St. Thomas, USVI – Day 5, Homestead, FL – Day 0

Today we were woken up at 5:30 am and told we had to pack now, we were leaving at 7:30. This was quickly revised to 1730, which is very different. We got up, had breakfast and then tore down the remaining tents and packed them up. Anyone who has ever been camping knows that once you take the tent out of the box you can never get it back in the same way. These tents are no different. Continue reading “Evac”


St. Thomas, USVI – Day 3

Last night I showered. Very nice to feel clean considering the rain, heat, and mud. Probably the greatest pleasure of the day was when we were done and I got back in the tent and took my boots off to let my feet dry. There’s a little shop down the street, I’ll have to see if I can get some Gold Bond there. Continue reading “Evac…?”

Hurry Up and Wait

St. Thomas, USVI – Day 1

Anyone who has ever been in the military will understand the concept of hurry up and wait better than those that haven’t. It’s not so much that there’s a mad dash to get ready only to sit there for a long while. After the long wait comes another mad dash. Continue reading “Hurry Up and Wait”