Sunday, August 2, 2009

Ich Liebe Deuchland

This is my second time through Leipzig, fifth time in Germany overall, and while it's not my favorite trip here (tough to beat the Bavarian Alps), it's always good to visit, even if it's just an airport lounge and gift shop.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I'm on my way home...

As the tailgate of the C-130 opened a Soldier shouted over the roar of the engines, "Is this still Iraq?" For a second I couldn't tell. Then the math started to add up: sand dunes, lush green foilage and cool, clean smelling air. We were in Kuwait. The destroyed bunkers on the flightline were a familiar sight from my last few times through Ali al Salem. It's a relatively small base with few amenities for the thousands of Soldiers 'just passing through'.

The transient life, living out of a duffel bag locked to a bare bunk, it less than desireable but it's just a short stop on my way home.