Upon arrival here's how I was greeted at the airport:
Well I'm back from Norfolk, Virginia. Was so nice to see my boy and spend a few days with him.
We spent a day on the USS Eisenhower out to sea, watched an airshow, ate some meals aboard ship. Then we spent some time at Virginia Beach, flew kites, drank a few cold beers, shot some pool, did some body surfing. Not a bad weekend at all.
Here's some shots:
There she is looming over the sky in the early morning hours. And when I say early morning, I came from the West Coast so it's 2:00 am my time. (yawn) Only 16 hours to go.
Geez, it doesn't look like he TRULY likes Ike.
Gives you and idea of the size of the flight deck..... 4 1/2 acres!
The 'Island'.......My son climbed the radar tower one night....apparently radar cooks you....
Airshow 22 miles out to sea, landings, retrievals, bombs, 30 Cal machine guns, two fly by sonic-booms, in addition to dogfighting and other maneuvers....
Kinda looks like we like one another huh?
Virginia Beach Boardwalk:
He thinks he's cool..... (well, he's not too bad actually, but don't tell him I said so)
I'll miss the old boat, but after SIXTEEN freaking hours on it, I'd had enough! I have no idea
how these kids spend months on this thing. I have new found respect for every Navy man.