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Diamond Fury III [Sep. 16th, 2011|04:38 pm]
[Current Mood |relievedrelieved]
[Current Music |Guns and Roses- Bed of Roses]

I have returned from a week in the field. 75th FiB had its annual summer exercise. It was what you'd expect an Army FYX to be: long and dirty.
We jumped locations three times, including once in the dark to practice night driving with NVGs.

That was an experience. The goggles give you tunnel vision. Imagine driving with your field of view only as wide as half your hood. Almost hit a couple deer that bounded in front of my truck.

Of course the biggest inconvenience is the lack of running water. Personal hygiene is limited to baby wipe rub downs. You know you're filthy when your razor scrapes more dirt off your face than hair.

All complaining aside, the weather was surprisingly forgiving. Only a couple days approached triple digits. A good portion of the week was in the 80s. Skies were clear of rain, so I enjoyed sleeping under the stars identifying constellations.

Tonight the post theater is showing Captain America. I've already seen it twice, but it's worth seeing a third time for a dollar.

Pug and Odette, you said you'd be in FL briefly for Christmas. Have dates in mind?