Thursday, August 20, 2009

Video from The Sailor's Navy Boot Camp Graduation / Pass-in-Review

Navy Pass in Review, July 17, 2009

Divisions marching in ... all 13 divisions made up of 971 sailors

Honor Grads being honored (including my sailor!)

Robert Gates, US Secretary of Defense, was the speaker

My Sailor receiving his Honor Grad certificate

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bristol Renaissance Faire

I went to the Renaissance Faire this past Sunday with some friends. The weather was truly Chicago that day. Started off hot and humid in the low 90s. Eventually clouded up, rained, cleared up, and was around 75 degrees and very pleasant. But then I drove home (about 70 miles south) and it was still in the mid-80s and incredibly humid.

Fire whip!

The reason we went on the hottest day of the summer was to see the drums and bagpipe band, Tartanic


Paula's friend Raychel brought her hoop

Faeries/nymphs/sprites/not sure. They only interact with children.

Like I said, the weather was interesting

the sun came out before the rain stopped

Death came calling ... but he just needed a place to sit and stay dry

Hooping during the drum jam

One last shot before getting into my car

You can see all the photos in my Flickr set.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I visited Rob last weekend. Eventually he will get weekend liberty and can come home from Friday to Sunday, but for now, he gets daytime liberty, so last weekend and this weekend I'm up there.

Anyway, last Sunday, after checking out of my hotel, and doing some shopping/browsing, we had some time to kill before dinner, so we went to the Waukegan Harbor. I don't know what this is, but I had to take a picture of Rob in front of it:

Monday, August 3, 2009

someone new to keep me company

I adopted by BFF's cat today. Right now her name is Chewy. Not sure if I'm going to rename her.