Showing posts from October, 2008

Travelogue Slovakia (16) Aircraft Part 3

This the last few of the group. I especially like the close-up.

No word on the travel front yet and that's probably my fault. I'm finding myself more comfortable here probably because I just returned from Afghanistan. Anyway, there's no rush. I can always go overseas.

Enjoy the pics.

Travelogue Slovakia (16) Aircraft Part 2

Some more pictures from the airfield in Slovakia. We pretty much had the run of the place.

I won't write too much today. I bought a new vehicle yesterday (a Ford Escape) and am enjoying that. I'll post a picture or two of it in the near future.

West Virginia Festivals

While visiting my family last week, I went to two festivals. One was a Greek festival held at the local Orthodox church. The other was the 'Cabell County Pumpkin Festival.' I took a few pictures of each. In the first few, you can see traditional Greek dancing. In the other three, you see the winning pumpkins, a wood carving (using a chain saw) of an alligator, and the cooking of lye soap. I liked the former festival rather than the latter because the crowds were so big at that one.

Travelogue Slovakia (16) Aircraft

Finally, I'm posting some more pics from Slovakia. Just the other day, one of my former trainees sent me a multitude of pictures from a trip we all took. I have already posted some from the same trip on this site but he had many more I had not seen before. They include pictures of various aircraft and some group pictures.

Also, be sure to check out the picture I'm using as wallpaper at the bottom of this page.

Back in San Antonio

Well, I've returned to San Antonio arriving three days ago. I'm in-processing this week and going back to work next week. Everyone keeps asking when I'm going back overseas and I tell them not anytime soon. I want to reconnect with old friends and get to know some of the new employees. Actually, I'll probably start looking to travel again sometime next spring. In the meantime, I'll explore Texas a bit. I've heard there're some wonderful towns with European heritages.

An Interesting Travel Companion

On my flight to WV, I sat by an interesting person in uniform. I could tell by his unit insignia that he was a special operator (green beret), but asked him just to be sure. He confirmed this and told me he was just returning from Afghanistan. As it turns out, he and I had been on the same flight out of there but didn't realize it. Now, we were on the same flight home. What a coincidence! Anyway, he told me a few war stories and also made it clear that things WERE getting worse. The news had already reported this, but it was enlightening to hear specifics from someone on the ground.

That was one of the few times I was happy that a fellow passenger was talkative!

I don't have any immediate plans to travel except in Texas, but I'll probably be looking to go out again in the January/February timeframe.