Friday, May 22, 2009

I Made It - Finally!

Well I don't have tons of time to write today - but maybe tomorrow will be different. Suffice it to say that after about 30 hours of travel, lay over, travel, lay over, rinse, repeat, travel, layover, etc. I finally made it to my temporary resting place in Kuwait. As I walked across the 50 feet of desert to get from bus to briefing tent, all I could think about was a famous quote from one of my drill sergeants in basic training. The first thing through my mind was the phrase that "it is hotter than two rats f*ck*ng in a wool sock" out here. I mean, I remember that it was hot here in the summer, but the last time I did this we landed in January so we were able to get used to the heat as it crept up over 100 and then way beyond. But imagine this time leaving New Jersey when the night before you needed a jacket, and 48 hours later it's 110 degrees with no shade in sight. It will certainly take your breath away.

The good part is that there is tons more air conditioning and a lot nicer facilities than the first time I did this. I actually woke up cold in my tent this morning and had to buy an extra $6 blanket at the PX today.

Well that's enough for now. I'll try and get a longer blog up in a couple days with a couple photos from the journey here. For now - back to work and time to try and call the wife.


RachelH said...

Well, if it makes you feel any better, its really hot here too - like 79 degrees. ;)

Good to hear from you though! I love you and can't wait to see more!

Mrs B. said...

Super glad you made it there safe! Sorry about the heat, but you ARE in the desert, kid. Try to find an oasis somewhere...


Nickname unavailable said...

Glad you arrived safe. Seen any man-eating camel spiders yet?