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Posted Mon Apr 29, 2013, 2:30pm
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Hi all, for the last week I have been on an aircraft carrier, the USS John C Stennis, CVN 74.

My father and I rode the last leg of my sons return trip from Pearl Harbor to San Deigo, Ca. Though the ship has very good Fetco urn brewers, the "coffee" was undrinkable...even with pounds of sugar and gallons of milk. It was double strong brew ratio, burned (how you do that in a drip urn brewer without a heater I don't know) ice cold or if you were lucky, luke warm and stale pre ground in bulk bags.

Only this morning was it even close enough to drink, I promtly went to the attendent and told them it was the best coffee we had on the ship..3 times! Which it was, they had the ratio close and it was hot, though still stale pre ground.

We had a GREAT trip, one to remember for a life time, I was sad for it to end but it is great to be back :)

 
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Posted Mon Apr 29, 2013, 6:16pm
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Wow three generations of Parris's!  ;D

Sorry to hear about the sad state of the coffee, & it's great to have you back.
Cheers!
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Craig.

P.S.  Don't know if I should ask Wayne, forgive me., but I enjoyed the pics of your son & you last time you posted them & would really look forward to seeing some more pics (Dad, son, you, aircraft carrier, etc).

 
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Posted Tue Apr 30, 2013, 5:22am
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What a fantastic opportunity for the three of you, coffee aside!

 
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Posted Tue Apr 30, 2013, 6:58am
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yeah, great experience for sure, despite the coffee.

and hey...I just noticed you're now a Moderator...AWESOME and CONGRATULATIONS!  When did that happen? (I just saw Mark's post! - of course, that's because I went looking for it after noticing the change here)

 
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Posted Tue Apr 30, 2013, 7:20am
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Memories!  In January, 1967, after 12 weeks of Machine Accounting "A" School at Bainbridge,  my first active duty station was NAVCOSSACT at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.  I was a Seaman, E3, my first assignment was to make the morning coffee in these giant pour over urns.  Of course everyone was drinking coffee including lots of civilian programmers.  I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders.  As far as I was concerned then, coffee was coffee and as long as it was made by the time folks started showing up for work and I got no complaints I was happy.  I don't recall making coffee for more than a week - there must have been a new guy all the time to give that job to.  After that, I just drank the coffee.  The only thing I thought I knew about coffee then and for a long time afterwards was that the first cup was the best.  Welcome ashore mates!

 
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Posted Tue Apr 30, 2013, 8:03am
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One of the first things I learned on ship (Enterprise 1981) was the mess decks coffee was undrinkable. ... thankfully, the two fisted coffee drinking Master Chief, his Senior Chiefs, and Chiefs all decided the same thing and placed a 'real' coffee maker in the division offices. While we lowely junior enlisteds' got to make the coffee - we were well aware and in no uncertain terms when the brew didn't make muster.

I didn't extend my family the opportunity of Family Cruise, I'm sure my Father would have been amazed surface fleet was so 'modern'... (WWII Battleship deck gunner and civilian sub builder.)
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Posted Wed May 1, 2013, 4:32am
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Good that your family is back safe & sound. Let's hope the next time around, they have better coffee for you to add to the whole travel experience.

 
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Posted Wed May 1, 2013, 10:52am
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Thanks all, I will put up a few pics when I get some sorted out, mess deck coffee is the worst. It was a great trip and awesome to have all of us there. I just dropped in to say hi, the son is still home for a few days and we are taking advantage of this as much as possible.

 
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Posted Wed May 1, 2013, 11:04am
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Cheers Wayne!

CraigA: steaming coffee cup.gif

 
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Posted Mon May 27, 2013, 4:34am
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Nice to know about you Mr. Wayne P. As a matter of fact I don't like Starbucks that much.
But one cup of StarBucks is fine with me if I happen to be hanging out with friends.

 
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