Only in Kuwait....

I had quite the adventure today. Went w/ a friend here out to an animal shelter here. The Animal Friends League of Kuwait (AFL) is about an 1hr south of here. Yvonne has a GPS system in her car, which is awesome. And w/ no physical address to input into the GPS it's useless, so it's a good thing we had the directions too. But, she wrote them down wrong. I would say that we were about 15/20 miles away from Saudi Arabi today. Thousands of camels all over the place. Didn't stop to take pictures today because it was a little scary being lost in the desert. Finally got turned around and made it to the AFL after 2 1/2 hrs of wandering around. Played w/ the animals for an hour or two and left. So then we used the GPS to get home, and the damn thing took us in circles, twice. At this point, I was a little panicked, plus Yvonne was trying to play w/ the damn thing while driving. To tell you the truth, that shit makes me paranoid only because here you have to worry about the other drivers and yourself. Oh and by the way, we only had an 1/8 of tank of gas, so off to find a gas station as well. We see one, I tell her turn, she misses it, we turn on the highway. Ack...go up a little way, make the first turn off the highway, input Gas station into the GPS, recalculates, sends us to the next one down the road. Again, I tell her to turn, she goes onto the 40, which is the highway of death of here. We go a little ways, and there's friggin wall to wall traffic stopped. It's 98 degrees, and she's doing the "let's pull up as close as I can to the next car w/out hitting them and stomp on the brakes...the car in front moves an inch, she moves an inch, stomps on brakes..." Ya, my stomach was all upset, she's friggin' in panic mode and the Kuwaiti soldiers are all smiles and teeth as we drive by them! I had to keep telling her to calm down and we'll be fine. Finally she pulls off to the right hand shoulder and we move forward. Go by the accident, which was horrible and honestly I don't want to think about it. Let's just say that I'm pretty sure that some of the occupants weren't making home, either tonight or just at all. Yeppers...made it to gas station and got gas after everything. I swear to gawd had Jamie and I been in that situation we would've broken up at least 3 times and been yelling at each other like none other. It was the most unique day that I've had in a long time. 

   

   

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I am catching up on posts so I am sorry for the delay in my comment.. I just wanted you to know that I am praying for your safety.

BE SAFE

Leave them wondering~

 Darn, lost my post.  Completely gone. 

What I said was just stay safe.  I'll leave it at that. 

 

If I was standing on a fish, I'd slip and fall......

Wow now that's not a story everybody can tell.

Brave...me, nah!!!  Always up for an adventure though.  The other half and myself are off to Bahrain in the next couple of days, so I hope he's up for some adventures.  I figure that every thing is okay until someone rolls up in a Pajero w/ a gun and asks for my passport.  Gotta love it! 

What you do in this life, will echo for eternity.

Someone told me that I was auditioning for the next Indiana Jones sequel.  I felt right at home w/ that comment.

 

What you do in this life, will echo for eternity.

Glad you made it out girl! Phew!

i seriously would've had a panic attack!!  holy sheet! you are brave my friend! what a day! :P

 

What a day you had, sounds like a movie huh

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