in which the trip has begun

We landed safely in Doha, Qatar yesterday evening; I’m staying on Camp As Saliyah right now. It’s hotter than hell, but good. We’ll fly out to Afghanistan in a few days, but until then we’re here on a rest and recuperation base, with three beers a day and some damn fine food.

I have pictures- including some of my first toe- up sock, started on the 14 hour flight over- but I’m using a common area computer right now, not my personal laptop, so those will have to wait.

We’re partway there, at least, and safe, and still not fully convinced that this is all real. I thought this might sink in on the flight over, but it’s all still surreal.

Be well. I’ll update when I can- definitely when we get into Afghanistan, at the least.

  One thought on “in which the trip has begun

  1. May 9, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Yay! So glad you’ve made it that far safe and sound. Please let me know if you have toe up sock questions. I do mostly toe ups, rather than top downs.
    -Lauren

  2. May 11, 2008 at 8:33 am

    Greatly relieved all is well thus far. I got you text message and even managed to respond, quite a feat for me, and you can have a good laugh at the awkward little thing I managed to write. Punctuation? No idea how to do that. It took me at least 15 minutes and a couple restarts to write the bit I did.

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