“It sounds like it was a lot of fun,” Brittany responds with a hint of amazement. “Was it always like that? Or were there a lot of boring tedious days where it felt like you’re stuck on a boat?”
“Yeah. You’ve got 27 days of boringness and from Monday to Sunday you have over 50 hours of work. Then you have three to four days in port and that’s when you get to go out and explore.”
“How many countries did you visit?” Brittany asks.
“Three,” Darrel answers. “Because we were on the carrier, we weren’t able to go into port much.”
“Because with the Navy is there a limit to how far you can go in?” she asks inquisitively.
“On a carrier because it’s a nuclear war ship,” he says.
“Oh. See, I don’t really know. I know hardly anything about any military equipment,” Brittany states.
“It’s the big ship with the jets that go off it,” Darrel describes. He takes out his phone out of his pocket to search for a photo of the USS Theodore Roosevelt 71 to show her.
“How many people were on the ship?” she asks, looking at the image on his phone.
“3,200,” he says.
“That’s like a small city,” she quickly responds.
“That’s why I liked the Navy. When I saw their performance and how everyone was moving together, it reminded me of the saying ‘strength in unity,’” he says referring back to Haiti’s coat of arms.