Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Afghan Fall

Recently I got back from a week long mission to the border region and aside from the daily missions far too close to Pakistan, it was the first time that it has felt like spring here. Where I am at, in the mountains, the weather has been pretty nice all summer long. It would usually get up in the 90’s during the day and cool off to the mid 60’s at night. In fact the weather in Gardez is by far its most endearing quality. However, over the past few days there has been a cool breeze during the day, and at night it has gotten to the point that a jacket is almost a necessity. It feels more comforting when the weather starts to get cool here; for one thing the violence tends to drop as it cools and all the fighters head back to Pakistan for the winter. For another the fall has always been my favorite time of year, so even if there are no trees with colorful leaves, it still reminds me of fall days in Vermont. Fall also means that we are getting closer to going home for good, and that above all else, is the most comforting part of the changing weather.

Thank you and God Bless.


Angela said...

Hey buddy -

Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about you & that it's still very hot & humid here - so enjoy your fall! See you soooonnnnnnish. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Marc:

yes, it feels like fall here also. Cool nights mild days. The colors are slowly coming.

You will be home before you know it and then comes the all dreaded SNOW!

Stay safe. We pray for your safety.

Annie, Ken & Soni

Anonymous said...

Hey Marc,

You will be home in no time....

Can't wait to have lunch with ya again...Wasn't it great?

By the way, you aren't missing much with the Yankees..

Chuck and Marilyn

Linda said...

Marc - I am still reading your blog and am truly learning alot which just makes me appreciate you and all of our military more and more. Thank you for your service to our country - you can be very proud of yourself !! I am sorry that your Yankees SUCK this year -- GO RED SOX !!! (hehehe)

Anonymous said...

Dear Marc Not fall yet here in Rmond. This is the best time of year in Virginia. The days are warm 70's 80's and the nights are 50 and sixty's. Fall is my favorite time of year too. Love Merri
PS Rusty says abig hello!!!!