Grenada. You’ve heard of it, right?

Hello friends,

As I progress through life I find that I can appreciate things like never before. Last week, I took a trip to Grenada and while doing a little exploring, I stopped to have my buddy Nolan take this picture of me in front of a memorial wall that was left standing near St. Georges:


I say “Memorial Wall” but certainly this is just an informal statement from the locals…there is an official memorial near the airport, but I found this much more “real” and less-well-known. In fact, I’ve never seen a picture of this wall before.

It’s not much to look at until you understand the importance of what’s here, Operation Urgent Fury was a 1983 United States–led invasion of Grenada:

1. The 82nd Airborne logo. These paratroopers along with U.S. Marines, U.S. Army Delta Force, and U.S. Navy SEALs and other combined forces constituted the 7,600 troops from the United States, Jamaica, and members of the Regional Security System that defeated the Grenadian resistance.

2. Behind me, it says “K.G.B. Behave!”

3. “Thank you USA for liberating us” is a direct reflection of how the locals feel. I spoke to a few Grenadians that were in the country in 1983 as they were ordered to stay indoors and out of harms way. I bluntly asked “how to you feel about Americans?” All unanimously agreed that we are friends!

As we explored the island and learned more about the Grenadian culture, I was intrigued and excited to know more. So much in fact I can see myself spending more time there hiking, camping and fitting in with the locals as much as possible. Until recently, I never thought that I’d “care” so much about the place…but after being there and the awesome feeling that I have about the country now that I’m back home is hard to deny.

I’d go back soon if it wasn’t for the 4 flights and red-eye travel 😉 Maybe I will go again someday.

OK, I think that’s if for the night for me. Have any awesome travel plans that you want to share? Let me know and I’ll post them here! Until then, I’m going to head to dinner and I’ll see ya in the morning.

Best, Ryan

Mission Repair is closed Friday to celebrate the 4th of July.

Hello everyone,

It should come as no surprise, but Mission Repair will be closed this Friday the 4th of July. We will be open normal hours Thursday (8am to 7pm) and back at it Saturday at 10am to 5pm like usual.


Thanks for your loyal readership and support. I hope you have a fun 4th of July celebration as well and try to get a good seat for those fireworks!

See ya, Ryan

A new deal of the month for July- oh yeah!

Hello friends- I just remembered that it’s July 😉 Wow!

I love July…the 4th is a ton of fun (and it’s on a Friday this year!) the weather means more boating time and even more time outside with the dogs. My husky/German Shepherd mix Shadow doesn’t really like the hot weather all that much but he’ll get into it by dropping 14 pounds of hair on my lap tonight.

If you didn’t receive our newsletter that flew out of here a couple of hours ago then you missed our July “DEAL OF THE MONTH”. What’s new at Mission Repair?

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How about a special on the tidy little iPad Mini glass repair service. Now at the lowest price to date, no coupon necessary. Want a coupon? Hmm, it never hurts to ask. Give us a call at 866-638-8402 and we’ll see what we can do for you.

I’ll be back soon, take care, Ryan