remember me telling you that Jeff went on a Tiger Cruise with J.Paul ...
this trip was from Norfolk to New York .... the ship was sent up there as part of the 10 year memorial of the 911 tragedy. The New York has 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the the twin towers forged into her bow. This facbook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/USS-NEW-YORK-LPD-21/113468238587 is a log of the ship, the crew and and lots of really good pictures of the ship.
J.Paul is the dentist assigned to this ship for 2 years
I have lots of pictures, many have already run through FB, so I am just posting a few pictures, mostly of Jeff and J.Paul
Jeff got to hang out in the Captain's seat for a bit... and earn his Tiger Certification
Coming into Staten Island on the Hudson River
I was hoping he would send me this picture
I've only seen the Statue of Liberty one other time from an airplane.
I find this moving.
It clearly says to me that this is the land of liberty, the land of the free...
Jeff said they had a coast guard escorts on both side of the ship into Staten Island, with helicopters above... lots of security, as you might imagine
33 Rockefeller Plaza.
My 15 minutes a day of TV is televised here in the morning before I go to work
this was mid day, so all the people were gone
They went to David Letterman's show and saw Michael J. Fox
Jeff said it was easy to ask people to take their picture
he said, people walked up to J.Paul all day and thanked him for his service, and would often ask to have their picture taken with him
They had a tour guide, "Akoud" (I could). He was from Turkey .....
giving them a tour of Central Park, in New York USA, the land of opportunity...
I think they bonded with Akoud
This was outside the apartment building where John Lennon was killed
They were told that Yoko still lives here on the top floor
people still leave flowers for him
Jeff said he had the time of his life ... and loved spending all that time with J.Paul
All ya need is love ... love ... love is all ya need