Ah, but first – and before I forget – Pat sent me this link. Not all of you may know about my families running flamingo joke. It started the day of our wedding when a present turned out to be a pink plastic flamingo lawn ornament. That flamingo traveled with us and finally got lost somewhere around our first tour in Heidelberg. The joke continued over the years with the occasional stuffed bird, strange pen (courtsey of the Eldest), and a wind chime courtsey of Carmen.
This is not a hint. I neither need nor want any flamingo anything here in Afghanistan.
On to fine dining. There are three official choices here on base – the Dragon DFAC, Coley DFAC, and 3rd BDE AV. The last is less than 100 meters from the office. It is actually a military DFAC – with real military cooks. It is not big and shiny. It does not have the variety of the other locations. What it does have is a military hard working staff that likes their jobs, does them well, and is dressed in ACU scrubs.
Being smaller, it is less popular. Ice cream is still offered at lunch and dinner. The salad bar had a limited but adequate suggestion. Vartious rumors are flying about them not being replaced on rotation. I hope that is not true – and that it is actually another military unit.