Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fun Family Vacay Day 1!

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Today we visited the USS Midway Naval Aviation Museum.  We spent about 4 hours aboard this super cool aircraft carrier.

As with many things, the camera just could not capture how monstrous this ship is, but this was my attempt to get that ginormous ship in one frame, just barely made it!
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We explored the 'flight' deck where the aircraft land and take off while at sea.  Simply amazing.
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Don't mess with me, I'm holding a missile, hahaha!
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There were lots of hands on exhibits where Greg and Nathan were able to climb aboard aircraft.
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This was odd. American Idol auditions were taking place on board so we saw a few interesting characters, such as the Fruit of the Loom wannabes seen here.
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The Hangar deck had simulators and a number of climb aboard cockpits which Nathan throughly enjoyed.
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Greg in an emergency ejection seat.  No comment about this look that he continued to do in all my pictures.
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We probably spent most of our time on the Mess deck which is basically 'a city on sea' including a jail, post office, laundry, barber shop and so much more as well as war rooms, engine rooms, etc, etc. 
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There was also a gift shop. {David, we had to take a picture of your jacket which looks exactly the same!  By the way,  it's selling for $70!}
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For stellar airplane sound effects, including 'beep-beep', play this short video:


Great family vacay day for the Hulls! :o)

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