Hello, my name is Lloyd and I am a Retired Metrologist. At 17 I went into the U.S. Navy, then into the U.S. Air Force. During my stay in the Air Force, I spent time in the U.S. from Alaska to Texas and from California to Florida. I spent time in almost all Countries of Latin America and did spend time in South East Asia.
I retired in Fairbanks, Alaska whereupon my family and I made a trip, pulling a trailer, from Fairbanks to The Panama Canal. I must admit, there were times when the kids were tired of traveling but the first occurance of that didn't start until we had been about 15 minutes into the trip. We settled there for three or four years while the kids went to school in the Republic of Panama. I must admit it did wonders for their Spanish as they were the only ones in their school that spoke English.
We traveled throughout Central America, making it a very nice vacation. During this time, we lived in the interior of the Republic of Panama, traveling mostly in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Upon return to the United States, I went to work for the U.S. Army, traveling all over the Western States as a Metrologist and an Electronic Technician. Then I went to Kuwait with Ford Aerospace as a Field Engineer in Metrology, traveling in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Looking back on all this, it was a lot of fun adventure. I must say though, while living through it, some of it was a little rough. For example, when my wife, two sons and I were traveling to Kenya from Kuwait, we had a fuel stop in Saudi Arabia. While we were there, never having even left the air plane, the Saudi's pulled my family and I off the air plane. We were held captive, not even allowed to contact the American Embassy, for 28 hours. Of course, my wife had to be seperated from the rest of us. In Saudi Arabia men and women are not allowed to be together. After the 28 hours, they just took us to an air plane, gave us our passports and tickets back and sent us on our way. A couple of weeks later, when we passed through on our way back to Kuwait, there was no problem at all.
Upon return to the United States this time, I managed the Physical Properties Department of a Commercial Calibration Laboratory. Then I was hired to build a Calibration Lab in Pinang, Malaysia. After quiting my job and shipping my household goods to Malaysia, my contract was canceled. At that time I went into Government Contracting. Most of the contracts we were awarded were from the U.S. Army even though a few were from the U.S. Navy. Although we were awarded contracts as far away as Korea, most were awarded for within the U.S. I finished my working career managing a U.S. Air Force Calibration Lab.
Then returning to the United States this time, I went into Government Contracting. Most of the contracts we were awarded were from the U.S. Army even though a few were from the U.W. Navy. Although we were awarded contracts as far away as Korea, most were awarded for within the U.S. I finished my working career managing a U.S. Air Force Calibration Lab.
Currently I am living in Huntsville, AL with my wife. Our daughter, Son-in-Law, Grandson, and Granddaughter also live here in Huntsville. We have a son living in Texas and a son, Daughter-in-Law, and Grandson living in Washington State.
Some of my Hobbies
Through out my life time, I have had many hobbies. Though I seldom work at more than one hobby at a time, I have had several. They have run the gamut of sailing, photography, Amateur Radio, cooking, Leather work, and collecting recipes.
Currently, I have over 220,000 recipes formatted in Now You're Cooking format and another 10,000 waiting to be formatted. I have these in the computer to allow me to search for the one I want.
Updated on ... January 10, 2001