Happy New Year, 1991.

So, I believe I left off with spending time with Tim and his family during Christmas of 1990. Well, the day after Christmas, Tim drove me back to Fort Riley so I could get ready to go to Desert Shield. The events during the next few days are fairly blurry because it went by so fast and we did so much, but I do remember loading our bags onto a truck and getting on a bus and driving to Topeka, KS to get on a plane. It felt like we were on that plane for about 3 days and I remember making a fuel stop somewhere in either Canada or Greenland (maybe) and the plane did not stop in time and we went off the end of the runway. World Airlines I believe it was, wouldn’t recommend them, good luck finding them on Expedia. After a few more stops, we finally landed in Saudi Arabia. It was late, it was dark and we were tired. I remember getting off the plane and looking at my watch as it ticked past midnight on 31 December. I looked up and proclaimed, “Happy New Year”, to which I was greeted many expletives that would have made my father proud (a little inside joke, but since only my mother is reading this, she’ll get it).

One thought on “Happy New Year, 1991.

  1. Yet another interesting update. Yes your Mom gets it.Do so hope others are enjoying this and just not commenting. Is there anyone else here?
    Thanks Dave.

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