Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
But speaking of heart, I did something that made mine feel good; I donated my hair to Locks of Love! I've been waiting months for a stylist to tell me it's long enough, so I was super excited. So just in time for Jeff to get back (well, pretty soon, anyway), my hair is too short to get tangly and dries in about ten minutes, which is great in Hawaii. No decent picture yet; you'll see soon enough!
Friday, July 06, 2007
I had to look back to see which was the last port that I wrote about pulling into since I haven't written in awhile. Busan...
Since then, we stopped in Yokosuka Japan (home of the US Seventh Fleet), Nagoya Japan (where we visited an awesome Toyota factory and I got a picture of a water fountain and giant antenna), and Townsville Australia (the culprit of the pictures with wombats and snakes via the Billabong Animal Sanctuary). I also ate this ridiculous hamburger...
We also conducted the fabled crossing the line ceremony (the Wikipedia entry is poorly written, but it was the best I could find online), as we passed over the equator, in which King Neptune (or Poseidon for those who prefer the Greek nomenclature – the US Navy prefers the Roman variety: Neptunus Rex, Ruler of the Raging Main) and Davy Jones visit the ship to evaluate the seaworthiness of all the slimy pollywogs to become honorable shellbacks. The ceremony has become rather tame in recent years, but it is still an enjoyable experience. I did my first in 2005 aboard the USS PEARL HARBOR.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Afterward, we went to Island Burger for Lava Flows and (of course) island burgers and watched fireworks from the parking deck at Ala Moana. That wasn't planned well; we were unable to get out of the parking deck afterward because construction clogged traffic up so badly. So we ended up getting dessert; Neeli was practically falling asleep in her ice cream!
And now for another picture of Zeke falling asleep in a very unnatural looking position - I'm going to have to teach him to do his kitty yoga when he's not quite so tired!