First Time at a Basic Training Graduation

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks.   First we got an offer on the house!!!!!   We have been on the market for 6 months and kept lowering the price.  We finally got a solid offer for $4K less than we spent on the house in 2001 but at this point we were happy to accept.  It helps that it a young family who are first time home owners so I feel like we are paying things forward a bit.  I was a little stressed about getting rid of the stuff we don’t need anymore,  but the couple is willing to take anything we want to leave, and again I feel great about giving them a little bit of starter stuff with their new home, plus I don’t need to mess with Craig s list or another garage sale.  Our last concern was the inspection, but it went great and we are completely on track.

The inspection was last Tuesday and we left first thing Wednesday  morning to go to San Antonio to see our daughter graduate from Basic training.  We have had very little contact with Kay in the last 8 weeks and were so excited to see her.  It’s been particularly tough on Lee and we couldn’t wait to get down there.  It was a fantastic weekend and San Antonio is a tremendous town.  When we first got there we discovered Kay graduated with honors.  This was a wonderful surprise as only 40 kids out of 400 made honors and she was one of only 5 women.

The gauntlet run with the parents cheering on the sides

The gauntlet run with the parents cheering on the sides

My girl is on the end. This was the ceremony for the honors group. What a thrill to hear her name called

My girl is on the end. This was the ceremony for the honors group. What a thrill to hear her name called

Awe inspiring watching the flights march in

Awe inspiring watching the flights march in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The entire weekend was wonderful with many instances where strangers came up and thanked her for her service.  We also got free tickets to Sea World (where during the Shamu show they asked all the graduates to stand up and they got a huge round of applause)  to the River Walk area and the Alamo which I highly recommend if you are ever in the San Antonio area.  I won’t spend a lot of time on the week since it wasn’t camping related, but I thought I would share a few pictures so everyone can see how neat it was.

The moment Lee got to see his baby

The moment Lee got to see his baby

Shirts Lee had made to celebrate her graduation. Check out the Pooh Bear flying on the eagle

Shirts Lee had made to celebrate her graduation. Check out the Pooh Bear flying on the eagle

The graduation ceremony

The graduation ceremony

Her flight with the two drill sergeants. So glad I got to thank them personally for the impact they had on my daughter

Her flight with the two drill sergeants. So glad I got to thank them personally for the impact they had on my daughter

Our girl

Our girl

In her locker she had a picture of Lee (who graduated from basic at the same base) and a quote I had sent her

In her locker she had a picture of Lee (who graduated from basic at the same base) and a quote I had sent her

Us at Sea World

Us at Sea World

226

 

Highly recommend the boat tour of the river walk

Highly recommend the boat tour of the river walk

The little restaurant we ate at

The little restaurant we ate at

 

The Alamo...Lee loved it..so tiny

The Alamo…Lee loved it..so tiny

Wax museum...Kay saluting her commander in chief

Wax museum…Kay saluting her commander in chief

 

It was an amazing week and I know in my heart 100% that my daughter is on the right track.  What a great feeling for any parent and I am so proud she has chosen to serve her country.

You would think it couldn’t get better but we came home to our rally friends Deb and Steve.  They found a great spot here at our campground and we stayed up until 10 talking and catching up.  Perfect end to a perfect weekend.  Deb and Steve are staying all week and Cori and Greg are coming in this weekend.  Going to be a fantastic pumpkin festival and so glad we have friends to share it with!!!  My cup runneth over 🙂

————————————————————————————————————————————-

Camper Chronicles is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.  Search Amazon.com here

7 thoughts on “First Time at a Basic Training Graduation

  1. What an awesome visit, I know you’re both so proud! Your daughter surely has great things ahead of her! It brought tears to my eyes seeing the heartfelt pictures of dad and daughter and the picture of Lee with your quote. We’re happy to be here to visit with you all once again! Looking forward to the festival!

  2. Congratulations on all your great news! How wonderful about your daughter…I’m sure you are both very proud. Glad to hear things are moving along with the sale of your house. Will you be leaving NH after the closing?

    Bob and I will be up there next week to see our new granddaughter, and if time allows, we would love to meet you both if you are available. I will send you a message once we know our schedule and see if it works for you. Best wishes to you both.

  3. Ok great, I’ll be in touch. We won’t actually get there until Tuesday so we will probably only have Friday to meet if your available because Bob will be leaving Friday afternoon to head back to NC. I will be staying for another week to visit with my grandchildren who live in Keene and Plymouth. Hopefully we can work something out. My # is 828-244-0105

  4. Pingback: First Time Camping on a Christmas Tree Lot – Camper Chronicles

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s