Showing posts from June, 2012

All Aboard!

Hello my friends! I haven't blogged in ages. I was just really busy on the ship and at the beach but now I'm finally home. So here's what I've been up to:
About 2 weeks ago the ship went underway for a while. I was a bit worried that I would get seasick but I was fine. Underway was pretty neat because we were able to stay late in medical and learn to draw blood and give IVs.
There were also a lot of great photo opportunities:

Back in port we kept exploring the ship and the base and we even got to visit Portsmouth Naval Hospital:

At the end it was really sad to leave everyone but hopefully we'll see each other in the fleet some day.
All in all it was a really awesome trip and I can't wait to commission. Thank you to everyone who helped us learn and have fun!

Weekend Leave

So as most of you probably know, this Wednesday through Friday I spent on a ship. It has been a really cool experience so far. I am one of the only ROTC kids so I have been meeting lots of Naval Academy mids. I have been paired with someone who works with air traffic control but since I'm a nursing student she lets me go down to the medical bay to shadow there.

Then, once the weekend came a bunch of us decided to take a trip to Virginia Beach. We're staying in a hotel right on the beach!

What are you up to this weekend?

Have you ever been to VA beach?