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This girl’s photo blog is amazing.  She totally shows off her mad flying skills here.

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A Little Liberty

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A little liberty goes a long way. During this EastPac, we spent some time at sea doing exercises, then got to pull into my home town, San Diego.

Just like I remember, it’s beautiful. The city’s great, the people are inviting and there’s a ton to do if you have the time. I just wanted to get into port and relax and there was plenty of that too.

This was a namesake visit (the LA JOLLA visiting La Jolla), so we had some community relation stuff to do. I had the opportunity to visit La Jolla High School. We talked to the kids about submarines and our lives on them. They really appreciated it. They actually all stood up, clapped and cheered as we were leaving the school. Who would have known we were appreciated so much, especially by high schoolers? That was certainly a highlight of trip as well as the recommendation to try the Lucha Libre Taco Shop (twitter:@luchalibretaco). Best filling meal of the trip.

Now it’s time to head home again. I need some Hawaii beach time. There’s just no place like home.

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Make Your Mark

No one wants to leave nothing behind. Everyone wants to leave a legacy, no matter how small, so people can remember that we were here. No one wants to be the one soon forgotten.

Steve Jobs will not be one of those soon forgotten people.

He created things that no one had ever thought of. He made impossible dreams tangible. Even the crazy ones weren’t crazy enough to match what he did.

I hope people look at his life’s work and realize that passion and drive can be a powerful force. Never settling is the only way to get what you really want.

Thank you, Steve, for leaving your mark.

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EastPac time!

It’s time to head out again. These fast boats certainly have a grueling schedule and it makes it hard to enjoy the time in port for long periods. Fortunately, it doesn’t take away from the awesome times that I do have when I’m in port.

We should be coming up again soon and I’ll tell you where when we get there. For now, know that we’re highly trained professionals who do this for a living, even if we don’t like it. I’ll miss you and talk to you all soon!

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LEMME SMANG IT- Yung Humma ft Flynt Flossy – YouTube

Just when the world couldn’t handle anymore bad music, this gets stuck in your head.

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Paris Bound!

After all that time at sea, you would think I would just want to stay home for a while. I could just sit on my lanai and watch every sunset that came along, but I’m not. Instead, I’m planning my next trip.

At the end of the month, I’m going to Paris. It’s going to be a blast. The flight and hotel are booked. The next move is to go. I really can’t wait.

On the way back, I’ll be flying through New York. Hopefully, I’ll get to see some friends. I miss everyone so much. I wanted to make it out to Washington too, but it wasn’t in the cards for this trip. Maybe a winter trip is in order.

If anyone is bored in early August, feel free to join me. I have room for another since my traveling companions mostly bailed. I won’t let it stop me from getting my French vacation on! More on the trip soon!

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In for Good

Deployment is over. After all the months away, it’s finally all over. I was fortunate enough to come home a little early, but I knew I would have to go back to finish it out. Being back in Hawaii is great and it’s jus as awesome as when I left it.

When I initially got back almost two weeks ago, I was able to surprise Kira and get some quality time in without being interrupted by work. I enjoyed fireworks, going out with friends and even staying in to enjoy a movie at home. I could tell stories of being away in Bahrain, India and Singapore and it was good to share my experiences with people who weren’t there to share them with me in person. That, I think, was the best part of this whole adventure.

Next on the agenda should be a little leave time. Some friends and I are planning on taking another trip, but at least it will be on our terms this time. We’ll just have to see how this next trip comes out.

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