Saturday, May 04, 2013
1 Year in Afghanistan
Friday, April 12, 2013
11 Months ago today....I landed in Manas, scared, young, and naïve.
I am teaching stretch back in the Courtyard as the weather warms in Afghanistan.
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Count Down bigins - 10 weeks left in Afghanistan
RandR was amazing in New Zealand. We thought we would take advantage of the military sending us somewhere we have never been. We only get 15 days of vacation a year while deployed but travel days do not count. With five days on each end of travel, I extended my vacation as much as possible. When I landed Kevin was only waiting a day so it worked out well and we drove around
almost the entire South Island.
The beaches were nice, after being in Afghanistan I could hear every bird, smell every flower. It was so nice. But the water is cold. Hawaii has spoiled us.
The lakes were crystal blue.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
7 1/2 months - Poland visit with 24 Afghans
Finally after 7 months, Kevin flew out to see me in Poland. It was amazing to see each other. Less then 3-weeks we meet up again in New Zealand for hiking and lots of fun. When I return to Afghanistan I will only have 3-months until I return to the states.
Dude on a wire in Bydgoszcz, Poland
In a mansion in Poland with 24 Afghans that I was escorting to Military Training.
Baltic Sea in Gdansk Northern part of Poland
Down town Gdansk
Statue behind our hotel in Bydgoszcz, right by our favorite restaurant.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
We got to hike to the top of my first mountain in Afghanistan.
And shoot our M9's, M4's and 50 Cal's
The Kabul Circus came to the Embassy. Not what I expected, but a good show.
Italian Pizza at the ISAF NSE - All the Italians from my spin class fed me lots of pizza.
View over Kabul.
Michelle and I pre-Marine Birthday nonball. This was a fun night with friends.
Next week we play the women's Afghanistan National soccer team. I have only been to two practices and they want to put me as goalie. Bad Idea...we might lose big time:)