The Colonels wife told the story about when he was attached to an American embassy during the cold war. Eastern European country that I've forgotten now but he wasn't allowed to travel any more than 7 miles from the embassy. There was a map with a circle drawn around the embassy and he couldn't travel on any streets past the circle but he did make use of what he had. They were driving on a street and he stopped the car and they got out. He took out a note book and a pen and asked her to walk into a field and write down what a small sign said. When she got back to the car he looked at what she had written and said, I thought it was a mine field. Steve.