May 9, 2013 - posted by Lynn
I am writing this aboard the USS Peleliu. I have joined the Tiger Cruise as the ship returns to San Diego following an 8-month deployment. I am one of about 100+ family members who are experiencing Navy life for the 9-day trip from Pearl Harbor to San Diego. This is an unbelievable experience that is helping me to acknowledge the sacrifice that military families make every single day. Read more here.
While I am sailing with the Navy, Amanda is in Australia for a 2-week study tour. I'll post her trip report when she returns.
And Ken is tending the home fires. I planted some seeds in a tabletop greenhouse before leaving, and he said that they are already ready to plant (less than 2 weeks). So I guess he'll be Farmer Ken until I return.
Ashton and I spent 3 days together in Hawaii before we boarded the ship for the trek to California. After leave in Minnesota and possibly South Carolina in August, he will report to his new job in Naples, Italy in September. Two more years in the Navy! He's pretty excited about the new assignment and looks forward to seeing our friends in Europe while he's there.