Yes my Rambo finally got to come and see me on his 15 days of leave from Afghanistan. It was soooo nice to have him here and get to spend time with him. I’ve missed him so much! It was such a long flight for him and I know he was weary from it. He was actually on the very last R&R flight coming in and flying out of the Dallas airport. The flights going forward will be coming and going from Atlanta, GA. It was a big deal and on the news when his flight arrived in Dallas because of the welcoming volunteers. They greeted every single flight coming in with troops since the start of the wars. He got to meet the medal of honor winner who was there as well. Here is the video of them coming in and here is the video of them leaving the other day. He’s not in the videos sad to say but he was on that flight.
We did a lot of eating out, dinner with my parents a few times, caught a Spring Training game at the Peoria Stadium, went to the Renaissance Festival, walked around Westgate, walked around old town Glendale, went to the park in Peoria, and enjoyed a drive and stay in Sedona where we did the famous Pink Jeep Tour. Then of course there were days we just stayed in and relaxed and caught a movie at home.
It was nice to see him smiling and laughing and being able to relax. They don’t get ANY days off in their war deployments. I think my favorite things we did was going to Sedona but I’m guessing his favorite thing was making a few trips to the Cost Plus World Market store! Haha This way he could get candy, soda and beer from different countries including Aussie Licorice. I know he misses his home country’s eats and treats.
Now that he is gone, I have to say it blows. I miss him and the weekend has been dull without my guy. Thankfully he only has a few months left and will be returning to Texas.
I’ll be posting pictures of his visit on my Flickr soon.