Jeff visited Philadelphia University for Jess to get her PA white coat. Apparently she has been wearing it all along, so why is there a ceremony? Who knows, but it means she has finished her first year of school successfully! And she gets "coated" (they actually said that!).
Jess and Jeff just returned from a weeklong vacation on the Carnival Pride out of Baltimore. Meeting up for the short amount of time they both have off from school, the intent was to get out of both Phili and D.C. for a few days and get some sun (they both recieved good grades this semester).
The Pride sailed on the 9th and spent two days enroute to Port Canaveral, Florida before heading to Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas. They returned today and should post several pictures from the trip later. In the meanwhile, here is a picture of Jeff waiting on a train at Penn Station.
Hello everybody! Sorry for the delay in posting, but school for Jess isn't very news-worthy and Jeff's work is uneventful. While both Jess and Jeff are doing well in school, it was definitely time for a break.
For Jess's spring break, we spent some time visiting colonial Williamsburg after a weekend in DC. We've discovered that neither of us is all that into colonial history, but that hasn't stopped us from enjoying the time together. Jess did get somewhat interested in the historic apothecary (picture below). We did manage to eat a very wonderful four-course French meal at a local restaraunt, though. We'll try to remember to post more pictures when we get back to Jeff's.
Although the weather started off poor, it has begun to get nice and will hopefully stay warm over the next few days.
Although I haven't received orders yet, I found out a couple of days ago that my next assignment will be as the First Lieutenant on the USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) out of Little Creek, Virgina (adjacent to Norfolk). Prior to heading there, though, I'll spend October to May in Newport, RI for the Department Head course at Surface Warfare Officer School .