Thursday, July 12, 2007

God Likes Me!

Yesterday afternoon I was wandering around brigade, saying farewell to some friends and looking forward to leaving late at night the next day or following morning. Then someone asked, "Hey Chappie, do you want to go on the supercargo tonight?" Now for those of you who are unaware of what I am talking about, these were the options:

1. I could wait until the late night of the 12th or early morning of the 13th and fly to Kuwait in a Sherpa wearing full battle rattle. I could then spend anywhere from a day to a week or longer in 135 degree heat, sleeping in a tent waiting for a plane. Then I would be bused to an airport and fly to the east coast of the US. I would then change planes and head to Ft. Hood.


2. I could go on a C-5 Galaxy (55 seats with three passengers). I would land and spend half a day in Rota Spain with my 2 other friends, then fly to the east coast in comfort to spend a half day there, then on to Texas. No battle rattle. No customs. No Kuwait.

So, hello from Rota, Spain! It is a beautiful 90 degrees (as opposed to the 120 it is supposed to be in the shade in Balad today). The sky is a beautiful mediterranean blue, and the grass is a verdant green. I have not seen this beautiful a sight in a long, long, time. We had a nice lunch at an outside cafe and will soon be heading over to the gym for a shower. Tonight we head for the US.

Best of all - WE'RE OUT OF IRAQ!


At 6:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Someone up there does LOVE you! Glad you got to say buh-bye in style!!!!!!!

At 9:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Bobsey Twins" say
No sneaking up on Pam this time!
Tony & Betty

At 7:29 PM, Blogger Wade Huntsinger said...

Good deal. I thmore than He more than likes you, AMEN

At 8:02 PM, Blogger rocksalive777 said...

Here's hoping you have a blessed rest of the trip.

At 1:28 AM, Blogger Flag Gazer said...


I have a friend sitting in Kuwait right now - and sitting, and sitting!!!

Enjoy Spain!!!

At 4:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That charmed life continues to work it's magic. Good for YOU!
Looking forward to the day you can say you are in TX headed for GA.

At 7:47 AM, Blogger Sarge Charlie said...

Have a great ride on the big bird sir, you have some people waiting on you.


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