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Old Jun 15, 2008, 08:22 AM
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Went to see the Afghan Bhudda's again...


So, we flew up to Bamyan, Bamian, whatever, again the other day. Im told that there is a "no fly zone" somewhere around there... hmmm... interresting. Anyway, got some really nice looking pictures of the Bhudda statues, or rather, the holes where they are rebuilding them.

Laine.
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Old Jun 15, 2008, 04:02 PM
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Very cool pics!

Hope you had as good of a Father's day as you can over there! The kids said to tell daddy "HAPPY FATHER'S DAY WE LOVE YOU!!!"
Old Jun 16, 2008, 01:20 PM
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Thanks. Fathers day was ok, spent the whole day working. But, they did have fathers day cakes at the mess hall! (no, I didnt have any)

I'll see you and the kids in a few weeks.

Laine/daddy
Old Jun 16, 2008, 03:55 PM
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I'll see you and the kids in a few weeks.

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And we can't wait!!! It can't come soon enough!

We love seeing all the pics from over there, it is very cool to get a look at what you are seeing.
Old Jun 16, 2008, 09:08 PM
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Was begining to think you were lost..
Thought maybe we'd have to send some Grunts to find you. Glad to hear you'll be coming home for awhile. Long term-short term?

Dan
Old Jun 16, 2008, 09:17 PM
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LOL, yeah Dan, Im still here. Things have been "busy" over here is all. No need to send the grunts out yet. I'll be going home for 18 days in July for my mid-tour leave. It'll be sooooo nice to see the family again.

Laine.
Old Jun 16, 2008, 10:26 PM
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I was going to ask this when you posted these pictures before, but never did. Was there a statue in that big hole in the mountain side that actually filled the hole or is that a place for a smaller one? I do enjoy your pictures. Keep safe.

Dave
Old Jun 17, 2008, 12:39 AM
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I was going to ask this when you posted these pictures before, but never did. Was there a statue in that big hole in the mountain side that actually filled the hole or is that a place for a smaller one? I do enjoy your pictures. Keep safe.

Dave
Here is what it was before:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhas_of_Bamyan

Not to turn this political, but boy, when they blew those things up on purpose, you knew these guys were totally off their nut. I mean, at least the Nazis (not drawing any parallels except that they were undeniably bad guys) mostly just STOLE history.
But then again, they mighta blown them up too.
Old Jun 18, 2008, 07:35 PM
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Laine,
Glad your ok. Didn't see any posts from you, so I just figured you were really busy. Seems the bad guys are at it again. Hope you stay safe and get home soon.

Stay safe, was a great article about you in MA and I hope to see it fly in person some day.
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Old Jun 20, 2008, 11:49 PM
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LOL, yeah Dan, Im still here. Things have been "busy" over here is all. No need to send the grunts out yet. I'll be going home for 18 days in July for my mid-tour leave. It'll be sooooo nice to see the family again.

Laine.
Thank God for the small favors! Glad you'll see the wife-n-kids. We wanna see some pics from/of K when you debark. The world loves tears of joy

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Old Jun 23, 2008, 05:32 PM
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Yeah, I have been on night planning and flying at night for the last week or so. Really messes up my schedule. But, tonight was my last night. I may acctually get to see the sun again tomorrow.

Thanks guys.

Laine.

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