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Minnesota National Guard Troop Visit – Blog Entry No. 4

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on December 10, 2009 – 4:42 pm

Vikings Entertainment Network’s Bryan Harper and KFAN’s Mike Morris, the former Vikings longsnapper and current host of “The Power Trip Morning Show,” will be traveling to Iraq to visit Minnesota National Guard Troops over the next week or so.  Both men will be updating fans via the vikings.com Blog on their trip about the experience.

Below is the duo’s fourth entry, sent via BlackBerry from Kuwait.

Morris/Harper: Finally to Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait. Dinner was KFC on the base. Troops everywhere obviously. This is a 24/7 big time operation. Glow sticks light the tent. Turning in now as we have to be up in about 4 hours. Big day tomorrow. Just amazing this place half the world away.


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Minnesota National Guard Troop Visit – Blog Entry No. 3

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on December 10, 2009 – 3:11 pm

Vikings Entertainment Network’s Bryan Harper and KFAN’s Mike Morris, the former Vikings longsnapper and current host of “The Power Trip Morning Show,” will be traveling to Iraq to visit Minnesota National Guard Troops over the next week or so.  Both men will be updating fans via the vikings.com Blog on their trip about the experience.

Below is the duo’s third entry, sent via BlackBerry from the Kuwait airport.

Morris/Harper: Well we made it into Kuwait. Leaving the airport… think LAX or O’Hare x 10. “Busy airport” wouldn’t do it justice. Temp is about 60 degrees but seems warmer.

Caribou Coffee and McDonald’s first two places we came across. 22 hours from arrival at MSP til we got here. Not too bad.  Its almost midnight here though and we feel like its 3:00 in the afternoon.

Every sign is in both Arabic and English. Photos to come at some point.

Morris: This place reminds me of Texas as far as terrain. Rainy season is in effect now so there is decent greenery. It isn’t raining now and since we are sleeping in a tent tonight I hope it doesn’t rain anytime soon.

A lot more American cars than expected too.


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Minnesota National Guard Troop Visit – Blog Entry No. 2

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on December 10, 2009 – 9:06 am

Vikings Entertainment Network’s Bryan Harper and KFAN’s Mike Morris, the former Vikings longsnapper and current host of “The Power Trip Morning Show,” will be traveling to Iraq to visit Minnesota National Guard Troops over the next week or so.  Both men will be updating fans via the vikings.com Blog on their trip about the experience.

Below is the duo’s second entry, sent via BlackBerry from the Amsterdam airport.

Short stop in Amsterdam. Comfortable plane ride – props to Delta Airlines. Morris will be calling into his morning show for a few minutes before we take off again so tune in. Lots of sheep-filled green fields all around the city (you could see so much green from the plane).   Photos coming soon…


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Minnesota National Guard Troop Visit – Blog Entry No. 1

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on December 9, 2009 – 7:43 pm

Vikings Entertainment Network’s Bryan Harper and KFAN’s Mike Morris, the former Vikings longsnapper and current host of “The Power Trip Morning Show,” will be traveling to Iraq to visit Minnesota National Guard Troops over the next week or so.  Both men will be updating fans via the vikings.com Blog on their trip about the experience.

Below is the duo’s first entry, sent via BlackBerry from the plane as the duo prepares for the long journey overseas.

Departing Minneapolis for the long trip overseas. Ran into Rich Gannon at the airport. He is headed to Tampa to do the Jets game for CBS.

We are already planning the Friday Power Trip morning show which is planned to be with a LIVE audience overseas. Its going to be tough to adjust to the time difference (9 hrs).

We will definitely be tired as the show starts just hour after our arrival. But can’t wait to see our troops.


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