R&R Leave and Engagement
|I have started to realize that I am a two-post-a-month kind of guy. Currently, it is a feat to find the free time to make a blog post. I do enjoy doing it, but it interferes (while I’m deployed) with gym time, or general web browsing time. On a good day, we get about 5 hours of solid free time, and the gym typically takes half if you include the post-workout shower. Anyhow, for the lack of posts, I feel as if I’m continually reminiscing on the past month; this post is indeed no different, but no less exciting either! You’ll notice that the countdown I had in the top right corner of the page has changed. I am coming home very soon! And the last countdown said “– days until University of Florida Homecoming”. We lost; enough said! However, that ticker was really just a countdown until I would be in town for some much needed R&R leave after 10 months of being deployed. So this post is about my leave: it will be brief and include plenty of photos.
The next thing I purchased on leave were Vibram’s Five Finger KSO’s. I’ll have a more detailed description on what I think about them later.
After all the fun of buying new things, I went out with friends, celebrated my birthday (October 15th), and had a blast tailgating, before I was thoroughly disappointed with the results of the game (Loss: 7-10 Miss St.).
|After the game, my girlfriend (now fiancé) and I took a trip to visit Melissa and Mike for some fun fishing (or lack there of) and spend a night in a relaxing cabin by the water.
Finally, when my R&R Leave finally started coming to an end and it seemed like the best opportunity, I proposed to Cait. And yes, she said yes!