I will not be posting for a few days. Here is the reason.... it's absolutely true and I want to make it sound as mysterious as possible.
I have been called to serve my country. I can't say any more about the mission now. However, I've been given permission to write about it with photographs, but only after I am back.
Tomorrow I catch a plane that will land on an Air Craft Carrier at Sea. I'm not sure where it is, they didn't say and I didn't ask. I won't be alone. Most of the members of the squad are good friends but I don't know the guys they call Ghost. (If you know the theme song to "Mission Impossible" or know any of the James Bond music... now would be a good time to play that theme in your head while I tell you the rest)
None of the people I am traveling with know that I have been on a mission like this before and on this same Carrier. We have a few days to come together as a unit, perform our duties and be successful.
We could face danger....(if you still have the music playing in your head picture Bryan Williams saying the rest)
I was told by some one representing the Admiral that this trip would be an Adventure for all of us. I looked up the actual definition of ADVENTURE and it is: an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risk. Am I afraid? This is not a cruise ship. This is an armed nuclear powered Air Craft carrier. Of course - I know this is the real thing but, I actually feel very comfortable with the United States Navy in charge.
My brother tells me the two of us visited our Dad when he was a Commander on a WW2 Air Craft Carrier. I was too young to remember. My Dad was defined in some ways by his career in the Navy, so I have always known there is US Navy in my blood. This time I plan to make sure I absorb it in every detail.
Mysterious enough... all true. More later.
As you were,