Saturday, October 27, 2007

A Walk to the Bathroom

A couple of days ago I posted on my neighborhood and living quarters Camp Liberty. One thing you may have noticed is that I didn't show the bathroom facilities, so this post is to rectify that. As I mentioned previously at our office on Camp Victory, we have the wonderful porta-potties. Well, thankfully we have a little better accommodations at "home." So, now I'll talk you on a walk to the bathroom.



First, my room is about 40 yards from the bathroom. In the pic below the entrance to the bathroom is marked by the red (thanks Mimi) wooden cigarette box.





Then you come to the shower door...



When you walk in the showers are to the left...


And the urinals and sinks are to the right. This is where I stumble to most nights during my 2-3 nightly trips to the bathroom due to having to drink so much water to stay hydrated.


However, if I need to take care a little more serious business...as soon as you walk out the shower door you take an immediate left and stay inside the barriers until you get to the clearing a few feet ahead...

Once in the clearing you take another left and walk across to the other side...

When you get the barriers on the other side, you take one more left and walk along the barrier again to the steps ahead...

And there is the door to the serious business room...



Once inside, you have your choice of about 12 or so flushables. They also have a couple of urinals as well as sinks on the opposite wall from the stalls, but no showers in this one.


And there you have the full tour of a walk to the bathroom to take care of any amount of business that needs taking care of in my neck of Camp Liberty. Now imagine making that walk in the PITCH black and half asleep...definitely a miracle there aren't more non-combat related injuries for that reason alone =)

10 comments:

Dee said...

Wow, what an ordeal!! I would've liked to see someone's face while you were taking pics of the bathroom facilities ;-)))!!

Cajun Tiger said...

lol...there was actually a guy in the shower trailer about to start shaving when I walked in so I asked if I could take a pic real quick before he started and he gladly agreed to step out the pic saying he did the same thing when he first got here.

Mimi said...

First, you're welcome.
Second, you agreed that was a podium!!! >.<

EYA!!!

FeatherIron said...

I sure hope you are getting paid good for all that!

On a serious note, I get sad and kinda concerned for you all seeing all those baricades. Sitting over here it's easy to not "go there" even while reading about where you are and the very real danger you are in but seeing all those really brings it home. Stay safe.

Dan (the coworker) said...

Wait a minute, trailers get better restrooms than people living in tents? What's up with this!? Something is wrong, Camp Liberty will be hearing from my lawyer!!!

Mike's America said...

Ever thought of a chamber pot in your room? I bet you could buy one with Nancy Pelosi's picture in the bottom.

FeatherIron said...

Now that's an Idea!!

Steele peed in a Coke Bottle when they were stuck in traffic the other day...

Kristy said...

That's cool that you've got a trailer....didn't know that. Which community did you get?

Flag Gazer said...

Thanks for the great tour!!!

Cajun Tiger said...

Mimi... sowwie >.<

FI...yeah they are definitely great reminders that we aren't in Kansas anymore.

Dan...sorry to break it to you but yeah, you got the short straw ;)

Mike and FI...absolutely no way!!! I'll take my chances in the dark =)

Kristy...yeah, Leonie totally hooked my up thankfully...Pad 11

Gazer...my pleasure