Ship's Homecoming

First sight of the ship

. My family at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge as the Enterprise passes on the way to Norfolk Naval Air Station.

We returned from our 1999 Med Cruise on May 6. After six months away, it is a great sight to return and see all the family and friends awaiting our arrival. My parents and grandparents were waving me in. Everyone at home and on board always looks forward to ships arrival at the end of a tour. The count down starts about 90 days before we are scheduled to arrive. With Internet and Email technology, families and crew members are able to stay in touch during the tours now, and be informed almost daily of any changes and events.

My welcome party. With mom at pier side