We didn’t want to scare you all before now, but we figured we should post this today. We’re now in Baghdad. We flew in around midnight from Rome after jumping through an unbelievable number of hoops to get simple tourist visas. Things aren’t too bad here, although there were two bombings near our hotel yesterday. Today we’re going to head over to see the famous toppled Saddam statue, but there are several checkpoints for us to get through to get out of the Green Zone.
Anyway, Internet access is pretty spotty what with the constant brownouts and whatnot, so I’d better make this quick. We’ll send a proper update tomorrow!
– Chris and Laura
Update April 2, 2010: Well April Fool’s is over and we’re back in Lanciano, Italy, safe and sound. 😉
O.K. AM I DUMB OR WHAT. READ THE COMMENTS AND I’M WITH YOUR MOM. BUT AFTER READING OTHERS, IS IT JUST AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE?? ANYWAY, STAY SAFE WHEREVER YOU MAY BE AND HAPPY EASTER!!! LOL, AUNTIE BETTY
April 2nd, 2010 at 3:27 am
@Auntie Betty: Yeah, we’re evil. Of course we didn’t travel to Iraq. Tell Mom I’m sorry! We tried to call yesterday but couldn’t figure out the Italian phone card. I’ll call later today when it’s likely you guys will be up and around. Love you all!
Almost got me. Almost. I was firstly thinking: “those bastards!” now I’ll never get to see them in Italy! Then I also read Laura’s FB page.. wow. Coincidence that they are in Iraq AND Laura is pregnant? Oh yea, april fool’s day 🙂 Very nice touch. The photoshop is really good! can’t wait to see you fools soon 🙂
Hahaha, that is quite the excellent Photoshop job!
Haha oh April fools and the magic of photoshop! Put your poor mothers at ease will you!
Didn’t want to scare us…..too late. Nothing like getting up in the morning and seeing your daughter-in-law standing in front of armed soldiers. Way to go Chris. Please be super careful you two. I understand you wanting to see the place, but I want to see you coming home safe and sound at the end of it. I’m trusting your smarts and common sense to keep you out of dangerous areas. Love you both, take care of each other.