Monday, February 18, 2008

USS Midway

We when to the USS Midway Museum in downtown San Diego. The USS Midway is a 1940s carrier that is now a museum that is open to the public. We wanted to bring Madison on the ship so she could get any idea of what daddy's ship was like, also so I could see what it was like for Paul. He says sometimes he thinks, I think he is on a cruise ship. The ship was neat, I could easily get lost on that thing. Of course we could not look at the whole ship but you get to go on the different levels. In Virginia we went on the USS Wisconsin and you could only go on the main deck. I really liked seeing where the different ranks eat and sleep. I am so glad that I don't have to sleep in a berthing (room with racks) or in the small bunk. The worst part about the ship is the smell, it stinks! I guess it smells like a garage, with all the grease, gas, and sweat. I'm not sure if that is accurate or not but I know it stinks.

While we were waiting for the ship to open up we walked down the pier. Across the bay from the pier we were on was the USS Ronald Reagan (Paul's ship). So here in a picture of Maddie and Daddy sitting on the pier with the Reagan in the background.

The racks in one of the berthings, looks like it would be fun to sleep in ugh?

We got throw in the brig!

Madison training to be a pilot.

Madison and Daddy are going to move the plane on the flight deck.