Cynthia Sciarratta, Angela, Alessandra and Vittorio Sciarratta, T. Victor Stimac, Oscar Prudhomme and Christine Stimac at the Theodore Roosevelt Association cocktail in Mission Valley Hilton in San Diego, California on June 19, 2017.
Tweed Roosevelt, Christine Roosevelt Stimac and Cynthia Sciarratta speaking with an Officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt during the TR Association cocktail Mission Valley, San Diego, California on June 19, 2017.
Captain Craig Clapperton in the Commanding Officer’s quarters of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) surrounded by Theodore Roosevelt memorabilia and portrait.
Sailor Castro and Captain’s Cook Bagna with Angela, Alessandra and Vittorio Sciarratta (alias Top Gun) standing on the Flight Deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).
Elise Prudhomme, photographer, on the windy catwalk of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) cruising in the Pacific Ocean off of San Diego, California.
View from the Bridge looking out over the fore of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) cruising in the Pacific Ocean off of San Diego, California.
Wine Tasting in San Diego and Cruising on the USS Theodore Roosevelt
Beautiful SUNNY San Diego! A nice change from the cloudy and cool Portland that we left behind.
Christine and Victor converged at the Hilton in Mission Valley with Elise and Cynthia, four grandchildren and a 40 lb case of wine. Elise had created a beautiful marketing piece for the event. The tasting took place on the verandah and we “meeted and greeted” for two hours. Elise was asked to do photography for the event and she was everywhere! Snapping photos in her high heels and décolleté she wowed all the officers of the USS Theodore Roosevelt. See her report from the bridge! Cynthia and Christine manned the tasting table.
Lots of future contacts were made and we hope all the effort will pay off in sales and positive response to our wine.
Our day on the ship was incredible with a personal escort from two crew members- sailor Castro and Captain’s Cook Bagna. Their attentiveness and patience with all our questions was outstanding. We toured the ship from the Captains quarters to the anchor room ten floors below. – No elevator and steep stairs that we went up and down all day. The impression was of a giant floating city of immense complexity. Everyone had a very specific job and responsibility from checking the quality of the aviation fuel to keeping the anchors greased and operational. The ship had to be in a state of constant readiness for any emergency foreign or domestic.
Low-lying fog kept them from doing the air show that had been planned but they improvised with a helicopter demonstration and fire drill. We still had a remarkable experience standing in the shoes of our incredible Navy.