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Field trip

I just got back from Marine Corps Base Quantico, where I was herded around with a collection of local and White House pool reporters covering a brief appearance by President Bush at the chow hall at The Basic School.

Having to give up my social security number, being told where to go when and waiting around for hours with the White House travel press pool actually made me appreciate some of the recent long nights in City Hall sans Secret Service, but if I learned one thing from the trip, it’s this:

I am a lousy shot with a cell phone camera.

Lucky for you, Bob Martin was there with me. Catch his images in tomorrow’s paper.


  • poppinjay

    I think I see Sasquatch to the left. Old Nessie appears to be in the background.