Friday, April 3, 2009

Sea Side Trip

While in San Diego last year this time, camping at the most beautiful KOA Camp Site , we ever stayed at, we managed to do some sight seeing.  Granted, we visited San Diego once before but traveling with small children, we did the typical outings suitable for our babies.  This time, we could stop and see what ever struck our fancy.  Visiting some of the finest sea food restaurants in the area, we welcomed the San Diego water front parks. 

IMG_0045 Our excursion led us to  USS Midway which turned out to be a very informative and very much fun.  As we wandered the many decks of the ship, I couldn’t help but wonder all those that had crossed these floors before me.  The sleeping quarters were the most shocking to me.  The size of the mattress was smaller than a typical twin.  Comfort was not a word that came to mind.  The mess halls and galley kitchens were outstanding.  I believe the Navy took serving food very serious!

This 3 story statue is reminisce of the famous photo taken of a young sailor kissing a beautiful nurse upon hearing the news that WWII was over.  The mere size of the statue is over powering and I think its size was the intent of its creator.  Many of the people taking photos that day, did so by imitating the young couple.  My husband and I did the same, but sadly, we didn’t capture our kiss on camera.   

7 comments:

Joyce said...

That is one big statue. Sorry you and hubby did not capture your kiss on camera. Gibberish..not sure what I will do without ER after watching for 15 years.
Joyce

Mental P Mama said...

What a wonderful city....I think the best fish tacos in the world are in San Diego;)

~CC Catherine said...

Deb, you won't believe this, but for many years my father-in-law thought this pic was of him. He told us so anyways and it really does look like him. I learned this past year when they interviewed the REAL Naval guy that he was wrong! ;) haha! ~CC Catherine

Jeannelle said...

Are you serious?!....the statue is three stories tall! Wow!

Sounds like a wonderful trip you had!

Sue said...

Great statue....you must have had the time of your life traveling all over the country...are you missing that or are you happier being in one place...

Country Girl said...

I've never been there. Been to California once or twice but not here. I have heard it is wonderful!

imom said...

Love the statue, I'd love to see it in person one day.