Saturday, March 22, 2008

Back in Kuwait

The whine of the landing gear pulled me from a light sleep.  My butt was killing me, the dude next to me was snoring, and I couldn't feel my left foot.  I didn't care about any of these small annoyances, though - I was finally out of Iraq. 
 
We took a pretty circuitous route to get to Kuwait.  After leaving BIAP, we flew to Bahrain and stayed there for about 2 hours.  When we got off the C-130 in Bahrain, I could smell the sea immediately; that smell of the sea mixed with a faint suntan lotion smell inside terminal gave me a pretty sudden dose of nostalgia. (Jersey shore, anyone?)  From Bahrain we made a quick stop in Qatar, and then finally we arrived in Kuwait.  We were bused to Camp Virginia, and here I am, patiently awaiting my next flight, the one that will take me HOME! 
 
I still cant believe I am going home, but that's because its hot and dusty here in Kuwait and pretty much just more of the same.  Which is fine by me, because no one is trying to kill me in any fashion and I get to work out and sleep alot.  Not a bad deal!
 
 

15 comments:

LT Nixon said...

Adios! Don't come back.

Ky Woman said...

Welcome Home Soldier!
Thank you for a job well done!

I think the transport people do all the circuitous routes just so the anticipation can build. At least you are on your way back to the good ole USA!!! Hip Hip Hooray!!

Jo Castillo said...

Jason, how great it is. We are anxious for you to be home, too!

SecretAsianMan said...

I hope they don't take us for the Middle-East tour like you guys got.

I expect a full report on how to quickly clear Riley mister!

Andy said...

Must be nice. Me and the rest of the "essential personnel" are sitting on our asses in Habbaniyah.

Anonymous said...

Jason,
I will miss your blogs, and soon I will miss Marissa's as well. But since that means you will both be safe at home, I really don't care!

Take care,
Marissa's Auntie Barbara

Anonymous said...

Officers and SNCOs to the front! Bayonets in the luggage, rifles and SAWs on the deck facing outboard! Beer at Shannon Ireland (and they dont take AAFES pogs!) Hands off the stewardesses! ALL ABOOOAAAAARD!

Bag Blog said...

May you have a blessed life back in the USA.

Er Pichi said...

CPT Dececco said:

"Which is fine by me, ....and I get to work out and sleep alot. Not a bad deal!"

Sounds like you're still in Taji!!

Have a safe trip back and I had a great Super Tuscan last night for dinner out here in Texarkana, and the beer was nice and cold in Amman! Check your AKO email I sent you my contact info in case you get out to the bay area some day. Still no replacement for me and doubt there will be one when I get back to Taji!

Thanks for all the great work you have done up in Taji and say hi to Uncle Doug on my behalf, NOT!!!

COL TS

verybadcat said...

Wahoo!

Anonymous said...

Welcome home, Brother.

I expect to see you and the Mrs. up heah in Boston sometime.

Alex said...

Congrats, Jason! Be sure to take full advantage of that McDonalds now. Glad you're on your way back home.

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 03/24/2008 News and Personal dispatches from the front lines.

Jason said...

Thank you to everyone for all your comments and support!

HUGGINS said...

Thank you as well for doing something that many chose not to do...As I said to you in an earlier e-mail, you took the high road, by going to Iraq to honor your contract, and although we have never met, your blogs have been honest, and it has given us a side of what's really going on in the lives of the Military Personnel of the USA. I am sure you had some difficult times in Iraq, but you're on your way home soon, and I am glad that you are going to be with your family soon! God bless you Jason, and thank you for making a difference in the lives of the Iraqi people...A difference for humanity!