Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Scavenger Hunt. Or Good Morning Tallil Air Base

As soldiers there is a game we play every time we get to a new post. It is sort of like a scavenger hunt. It is done mostly back in the states but when you move as often as my fellow soldiers and I have recently it becomes a sort of adventure. There is a list of seven things (or places as it were) that are high on priority list. These seven things in no specific order are as follows...
~Where are the nearest bathrooms in your living area?
~Where are the nearest showers? (Although these two are normally close to one another they are always separate. I have no Idea as to why)
~Where is the Dining Facility? (This question is usually the first asked because it’s almost a given you will have missed at least one meal before or during your convoy.)
~Where is the PX/Haji Shop? (You never know when you might feel the urge to buy a lot of stuff you probably don't need.)
~Where is the MWR building/tent? (Morale, Welfare & Recreation)
~Where is the internet/phone building/tent? (What would one do if he couldn't send his blog?)
~Where is the Laundry place, (Heaven forbid we do our own laundry when we can take it to someone else at free of charge.)
And the question that is almost always asked after the first tour...
Where are we???
Today was no exception to the game except that we had something new to look forward to. For the first time in three and a half months almost all of the Wright Worlders are on the same post, the only person that hasn't made it yet is the Haji. And he should be here in a month or two I think. I found where the Mexican lived although he was at work and wouldn't be getting back until much later. I actually spoke to The Troublemakers roommate and managed to get a dirty look.., (It has been so long since the troublemaker was in my blog that I can not remember what her name was before, Oh well she has a new name now) other wise the day has been pretty uneventful. I ended up driving the lead truck in the little mini convoy, which as it turns out only lasted all of ten minutes, I could have walked to Tallil from Cedar II. Oh well... Oh another fun little tid bit I managed to get my own trailer for the time being. The person that was supposed to be my roommate has a new mission that is keeping him at Cedar II. While I am sure it won’t last long it sure has made some of the higher ranking people less than amused... As everyone is supposed to have a roommate. Go Me!

Slightly disturbing Fact of the Day:
I was completely NAKED the entire time I was writing this Blog....

I'm kidding I am in full uniform, but the fun part is I could have been!!!!

1 comment:

Gram & Gramps said...

Did you find all of the places?

You are sooo right. The fun part is you could have!!!

Love you.

Gram & Gramps