Thursday, September 30, 2010

Good Morning Baghdad... and goodbye. (travel plans)

My chu is looking pretty bare, everything has been shipped home, or sold, my one bag is packed (a little more full than I had planned), and I'll be on the way to Baghdad International Airport (BIAP) in a couple of hours. 

As I mentioned in my last post, I don't have a direct trip home, but at least I'm on the way!  I should have some time to post more pics over the next few days.
Oh, and I'll probably be able to have a beer in a couple of days.  I see the potential for my waistline to take a hit in the next couple of months... access to beer again, and not able to exercise because of a hernia.  Oh well, I'll just have to work a little harder once I'm all healed.

Drop me an email, text, call if you know of something I/we should do these places/dates:
- Vic and I will be in DC, Columbus Day weekend
- I'll be in China Lake for the next week
- Vic and I will be in San Diego, about Oct 15th - 20th
- I'll stay in San Diego for another week or more (probably have hernia surgery there)
- A quick stop in Norfolk
- Then back home to Allentown!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What day is it today??

It's the day before GOING HOME DAY!  I'm just about to get to bed for my last night in Baghdad (as long as everything follows the plan - and no, I would never bet on that, but everything looks good).  

I need to get to sleep, so this is gonna be really short, but I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone, at all my stops along the way, and getting home to my wonderful bride! 

I should be in DC for the Columbus Day weekend, then I'll be in San Diego for a week or two from Oct 15th, then home to Allentown late Oct or early Nov.  (I'm not sure of the schedule because I have to have surgery somewhere in there, probably San Diego, which may add a little time to that stop.  I guess I was trying too hard to get in shape for my homecoming and gave myself a hernia, but it should be an easy fix and I'll be in good shape again soon.) 

I've been taking lots of pics, now I just need to get them posted to my Picasa site, keep checking there for updates:

Goodnight from Baghdad - for the last time!