Trip Start Oct 20, 2009
159Trip End Jun 23, 2010
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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
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.