So lots of things have been happening. Actually… nothing has been happening. Besides lots of downtime, movies, and long cat naps, it’s been pretty chill in the sandbox so far. But we are on the move again, and these new adventures are gonna get entertaining.
We moved to a staging area for another movement. Needless to say, this base was incredible. We got in late at night, so the whole platoon of mine went to midnight chow.
Holy crap. This wasn’t just a midnight snack. Oh no. This was a midnight feast. Crab legs, roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy. Cheesecake. Cheesecake!! In the desert. I kinda stuffed myself. It’s almost ten hours later and I’m sure I’m still digesting it.
Breakfast was as large. Omlettes half the size of the plate, bacon, hash browns, and any drink you could think of. This place is heaven.
The reality that we are in a desert has totally set in by now. From the hill we were on this morning, I could see for miles around. Nothing but sand and open terrain broken intermittently by a few small hills. The sunrises and sunsets are amazing. The dust that seems to be a natural part of the atmosphere gives it an amazing reddish hue. For how desolate this place is, it does have some amazing beauty to it.