Friday, November 30, 2007
My son John called tonight
My son John called tonight, he was standing on the flight deck of his ship, the USS Doyle right outside the two helicopter doors. He had a very hectic day trying to get there. When he got to the airport in Chicago yesterday and picked up his ticket it was for the wrong destination, his ticket had him coming home. After spending some time on the phone with his base in Great Lakes he was able to get a new plane ticket to Florida. He was glad that he finally made it there. He is amazed at how big the ship is. He said he loves it. Everyone has been very nice so far. He said that the ships Mess ( dining hall ) is called the Seaside Cafe. He sounded very happy. He is going to sleep on the ship tonight and then move to the barracks tomorrow while the ship is in dock. He gets to sleep until 6am and was excited about that. He hasn't slept past 5am for the past 6 months.