Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pictures: 2013 Spring NC PATCON

I imagine Peacocks have been at Dixieland since 1790.

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside--

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown--
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!

Before the wind came up and bowed the flowers.

Rose bushes we planted in 2002.

TCCC Class Orientation
Tactical Combat Casualty Course taught by SF Medic.  One week course condensed to one day.

Sniper, sniper, where's the sniper?

Blanks added realism for the final exercise.

One friendly down.

One hostile down.

Evacuating wounded. We were fortunate in having a trauma nurse and two medical doctors in the class.

The Keeping Room in the 1790 Georgian.

Speakers after Eastern NC Barbecue.

Camping area.

Family graveyard 1823 - 1890.

Cousin John Pippin.

Thanks to Jim for the idea and Sam whose on-line auction of the 80% lowers before the PATCON brought in $280!

Our favorite Yankees who always have a smile upon their face and are in a ceaseless good mood!

Congratulations to Kevin Cuthbertson who made a 2,000 mile round-trip!  Now that's dedication.

Evidently didn't take a picture of  Michael Downing  who donated much to this PATCON as he did to the others.  Thanks, man.

See y'all at the Fall PATCON, the first weekend in October.


  1. Thank you again Brock for hosting such a wonderful event. It warms my heart to travel as far as we did to form the bonds we have to all of our southern brothers. I was unaware of all the donations for the door prizes that Michael made possible, so I would like to personally thank him once again. Maybe in the fall he can just give me a couple things instead and I will not buy any door prize tickets. :)

    In Liberty,

    1. You are more than welcome, Sir!
      Maybe in the fall he can just give me a couple things instead and I will not buy any door prize tickets. :)

      Now, that's a thought!:)

  2. Brock, I'm damn sorry I missed this one,but I just couldn't make it. I am however, looking forward to the fall PatCon!

  3. Thomas Rhyne9:57 PM (1 minute ago)

    Thank you Sir for the pictures and descriptions, as I had not seen Dr. Dan go down and receive aid, as Joe and I were chasing the other Yankee insurgent (Kevin) behind the barn. Joe did get him, me too, but Dave had told him he had to live a little longer, ha.


    1. My correction, It was Kevin and I chasing the Yankee insurgent (the one from Michigan). Kevin did get him.

      Thanks Brock

  4. I'm digging the sticker on Izzy's Jeep.
    Sam is one ugly dude.
    Dixie shore is purty-full.
    That is all.

    1. Heh.:) I have the same sticker on my back window on the white car on the left. It's right below my "We're Screwed '08" sticker.:)

  5. I guess all the shots I fired (before the patrol even knew where I was) didn't count. (think about it) The scenario called for 1 friendly and 1 sniper downed. So happens that I got off at least a half a dozen shots before the patrol even had a clue where I was. (that was a little humorous to observe) Guess those don't count? All in all it was fun. Wish I could have captured the look on Kevin's face when I told him I couldn't die yet,(according to Dave's scenario) PRICELESS. Thanks for all the comrade-re. Blessings, Rider

    1. I got off at least a half a dozen shots before the patrol even had a clue where I was.

      Must have had good body armor and you were well hidden considering the available foliage.:) Yes, a fun time by all, I do believe.

  6. Awww... I am not that photogenic to begin with and I have been practicing the art of the Western NC Ninja. "You can't see me."
    Always a pleasure to attend and contribute in any way I can. Thanks again Brock...

  7. Howdy from KF,

    Kudos to SFMedic for his leadership and mastery in instruction and his top notch skills and curriculum that allowed us to pull off a successful, jam packed Field Medic Course completion in one day!
    For those looking for a Valuable Life Saving Field Medic Course, this is it!
    Thanks to our gracious host, Brock, who allowed us the privilege of use of his Family's historical Homestead. What a gorgeous place it is.
    Thanks to the hard work of all those who contributed time and sweat to making the weekend a huge beneficial for all who participated.
    Thanks especially to our "Team" who met the personal and group objectives to allow us all to succeed in the completion of this course, and humble gratitude to our Instructor, who truly made this course challenging and enjoyable at the same time!

    1. Thank you for the kind words and also for you and your husband attending and adding so much!

    2. Dennis Wood:

      I received your thank you note and I appreciate the kind words. I look forward to the fall one also and you never did tell me about the extra $30 you sent.