Wednesday, March 28, 2007

28 March 2007, I thought I would share some pictures with you today. This is a jingle truck, sorry it's out of focus. The name comes from the fact that they hang small chains all around it so that it "jingles" while they drive. Don't ask me why.

We heard the bridge is out, do you see a bridge?

One of the projects we as international partners are trying to fix here, the roads, or lack of.

This is much better.

This is Pol - e - Charki village.

One of many friendly faces we saw on our trip today.
This trip is also good if you need to tenderize some meat, I felt quite tender afterwards. Be safe and have a great day.


MrsDub said...

Please tell me you didn't drive across the bridge!!! I think they're are some "jingle trucks" on I-40 everyday during rush hour. Do you think you can just bring some of those kids home with you? I think MissDub needs some siblings (she disagrees)

Sarge Charlie said...

great photos, you are showing me a place I never got to see, that is a nice bridge.

stay safe

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

what bridge? ha ha ha

be safe sgt. smiles, bee

Diana said...

Thanks so much for sharing the pictures. It is always to see what other countries look like. I don't know that I would want to be in all that sand, IF I had a choice!
Love the bridge!!
Be safe and take care.

Odat said...

a) What's a jingle truck built for?
b) Is that water OVER the bridge??
c) Looks a little dusty over there!
d) Double awwwww for the kids..!!
That last pic is what does it!
Thanks for sharing them.

Linda said...

Thanks for giving us a look-see at the place you're currently residing in. It's good for us to see how others live and what we're doing in Afghanistan.

Amazing Gracie said...

I love the photos I've seen of the Afghani people. And children are beautiful no matter where they are!
I'd hate being in the dust - any place that can eat your engines is no place for your sinuses!!!
Are you ready to be tagged again?
This one is easier...If you don't have the time for it, no sweat. It's on my blog.

Callie Ann said...

Wow after that road trip I keep tasting dust in my mouth. Wow, was it scary at all? How long were you out there?

Desert Songbird said...

I'm giggling at all the dust comments; that's par for the course out here! Doesn't mean I like it, and it's so bad for breathing, but after almost 17 years here in the desert, you just accept it as a fact of life.

That water over the road reminds of some pretty silly drivers here. If a driver moves around the barricades on a washed out closed road and subsequently has to be rescued, then the driver is fined for the cost of the rescue. It's called the "Stupid Motorist Law" - don'tcha love it?!

Sunrunner said...

The chains are supposed to try to cut down on pebbles and gravel flying out from under the trucks. The gravel trucks here in Colorado are starting to do that. It actually does work! Cute pics of the kids! Stay safe.

Anonymous said...

That dust is about as bad as our yellow/green pollen dust is here in ATL. Great pictures!...

Mimi Lenox said...

Beautiful children. Great shots.