Here she is. Unscramble N R E W E O S E I H and you get E I S E N H O W E R. Add USS and you get the name of the aircraft carrier in the foreground. The ship in the distance is the USS George Washington. You might remember that my son was on that ship earlier this year as she sailed around South America on her way to deployment in Japan.
So, what's this all about?
WHO? My mom and I are going to Virginia to see my son who is an officer deployed to Strike Group Eight now attached to the USS Eisenhower .
WHAT? The Eisenhower is hosting a Friends and Family Day Cruise.
WHEN? August 30
WHERE? Naval Air Station, Norfolk, VA and the Atlantic Ocean
WHY? A rare chance to tour the ship, see my son's quarters, cruise out on the Atlantic far enough to watch an air power demonstration.
I've had this planned for a few months and now I'm just a few days away from what will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I am not crazy about the water, especially if I can't see the bottom --- or the shore line. Cruises are not on my list of dream vacations. This is quite different, but I'm a little nervous anyway.
So, I'll be on the road beginning Wednesday and gone for a week. There should be plenty of time to blog and, of course, send pictures.
Wow! Now you know why I just had to have some fun with this in preparation. Carmi and Carol, that's the rest of the story. Me, I'll see if I can get a shot of a doo-doo-diver bomber, otherwise known as a sea dull, for you. :-)