Tuesday, September 9, 2008


After being off island for a week, we are finally back. Good bye freeways, malls, Sea World, Zoo, civilization and crazy Russian taxi drivers. We survived. In tow we brought back lots of souvenirs, lots of pride and one brand new U.S. Marine.

PFC Daniel will be home for a week before heading back to San Diego and Camp Pendleton where he will go to the School of Infantry for about 6 weeks before getting shipping out to the fleet most likely to Iraq or Afghanistan.
VIDEO: Shamu soaking the crowd.

We had a blast in San Diego. We were reunited with our son, did some shopping on base, went to the zoo and went to Sea World twice. We fed the seals, got soaked by Shamu, took a raft ride, got the tea cup spinning so fast on the tea cup ride that Karen is still nauseous after three days and walked mile after mile.

Rebecca brought back a rather impressive collection of drink containers as well as some clothes, stuffed animals and jig saw puzzles.

VIDEO: Daniel spinning the tea cup.
This has been my first full week off of swimming, running and bicycling since I started training for Lavaman nearly a year ago. I'd feel good except that I caught a terrible cold while gone — teach me to take time off from training. It's the first time I've been sick during this past year.

Karen and I brought back lots of memories, and a lot of good times!


debbie said...

It sounds like you had such a good time in California, We had fun too. I enjoyed your videos. Did you see Marilyn has her own blog now too. Her address is It took me a while to find it but it finally it came up. Has Daniel left yet?

marilyn said...

hey thank you for finding me kinda figuring it out if only I could figure out how to make a favorites list so I dont have to keep going to my email to look on you list.


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