November 10, 2006

TIME TO GO AGAIN

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Took this picture a few days after Ramadan ended. I got another camera, to replace the two that were stolen on my last trip to Dubai.

The temperature has dropped significantly out here, to about 55 F (12 C). I know, that isn't exactly freezing, but we're all used to 125 F (52 C) or more!

I say this all the time, but I really haven't had much opportunity to update my site. There is simply too much going on out here, both with my work and the environment around me. On top of that, I'm starting to get that "burned out" feeling one might expect after working out here for almost three years. I think it's time for a change...whatever change that may be. I'm hoping to return to San Diego again, but only time will tell.

In the meantime, I'm going on another vacation. hehe. That's always a sure way to feel better.

I will depart Baghdad sometime over the next few days, head to Kuwait for a few more, then fly to the States. It will be the first Thanksgiving with my family in three years ... and I am looking forward to it.

As promised from an earlier post, here are some pictures taken after one of our recent storms.

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My co-worker, Alan, checking out the mess. Wind came in almost from nowhere, snapping the trunks of three palm trees in our parking lot.

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One of the palms managed to squash the bed of this pickup truck.

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All that remain are solitary poles...

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Unrelated, here's a picture I'd like to share. It isn't the best picture I've taken, but it easily sums up the Green Zone: Watchtowers, spotlights, sharp razor wire, concrete walls, and palm trees...all built upon layers of asphalt.

Take care - I will write again in a few weeks...

Posted by Dan at 05:20 PM | Comments (3)