USS Midway

Trip Start Oct 20, 2009
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Trip End Jun 23, 2010


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Flag of United States  , California
Saturday, April 10, 2010



10.04.2010

Des and I went to see the USS Midway Air Craft Carrier which is a decommissioned ship floating in the Naval Harbour of San Diego. It's a tourist attraction now and very interesting. They do these things so well in the US. There were volunteers, who had once served on the ship, giving us information about the vessel. It was huge.We were informed 225,000 people served on the Midway during its service years.There was also a retirement ceremony in progress, for an officer of the Navy, very formal and official. The Naval personnel were very nicely dressed in their uniforms.

We saw many aircraft on the deck of the Midway, helicopters and planes. We had lunch on the aft of the Midway, overlooking all the tall buildings of the city of San Diego. It was fun being a tourist for the day. It was also enjoyable observing the different people here in the US. The citizens seem quite flamboyant and confident.

There was a memorial to Bob Hope on the shore with audio of one of his many concerts to the troops. It was very well done, with his audience of troops in bronze all around him.

I loved a huge statue of a sailor with his girl in his arms, which dominated the parklands. Children were playing around the legs of the embracing couple.

The boardwalk was made of hardwood and was very easy to walk on. We had a most interesting day, crowd watching and learning something.  
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shirleyg
shirleyg on

I've had Tasmanian friends staying for a couple of days. They've loved your travel blog and Don was fascinated with the Midway.

Ann on

Good to see you taking time off to be a tourist. The Midway looks huge!

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