He graduated from basic training last month, and has been in the DC area doing his engineering training. He loves it!Today, they got to go into Washington DC for a ceremony on the steps of the Capital Building, where they quickly became a tourist attraction. Ben felt like one of the characters at Disneyland when random people wanted their picture taken with him.I think the highlight of his little excursion was the Smithsonian visit to the Air and Space museum. He said that he really enjoyed all the stuff there, and was thrilled to see some of the machines/ robots displayed that he is currently training to use.
He said that his favorite part was all the people that walked up to him to thank him for his service. It was his first real time among civilians since he left for basic training and it made him feel good about what he is doing for our country.AND he shaved his head. REALLY shaved his head. I told him he looked like Lex Luther or even a bit like Captian Picard; and he had better have a little hair when he comes home, or I will cut my long blond locks in retaliation. That worked. I'm not a fan of the Ben with shiny head look.... sorry, sweetie!
Only 2 1/2 months until we get him for two weeks for Christmas! I can hardly wait!!
Have a great weekend everyone!!