The next morning we boarded another C-17 and flew back to Camp Arifjan in Kuwait. Then, we drove to the airport and spent half the day trying to get through security with all the gear. Finally, we stepped on board our Delta flight back to the USA.
As we flew over Kuwait, all you could see was sand in every direction.
Twenty hours later we landed in Los Angeles. All we could see as we decended from the clouds were green trees.
It was good feeling to be back in the US. There's no doubt that we have the greatest country in the world. We also have the greatest people who make up this country... men and women who sacrifice thier lives to keep us safe. Our Military is big in might... but it also has a lot of heart. Getting to see that first hand was an experience we will never forget.
We want to thank all of the Armed Forces for your overwhelming support and sacrifice.
Still no Camel Spiders!!!!
(Back at the Gower at the end of a long journey.)