so anyways there i was watching these two blackhawk helicopters that had landed on their pad (which is like 50 - 100 ft from our trailer) but i was outside watching them cause anything that flys is of great interest to me. so i was watching these two helicopters with there rotor spinning and the flashing lights and all.
did i happen to mention that we are in the desert. Like the sandy desert.
you ever get that feeling that something is not quite right. That maybe you should move.
Well I know a little bit about things that fly, so i noticed the increased whine of their engines and i knew in the back of my head that they were finished with whatever pre-flight checks that they were going to do and were about to lift off. even as i ducked behind the trailer and saw the 1st one lift off (awesome sight btw) i was engulfed in this incredible man-made dust storm from the downwash of their rotorwash. it was similar to getting smacked around by a boxer with sandpaper on his gloves.... then the second one went by. well it wasnt that bad, not something i would want to repeat (so why did i...) it was kinda cool actually.
oh, one more thing, our first night there was introduced by this gigantic BOOM !!! followed by a lot of machine gun fire. i just rolled over in bed and was like damn SEALs, I hope they dont do that crap every night. thankfully they didnt. But them damn blackhawks kept coming and going.....