Geocaching, Baghdad style!
Currently deployed from Little Rock AFB to Sather Air Base, Baghdad, Iraq. I arrived a few weeks ago. I knew there were caches here, having found them on geocaching.com. Halfway over the Atlantic, I realized I had forgotten to pack my GPSr. Arrrrrgh! Upon arriving here, I met the guy I was replacing, Ian, and was getting the grand tour of the office, when I spot on his desk, a Garmin rino 120. I say, "Ah, good, you have a GPS unit." He had a funny look on his face, and said "It belongs to the squadron, why?". I said "Have you ever heard of geocaching?" He said, "yes, I just started while here...". 6,958 miles from home and the first person I meet is a fellow cacher. It is a small world. Flash forward a couple of weeks, Ian has gone back home and I have one of my buddies with me on the other side of the base next to the perimeter fence. As I am explaining to him that the Army troops report get sniped at occasionally at this location, he asks "...and why are we here again?" "Because," I say, "there is a cache right...there!" (GCXVCX) Geocaching, Baghdad style!