The above is a picture taken from a cafe in Napoli, Italia. The cappuccino was absolutely delicious as was the gelato.
I always do like a good cigar.
The view from the restaurant I supped at on my first night in Hispania. I recommend the ox steak paired with a wonderful, medium-bodied red wine.
I know that posting has been light as of late, but work has gotten in the way. I am currently halfway around the world showing the flag for the United States. As you might imagine, internet connections are not the greatest at sea, nor is my free time as bountiful. But, I have not forgotten about you, dear readers.
About a three days before my twenty-fourth birthday, I received travel orders from Big Navy for to go meet USS FIRST SHIP out on the wild Atlantic. So, in keeping with one of the longest standing Naval traditions, I dropped everything I was doing and hopped on a plane on the eve of my birthday and flew thousands of miles to points untrodden. I actually turned twenty-four somewhere over the Atlantic.
I am now working hard, trying to get up to speed on the steep learning curve that are daily operations aboard a warship. I will update the blog as I am able, and will hopefully be able to return to three posts a week. But, fret not, Kipling Friday will continue unabated.