Well, as you all may remember I was blogging pretty heavily, at least for me, last summer. But, alas the government and specially the Army has decided that blog sites are a problem…… Free flow of information and all…so if I am going to let you know how things are going I will need to do it here on BootheNet.
Actually Chris has done a pretty nice job with this site and we probably SHOULD use it more to exchange news and info.
So anyway since this is my first attempt here, I dont know xactly how it is going to turn out. Actually havent figured how to get pictures in yet.
Well lets get caught up, I left home on the 15th of December and got to Kuwait on the evening of the 16th. Spent the night sitting around hoping to get on a flight to Baghdad which I accomplished at around 6 am. Rode on a Japanese transport plane, pretty funny guys too. Pilot looked like one of those Prison camp Commandants from a WWII movie,,,,, all he was missing was the stick to pound on his pants with…. Good flight though. Got to Baghdad around 10 am and hung around there til about 6:30 pm before I got a helicopter to good old FOB Hammer.
Right when I got to the living area Chief Magras (remember her the DFAC Queen) walked up. Took her to the flightline the next morning so she could go on her R&R………. So she missed the “big doins” at the chow hall for Christmas and New Year….. Big parties both days……. Took pictures of the soldiers with Santa, forgot to tell ya I carried the Santa Suit over in my suitcase…… Took about 300 pictures and emailed them to the soldiers so they could send em home.
Got a couple of pictures of the decorations and cakes that were baked for Christmas so you see we weren’t totally strugglin to get a bit of celebration….
Really dont know if this is gonna work, cant seem to get the pictures to appear properly in the Preview window. May have to talk to Chris before I publish this. Here is a group of ladies representing the US Air Force at the Shindig, we let just ANYBODY in, HAHA!
Here is another,,,, this guy was REALLY getting INTO the Santa Thing!
And, of course I always have to have a coupla of “CUTIES”
So that was pretty much Christmas, like I said I processed about 300 pictures and sent them to over 200 email accounts (with only 5 rejected email…. so not too bad)
WHEW, Now for New Years……. Wasnt going to go to the New Years Party,,, since It IS WAY after my bedtime,,, but got talked into it by these picture grubbers…… Actually didnt take TOO much persuasion!
So again with the BIG Cake,,, this time with the bakers…
Well the party kicked off about 11:00 pm and started a bit slowly, but by 11:30 we had the beginnings of a pretty respectable crowd….. Midnight came and the Non Alcoholic Champagne started flowing and the party really got serious….. Corks flying, dancing, Karoke singing (didnt remember that as a New Years tradition but what the hey!) Even a Conga line got going…. Quite the event….
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Well that is enough,,, the weather has been pretty spotty, a couple of nice days and some cool ones and some that are downright chilly…. Trying to rain today and if you all remember last spring…. It dont take much rain to make quite a MESS!
Well its been a couple of days since I actually wrote this,, the images didn’t work right but Chris figured out the problem so we should be ready to post. It has been COLD here the past couple of days. Had to get the ice off the truck yesterday morning before we could go to eat….. And I got a BAD COLD,, so I am trying to avoid everyone else to keep from spreading it….. Here is a sunset from New Years Day