Kellie Pickler just returned from a USO tour where she squeezed in visits to 9 cities in 5 days including, Germany, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo and England. She posted a few thoughts on her tour yesterday in a My Space blog:
I am more tired than I have ever been in my life and I don’t mind it at all. I just got back from my second USO tour. Once again, the most incredible thing I have ever done in my life.
I don’t think I have ever flown this much in my life. Monday we flew to Washington where we joined Admiral Mike Mullen (chairman of the joint chief of staff) to board our flight on a C-32 to Germany. That is where we kicked off our first show. I still can’t believe that in a matter of 6 days we flew to Germany, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, and England. The shows did not start until we landed on Tuesday and if I remember correctly we did 9 shows in 5 days!!!! I guess I am still on auto pilot, not sure why I am even up right now as I just got in from England late last night. lol. I don’t think this trip has really sunk in yet so it might take me a while to absorb everything….I’m kinda drawing blanks right now. I do however remember two things….seeing the faces of over 20, 000 military men and women (that is forever imprinted in my mind) and….the horrific endless sight of porta potties (that too is forever imprinted in my mind).
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the men and women serving our country. I will never take what you do for granted.
God Bless You and God Bless the USA!
Also not taking for granted? Indoor plumbing…
Kellie will be announcing the the winners of the 3rd Annual CMT Online Awards on Friday at 3:30 pm on CMT. Plus, she’ll be ringing in the New Year with Ryan Seacrest on December 31 as a special correspondent for ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. 10 pm.