Welcome to Africa

Welcome to Africa, or at least welcome to my account of my year long tour in Djibouti, which is the closest many of you will ever come to Africa. I will try to give an accurate account of my fun and misery away from my family and friends while I am in the wonderful, entertaining, educational country of Djibouti. Check back for new pictures of my shipping container I call home, my desk, my map, and hopefully pictures of trash and sand as that will be my life for one year. Thanks and I look forward to hearing your comments on my version of "Djibouti sheik"!

Friday, January 1, 2010

The morning after...

Spent New Year's Eve in Denver with Randi, Nate, Alex, and Charity at Randi's friends house party. We went to dinner at a French restaurant called Le Central and the food was delicious. Then we cabbed it over to the house party where we had a DJ and tons of booz. Alex drove to Denver to hangout one last time before I leave for Africa. Thanks Alex. Great night, not so great morning. I am looking at the picture evidence right now and it is hirarious. I will be ringing in 2011 in Djibouti, so I made sure to have enough fun last night for 2 NYE's. One more day and Randi and I will be off to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for a little fun in the sun (if it doesn't rain). Can't wait to spend some time on the beach with my girl.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas before the deployment

So here I am in Lake Tahoe having a great time, eating great food, drinking tasty drinks, and snowboarding in the mountains. What do I have to look forward to next year, hot nasty African climate, malaria pills, a shipping container as a home, and a seven day work week...sounds like a great time. Christmas is tomorrow, my last Christmas until 2011. My last holiday for a year with my family. Thank you Navy for my wonderful African safari.