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Sunday, July 3, 2011

On Vacation, part 1: the U.S.S. Hornet

Saturday we got up early and caught a flight to San Jose. This was the first time the boys have flown since they were babies and they LOVED it. My oldest was a little afraid when we were taking off, and that's naturally his way, but he relaxed really well after that.

My mom & stepdad picked us up and we drove up to Alameda to tour the U.S.S. Hornet. This is the ship my grandpa was on in WWII, circa '43-'44. It was surreal to walk in areas where he may have been as a young man. Incredible.

Here are some pics we took there:

A friend told me my husband looks a little like Richard Branson. What do you think?
Stay tuned for the next chapter of our vacation travels. Happy Independance Day everyone!

2 comments:

  1. Isn't it a neat boat? I have a friend who was on the Hornet during Vietnam and have been up there a few times with him. There's a lot of great history on that carrier. And the view over the bay from the back? AMAZING.

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  2. Yes, yes. Amazing, all of it. The history is staggering. My beloved grandpa passed a few years ago and it was so special to imagine his life on the ship. My heart was full.

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