Ar Rass and the crewApril 13 in Saudi Arabia
Another long day but we are that much closer to our return to Riyadh. Only one nearby wadi survey and then a 5 hour drive. We should have a days rest before we prepare a meeting with the government then we get the crew back together for one last wadi install as the government watches. We had a unique crew this trip and thought I would introduce them.
The first picture is my driver and leader of the hired crew, "Prince" Ramiz. He Is from jordan and not actually a Prince. He comes from one of the largest families in Jordan. We would talk about the powerful Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi and I soon started calling him Prince of Jordan. He Would laugh so his nickname became "Prince".
The second picture is Abdul wadood of Yemen. One of the happiest (side note, auto correct tried to spell hottest, haha), nicest and hardest working individuals I have met in Saudi. He moved from Yemen 7 years ago. He hopes to move to the USA as with his wife and 4 kids. His best friend lives in North Carolina, near virginia. He was the guy I could always rely on.
The third picture is our two Sudanese workers who were in the large equipment truck. Ahmed, on the left was nice but always tried to sleep when we got to our job site. He would sleep on the ground under the bridge or in his car if there was no bridge. He would be constantly woken up when we needed him, until yesterday when he refused to work. On the right side of the picture is Abdul Wahab. Very nice guy and hard worker. He would get upset alot, but in a non threatening way. It was kind of comical like when a kid would act up.
Though it did not start out smooth, we found our groove and somehow this unique group of individuals were able to work somewhat efficiently by the endRead more