Rolling Stones addiction

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    AA0057DA-1164-4818-906E-257EBC31834B.jpeg 379788B6-C8DD-4D52-80DE-E3BE91B66F37.jpeg 865D6CDD-25E0-47EA-904A-35E4863A91D8.jpeg A few pics from traveling. That river is Windy river canyon, it has boldest as big as a house in it. God it was so pretty. Jade green water rushing along, huge mountains towering over is on either side. Apparently I’m having issues with pictures right now. If they don’t load, I’ll attempt to attach them next. The barren landscape is New Mexico.
     
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    Very nice geodes!
     
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    That's amazing and a rockhounds paradise.
     
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    Grrr. It won’t let me attach them
     
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    Nick83 Jack of all trades, Master of none.

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    Two 1512359833332.jpg of my self collected druzy geodes
     
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    That must be so nice to see places like that and experience the nature. I know where you are coming from. Out of all the places I've lived around the world, Florida will always be home for me. I do miss the places I've been to and really enjoyed the places I've experienced. The desert is also a place where I am not thrilled about going again although they were some really beautiful sights. IMG_20160314_204328.jpg IMG_20160314_222808.jpg
     
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    The desert is beautiful. Esp if there was a good winter rain season. It blooms.
     
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    Haha, I did the same in Maine over a nice chunk of feldspar. It was about 60 lbs but only had to carry it for a quarter mile. It currently sits next to my mailbox, welcoming our guests.
     
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    Wheres that?
     
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    Afghanistan
     
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    I didn’t get to see there. I saw Iraq. Aside from one Amazing lightening storm, and some cool sunsets/ sunrises, I didn’t see a lot out there I’d call pretty. Southern Iraq where I was is rather flat, very dusty, but there were some trees!
     
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    Yea dusty, dirty and depending where you stood very stinky. I was all over Afghanistan from the cities to the flats to the hills and mountains. I only saw maybe one or two thunderstorms. During the winter up in mountains we got a decent amount of snow to build snowmen and hide to launch snowballs at unsuspecting victims walking to the latrine in the middle of the night. Froze our butts off but we'll worth the cheap laughs.
     
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    I was on duty at night at the tmc in camp Echo, talking on the phone to my sister. The sand storms had been light, the heavy stuff was rolling off in the distance. It sparked a lightning storm, and wow the colors. I’ve never seen electric lavender lightning, neon pink, or those colors before, or since. My sister about freaked when I paused, then blurred out “Holy sh**!” She thought we must be under attack. I watched that storm all night, and it remains one of the best memories I have of that place.
     
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    Wow that's really cool! I've never seen anything like that. Some sandstorms got bad but nowhere near what you experienced. I don't think the terrain was very conducive for an event like that.
     
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    That part used to be swamp before sadam drained it fearing that someone would use the swamps to sneak in and attack him. So very dry silty sand, fine dust. I was a fobbit cause we weren’t allowed out the wire, but I’ve been told that since we were running the hospital and tmc, it wouldn’t be held against us! Lol. So I never got to see the big black out sandstorms, although having mud rain from the sky was weird as...
     
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    Haha sounds pretty nasty. The dust was crazy outside the wire and driving in a convoy made it worse. There was one location where the silt/sand was over a foot deep and I couldn't even see the hood of my truck let alone see the truck infront of me was stopped until I hit it haha. And my wife wonders how I could have so much crap in my lungs and constantly clearing my throat.
     

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    Oddly, being out in the dry heat cleared my lungs. I was having serious issues with the winter crud every year, turns out I’m allergic to dust mites, almost to the point of needing ER visits. Living in Arkansas at the time, lots of humidity, mold, pollen, etc, I was sick every year October to April, and it would kick my butt. Even ended up with pneumonia from it at one point. But dry environments help. The only crud I caught out there was a case of gastroenteritis, and that from working in the hospital.
     
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    Yea that dry air was nice but so much dirty air also. I don't even know all the crap I was exposed to and came out unscathed...on that at least. My little brother is a nurse in the Air Force and luckily hasn't been deployed or PCS overseas yet. I know being in a hospital over there isn't exactly the most sanitary place to be no matter what precautions are taken.
     
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    image.jpg Here’s one of the rocks from Nebraska.
     
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