Sunday, June 29, 2008


Hey everyone. Well I made it to Kuwait, but I had some not so luck of the Irish during my layover in Ireland. We were only supposed to have a 2 hour layover, but it ended up being closer to 10, and I didn't even get to see anything other than the airport parking lot!
We finally left and landed in Kuwait around midnight. It was a crisp, cool 102 degrees!!!
For those of you interested in the heat in this part of the world, here's my closest comparison.
Have you ever stood next to a campfire on a hot summer day and felt the heat from it blowing on you? Well magnify that about 10 times and that's what it's like here ALL DAY LONG!!! When Survivorman Les Stroud (yes, I'm bringing him up) was in the Kalahari Desert of Africa, he said he felt like he was being pressure cooked and the wind just sucked the moisture right out of him. Well, that's how I feel here too.
Oh, and the sand! It's always blowing in your face, getting in your ears, mouth, nose... everywhere!
It's good that I have a few days here because getting used to the weather, as well as the time change is important in getting a good start on my time here.
Hope all is well and thanks to all of you for your words of support and encouragement.
Take care!

1 comment:

Michael said...

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