On August 11th I was fortunate enough to take photos of the homecoming of the USS Vella Gulf for a friend. This was her husband's last command at sea and I thought they might enjoy having some photos.
It felt so odd. Was it only a year ago that I was standing on the pier waiting for the same ship and my own hubby's return? It was so strange!
The funny thing was I did see a few people that I knew when my sweetie was on board and even saw the old chaplain. He was there with the current chaplain's wife. How awesome was that?
|The Navy Band was in rare form.|
|Two adorable sisters waiting for Dad.|
|The crowd goes wild at this sight.|
|Why does it seem to take so long?|
|Waiting on the pier with Super Freak & Hippie Chick.|
|Jack Jack went on the tiger cruise.|
|I think I was spotted.|
|Almost on terra firma!|
|Talking with the media. Can't avoid it.|
|A familiar face. The former chaps!|
|Surprise proposal. So sweet!|
|A running joke and photo that's a tradition of sorts.|
|The last time that this may happen again.|