Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving.

Good Evening Everyone and Happy Thanksgiving.

We had a very nice Thanksgiving today. The post command went all out at the dining facility and prepared an amazing dinner for us. Every sort of holiday food was available for all. They decorated the facility with a Thankgiving decor. Even the workers dressed up in pilgrim and indian outfits. I have some pictures down below of the dining facility.

After we ate, the company had organize a game day. Our troops had a ping-pong tournament, euchre tournament, a cornhole competition, and Volleyball. It was a nice day to celebrate eachothers company. Tomorrow it will be back to the grind but for today, we felt like we had a little bit of home with us.

We did have a Marine Corps General stop in today to say 'Hi' to the troops. Major General Lafeevbra toured our clinic and met our guys. He was a very nice man and he thanked everyone for their service.

The following pictures were taken this afternoon. As you can see, the military has gone all out this holiday season.

The above picture is a cake. Well at least we think it is a cake as it was covered in frosting, but then again so was the turkey. In fact many of the pictures that you will see was decorated with frosting. I think they built a supporting structure and then covered it in icing. In any case, it was a lot of work to make these decorations.

The decoration in this picture is made with colored rice.

Another picture of the entrance to our dining facility.

The next four pictures are of bread that had been baked into the shapes of animals and plants.

More Bread

I really liked this palm tree. They wouldn't let me eat it.

What you see behind this gentleman are watermelons. The white carvings are the rhine from the melons.

Another Cake.

The entire structure is covered in frosting.

They gave us sparkling grape juice for our celebration. No alcohol is allowed in country...thank goodness.
As you can see, we all ate very well and had a nice time. I hope that you and your families are having a great Thanksiving. May the Lord bless and keep you safe.


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