navy life

Touring the Port Royal and finding the beach.

Yesterday I got to take a tour of J’s ship. While I couldn’t take any photos, I did find a couple online that are old news photos and things. The one at the top is from 2005. ^_^ It was larger than I thought it would be, but the spaces are still narrow. I got to see his berthing and the mess desk and the quarterdeck, as well as several other places I can’t recall. Oh, and he took me as high up as he was allowed (see the highest flat point on the box-like part of the front?) and I got a nice view of Pearl Harbor.

Today they pulled out to begin sea trials. This was the point when they ran aground last February. J called as they were passing the USS Arizona and USS Missouri. Next time they go do circles in the ocean I’m sending his camera with him. ^_^

Anyway, November is shaping up to be a busy month. Last week I was shown how to get to various places downtown, including Chinatown, the Palace, Ala Moana beach park, and a few others. Then I got a little tour of the east coast. I discovered a beautiful military-only beach and stopped in a little shop where a famous artist paints local scenes– I got two prints of sea turtles. ^_^ All in all it was a good day.

Friday night we kicked off NaNoWriMo for Hawaii. We had almost 40 people squeeze into a little local place called Zippy’s. We played a few games and answered lots of questions and generally had a good time. Of course, I haven’t been able to start writing yet (I’ll have a lot to do today) but at least the other people in the region are doing well. Ha.

That’s about it. Maybe the next post will be more interesting. ~_^

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1 thought on “Touring the Port Royal and finding the beach.”

  1. Hey Jo!

    I’m having a hard time keeping up with you! You are the most active person iin SO many areas!!! The NaNoWr…whatever sounds excited, getting to meet other writers! What is the theme of your novel???? How far from finished is it??? I’m dying to read it!!!

    Glad J got a day off – yea!!!!! Enjoyed seeing pics of the ships. Keep us posted.

    UB and I are in Fort Walton staying on the beach. my friend, Tina, got us a great condo, cheap! The beach, water, and weather are perfect! We are so blessed.

    More later….love you, AR ^_^

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