Friday, July 27, 2007

I Think It's Over

Why We Came:Two choices in this world: Glad to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

Well my friends, I tried to leave Atlanta but my flight was delayed...AGAIN. Then the plane we were to get on had a defect in the door so they delayed THAT flight and got us another plane.

But I made it! Yes I'm home. For a few days, anyway.

Getting on the plane I met a nice kid from Switzerland. He decided to visit the West side of America so I offered to show him around San Diego. See us with twin skateboards in the picture:

That's right, back to business! Oh, and no need to worry, I got my hair cut back down to "normal" (read: boring) since then.

However, I think my exciting days in the Middle East are over for now. Time for a new career, time to enjoy the paradise I live in and my homeland. I'm proud of who we are, what we do, and the souls we served.

Thank you so much for joining me on my adventures and who knows, maybe we'll see you around...

God Bless America!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

A Strange Trip Indeed

This is not IraqA park in Auburn, Alabama.

Hey! At least I made it to America! The trip back has been delayed repeatedly from Iraq, Kuwait, and now Georgia. Therefore, I enjoyed a few days in Kuwait, checked out a few malls, walked along the beach, started working on my tan, and most importantly…enjoyed a few days off, finally!! Yeah, they had me working up until my last day, until the first flight Iraq.

But when I got to the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. to finish up some business there, my luggage was lost. That’s right, airlines fault. I should have been on the beach in San Diego by now. But like I say, I’m enjoying it anyway.

I visited Alabama, no less, waiting for my luggage to be returned. Beautiful place, actually. So GREEN after the Middle East. The keep it very clean too. And there are flags and patriotic displays everywhere. And churches dot the landscape instead of mosques. And the temperature is a about 25 degrees cooler.

Yes, I think I will like it back in the US…if I can only can get all the way home.

Freedom Towers, KuwaitThese towers commemorate the freedom won for the people of Kuwait by us....Americans!

A room with a viewSweet digs in Kuwait, view of the ocean thru the huge picture window. Did I mention the pool? Yeah, if you are stranded, it's not always a bad thing.

Can you miss a T-wall?

My favorite place...
On American bases and other places, T-walls are cement barriers that fit together to form blast-resistant walls. They are placed around anything important. I like to climb them. It helps break the monotony of things, but would never be allowed in a safe place like...America, land of the free, strangely enough. I will miss them.Lest you thing I am a lone lunatic, I was able thrice to entice people to join me on the wall to install satellite gear. My friend Jason joined me of his own free will and choice.