Leaving tomorrow for Kuwait
So training went well enough. I learned more than I should have been able to about satellite stuff. I feel a bit under-qualified. This last week I have been at Blackwater qualifying with medical and such. Best part was a video introduced as â€śbrought to you by PETAâ€ť that showed pigs (properly anesthetized) shot with Kalishnikovs and then worked on by military medics/corpsmen and other troops. Apparently the pig upper body (lungs, heart, etc) are incredibly similar to human upper torsos. They were properly euthanized afterwards as well. Actually, the video was kinda disturbing, I just liked that they introed it as â€śbrought to you by PETAâ€ť.
I leave tomorrow night for Kuwait out of Norfolk. I get to Kuwait Monday night, Kuwait time. The longest stretch in the air is DC to Qatar, just shy of 13 hours straight. Wish me luck and long life to my batteries. =)
Korean War Memorial
Addendum to things I missed about the mainland:
Squirrels! They are so cute and fun to feed. They are little furry personalities and I know my little girls would love them.
Billboards! There arenâ€™t any in Hawaii and I just saw my first â€śthe end of the world is coming in May!â€ť billboard yesterday. â€śWe buy ugly housesâ€ť is fun too.
Last thing: I took some panoramas while I was there, hope you like them!
In front of the Washington Monument. Look west to see the Monument, and east to see the Capitol. You can zoom out with your mouse wheel to see the whole of the monument.
Emancipation Hall, US Capitol visitors center.
The center of the Mall. Again, W to see the Monument, and E to see the Capitol.