Have you ever had the chance to take a tour of a real Navy ship?
It was so impressive!!
It was Navy Days and we took advantage of all the Navy ships stationed in LA Harbor.
I know this picture is hard to see, but it was so beautiful to watch. Every Navy person, retired or active, stopped what they were doing to salute the flag as she was being raised. I admit it. I choked up. I loved seeing this elderly vet in front of me turn and raise his hand to honor our precious flag.
As the sun broke through the clouds a little bit later I got a picture of the USS Iowa. She is quite a ship! We did not check her out though. That will have to be a field trip for a different day!
Here was the tour we went on. The USS Anchorage.
She is HUGE!!!
Here are some of our moments when we were most impressed by the massiveness!
The view from the back.
Here is the view from the front looking down.
Then I turned around…impressive!
Ok, so then we got to see a bit of the inside.
When/if Jr joins he will have a lovely sleeping area like this.
No room for an Xbox.
Hopefully he will never have to see this, the hospital area. They do have more room though…
Jr and Dad both loved the weapons guys that were there.
Since you could check them out, they did!
I was impressed that Jr went ahead and talked with the guys on his own about what they do and how to get to that position. He is growing up!
They let the boys check out their rides too.
Here are a few more random shots from our day.
This was a great tour and day.
I don’t think we will ever forget this experience!
Here are a few more pictures of the USS Anchorage.
Thank you to all the soldiers past and present for your service to this country.
Our family appreciates you and all your sacrifices you make to keep us free.
May your lives be blessed!
Thank you for sharing our little adventure with us!
Have a blessed day my friend!