we had a good time. It was a bit harder to get on the road the next morning!!!!!Posted by Rick McDermed at September 10, 2008 06:28 AM GMT
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