It’s Been a While.

First off, I must apologize for the lack of updates here recently. I have been traveling for the last three weekends and school has been keeping me pretty busy. So I will do a really quick update as I have a bunch of school work to do. I’ve been in Savannah for two and a half months now, and I am starting to like it a little better.  

As for the traveling I have been doing… I went to San Diego for the first trip. My dad had a meeting out there, so my brother and I joined him. Big ear, nose and throat meeting – I was excited to do touristy things. Where did I go first you might ask? The Midway. 

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Chart

This was inside the Midway on the bridge. Chart that was used. Sorry for the glare. It was awesome. I have a ton of pictures. The carrier was awesome to look at, especially since I took a class on WWII last semester. It was huge, but I still could not even imagine living on that! We also ate at Kansas City BBQ, the place were the scene from Top Gun was filmed… “You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling.” 

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I went to the San Diego Maritime Museum the next day and as many of you can already guess, I spent hours in there. It was a place I looked at working, and after graduate school, I would not mind living and working there one bit! They had three tall ships, two submarines and some old boats that were once used as ferries. The submarine was crazy! I could never live on one of those! So tiny and just plain tiny. 

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This photo is inside the Soviet sub. You had to basically crawl through this opening. Yes, I was even too tall. It is looking into the area where the enlisted men slept. No thank you. 

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Sail on the Star of India.

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Carrier.

On Saturday my dad, brother, and Dr. P and I went sailing. It was a cooler day, but there was wind! We got to get pretty close to the Midway and somewhat close to the carrier that was at the opposite side of the Bay. 

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Sea lions relaxing.

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The whole crew.

The following weekend I had to go to Boston for my grandfather’s funeral. He was almost 96. It was not a time for mourning more for a celebration of his long and very prosperous life. It was also great to see that side of the family, as I do not see them a lot.

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The Bup and I last summer.

This past weekend I finally went home. It was great to see everyone too. I also finally got to walk across the stage for graduation! Here is the history group before graduation. 

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Professor Bell and I

My graduation cap sported the phrase ‘Merica. It was a really good weekend. Now it’s time to go into beast mode these last four weeks of the quarter. I cannot believe I am almost done with it! 

 

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