Well, that's one way to spend Memorial Day ...
Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C. said Monday she has a better perspective on the harsh conditions in Afghanistan as she visited the Middle East on her first oversees trip since taking office this year.
Hagan said she was able to spend two days in Afghanistan over the Memorial Day weekend, visiting with U.S. troops and talking with senior officials from both countries. The trip was not disclosed until Monday for security reasons, and she called to speak with reporters from an undisclosed location in the region.
A ride over the poppy fields: