I joined the navy in 1980 to get out of town, see the world and get high in exotic locations. I went on one world tour that lasted 8 months from fall of 82 until the spring of 83. Memories that will last forever, memories that shaped who I am today. My ship, the USS Sacramento, set sail from Bremerton Washington to ports of call in Hawaii, The Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Oman Muskat, North Korea and Kenya. We hit a couple other places most of you have never heard of like the Equatorial Indian Ocean island Diego Garcia. So my original reason the join the navy was met.