8 X 30 242- Another Update on Molly

Well it seems that Molly is having a great time onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. Monday she got underway and it was just a day of getting out to sea. Then on Tuesday they had an airshow and Molly got lost!!!! Where was Travis? Yesterday was a not doing anything day too or at least that is what I think. She has been rocking and rolling on the ship and not sea sick at all. She loves it or at least that is what I am told. She is working hard on her homework and spending quality time with her pops.

Tracking back a little here. This is at Diamondhead in HI.

Molly and Travis together in HI.

View from Diamondhead.

On the ship, the day of the airshow. Molly is in the vultures row.

Rhino Launch

Prowler Launch

Lowering a Rescue Swimmer.

Swimmer deploying smoke. Molly thought this was cool.

Some dude fastroping down to the deck.

Helos flying by with flags

Formation Flyover. Molly took this one. I think she has her mother’s eye.

I think this is Molly on the flight deck with Travis.

This is a Prowler refueling from a Rhino.

Vultures Row

Two Planes dropped bombs in the water. Molly thought this was awesome. She loves the guns and bombs.

“Dirty Pass” Fly by with gear and hook down.

Molly and Travis watching the airshow. And I love love the guy in the back. Do you think he knew he was in the shot?

Molly doing a victory dance after beating Travis at Phase 10.

Just got an update from Travis through email. Molly and him toured the CATTC( the air traffic control area), got the reactor debreif (Molly loved it, Travis said it was boring), and then a tour of Shaft Alley. Molly also enjoyed Shaft Alley. However I have no idea what that is. I will have to update or tell you guys tomorrow night. I am waiting on a reply from Travis. Maybe he will leave a comment and let us know!

Well guys we are on a serious countdown. Molly will be home from San Diego Saturday night and then Travis will be home late next week. I am so super excited! It will be so great to finally have my hubbie home!

Mande - March 18, 2011 - 3:30 am

Love it!! I would have to agree that a reactor debrief would be boring. Great pics and she looks like she is having a lot of fun.

Karen Kwiatkowski - March 18, 2011 - 5:32 am

Wish I could be there for his arrival. Y’all have fun. I’m still laughing about Juju’s elf costume.

Travis - March 18, 2011 - 7:47 am

Shaft Alley is where the shaft that drives the propeller goes out through the skin of the ship. It is just a room with a giant rotating shaft in it. She thought it was great. It is funny, all the stuff that I would think is really lame she loves.

Lauren Walford - March 18, 2011 - 5:25 pm

Shaft alley is where you can see the shaft to the propeller on the ship; there are 4 of them.

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