Every time we've gone to the beach, either for our yearly trip to Sunset with family or for a quick day trip, Caleb and Daniel notice the GIANT ship as we come over the bridge headed to Hwy 17.
And every time they would comment on how cool it was and how much they wanted to visit it.
Every. Single. Time.
|yes, i'm aware it's out of focus...he was so excited that it was impossible to catch a clear shot|
So you can likely imagine the noise that went with this ecstatic expressions when they realized this time we weren't just passing by on our way somewhere.
|and the glare on his glasses is awful, but by the time i could get a shot with no glare, the moment was over|
...to explore the U.S.S North Carolina and all it had to offer, from the Kingfisher plane on deck,
to the GIANT kitchen aid mixer in the galley below,
to a solution on how to bunk all our kids in minimal space.
There were guns galore,
|maybe my girl has a future as a navy gunner?|
ENORMOUS soup pots,
|he kept looking over his shoulder as if he was afraid he'd end up in one|
|taken from the second U.S. Navy ship ~ an armored cruiser ~ named after our state|
The engineer in Ian marveled both at how the ship was constructed and how the operating systems worked.
|it takes a GIANT propeller to move a GIANT ship!|
And it had lots of, "Wow! Wow! Look at this!" cool stuff for the kids to check out and admire at every turn.
|shells for the 16 inch guns|
|"you mean a wheel that small drives this boat?"|