Monday, June 01, 2009

Drive Faster!!!

Here's something you don't see in your mirror every day - unless you drive the "Follow Me" truck at an airport, that is.

We're hard at work here at the embassy, getting ready for President Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia. Today I was working at one of the local airports, helping bring in aircraft carrying the personnel and equipment that arrive in advance of the President. I caught a ride in the truck that guides aircraft to their parking spots, and I snapped this shot in the mirror.

12 comments:

Hangyakutya said...

Hehe, great photo! I can imagine how important is it to prepare roundly for the arrival of your President; I wish you strength and luck for your work. Also I need them very much: tomorrow a lot of controllers will arrive to us to the HQ and will stay for some days to make a periodic comprehensive check.
Greetings to Mr. Obama, if you meet him :)

Morgan the Muse said...

That is a pretty amazing picture, there!

Keith Miller said...

No matter how fast you drive, someone always wants to pass you! If you should happen to meet the new CEO of General Motors, remind him that the POTUS bows only to pray.

Steven Givler said...

Thanks for writing, everybody. I'm glad to hear from each of you. I'm sorry I haven't blogged lately. Work has been keeping me tremendously busy. I am working on a new painting though, and I'll post my progress on it soon. Plus, I'll probably have something to say about tomorrow's visit of "the new CEO of General Motors (Thanks Keith) so watch this space.

Karin said...

I am so relieved that YOU will be there to oversee the welcoming of our new president. Let us know if his Arabic is as fluent as I presume it to be...

Aluminati said...

I am so relieved that YOU will be there to oversee the welcoming of our new president on Saudi soil. Let us know if his Arabic is as fluent as I presume it to be...

Aluminati said...

I am so relieved that YOU will be there to oversee the welcoming of our new president on Saudi soil. Let us know if his Arabic is as fluent as I presume it to be...

Donald Douglas said...

Love it!

Gayle said...

That is a great photo, Steven!

Question: If the truck should break down, will the airplane be able to stop? Just wondering. :)

Flag Gazer said...

Such an outstanding photo! WOW!

thesheikhdown said...

Good to see a post from you, Steve. Another great photo as usual. Shukran!

Dave C said...

"Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear."