Tuesday, July 03, 2012

San Diego - Day 2

Friday morning Erik and I went for a run. It was on my training plan to run for 2 but we actually ran 5.  It was fun to run with someone and to have some encouragement running up the San Diego hills (Up the Hill Woman!)

The Arnold's and Wachob's then drove into San Diego and visited the USS Midway.  It is an aircraft carrier turned into museum.
We had lots of fun wondering through.  The kids are sitting in one of the ready rooms for pilots.  We walked through several ready rooms and in one of them was a former crewmember of the USS Midway answering questions.
Eph standing next to a Boeing sign.  We can't escape it.  :)
Another ready room.  We also got to walk through a bunch of different bed rooms and it was fun to compare the sizes of rooms and bunks and talk to the kids about it.  The smallest bunks all jammed into a small room - that is what cousin Jack will get to sleep on.  The larger bunk room with only 4 bunks?  That is for junior officers - like Uncle Adam.  The queen sized bed in a bedroom and then adjoining office room - that is for senior officers like Boppa.  And the rooms for the Captain?  And Admiral of the Fleet?  Huge.  Each with it's own conference room and separate kitchens with chefs.
On the hangar deck were a bunch of planes that the kids could sit in.
They had fun climbing in and out of all of them.

We then went up to the flight deck.  It is crazy how high up you are.  The kids got to climb in some more planes.
Inside a helicopter.  I forget what type this is - but it is the Navy version of what Uncle Adam Wachob flies in.

The little girls buckling themselves in.
Our attempt at a family picture.

The best of all 5 kiddos together.
Erik, Forrest, Elisa and Ephraim went on a tour of the bridge while Colleen and I took the little girls (they were too short) and Sadie back down to the hangar deck and bought some snacks.

We drove to In N Out for lunch and then drove to the beach house to meet up with the rest of the family.  The evening was spent eating dinner and exploring the 4 story beach house.  Everyone (there were 37 of us) arrived and there was a lot of catching up to do.

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