Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Night Opolski and I Almost Died! Kinda... Sorta... Not really

As you now know, we have been living in tents.  We dont have much to furnish our rooms with so any piece of furniture that we see is like gold.  So last night as Ski and I walked back from dinner chow we came upon two awesome cabinets that would fit nicely in our "room".  We picked it up and started carrying it back to our tent. All of a sudden we heard a loud explosion. BOOM!!! We immediately knew that they were mortars. I froze and forgot what to do.  Next sound I heard was wood hitting the ground. I looked to my left and saw Ski running full speed towards the mortar shelter, so I did the same. We sat in there for about 15 minutes as about 10 mortars came in. We could see the flash from them which seemed only about 300 meters away from us.  We swore they kept getting closer so we decided to get on the ground and cover our faces like we saw in the safety video.  We stayed on the ground for a couple of minutes until we decided we had to make our move.  We grabbed our furniture (cuz that shit is priceless here) and proceeded to run back to our tent. We cut through the night like we were on a special ops mission, mortars exploding every few minutes. We did that for about a quarter mile until we saw people walking around like it was no big deal. We finally got to our tent and were surprised that no one seemed to be in any kind of panic or alert. We asked them if they had heard the mortars and the replied they had but they were OUTGOING! Ski and I walked to a corner and laughed our asses off! We couldnt believe we were those cherries that everyone talked about. We swore never to tell of our rookie mistake and Im not. We didnt say we couldnt write about it.

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