|Entrance of Museum|
We spent a good 3 hours looking at all the displays and being quizzed about the purpose of various aircraft...another terrific feature of the museum is their static displays of various sections of ships,ie, captains quarters, pharmacy, radio room, etc....of course they really enjoyed looking at the model of the Aircraft Carrier "Bush"...their father was assigned on it during its "Maiden Voyage"...Up to the Mezzanine..and another view of aircraft...especially the "Blue Angles 4 Ship"...then to ask if I ever flew one of those planes...it was one of the "Bi-Planes"...WW1 vintage aircraft...Ah, the aging process through the eyes of 9 and 11 year olds...
|Future Blue Angles???|
Thee NASA. Exhibits was also a hit with them as was the corridor of Navy Medal of. Honor recipients..
As we where where winding down the tour...the eldest Gson said...can we try the simulator...for twenty dollar they can have a real experience in flying a F-18 or some sort of other Navy aircraft....I said OK,...and the short of it ...this became their "most favorite" event of the day...
We then went to the Light house, but by this time they where a little tired and their desire to walk up the stairs was less than enthusiastic...so we headed back to camp...not withstanding a trip to a fast food stop to get a quick fix... did their math, cleaned up..decided to grill chicken on the O grill..had a Skype section with Mom and Dad..hitched up for tomorrows travel day..and then built a fire and ended the day having smores on a open fire....
Strapped in the Simulator..below is their first roll out
The team decided to skip the Space Center at Houston on this segment and we will do this as a day trip while at home...so we're off to Vidalia, La tomorrow..will stay there until Friday...main event is the Vicksburg Battle Field..
|We are Navy!!!|