Here is proof we were actually there. We actually look a little worried about what was going to happen to us!!!
We went past the machining room. Everything on this ship had to be repaired at sea if it broke. It was a fully equipped shop.
Of course every museum has to end in the souvenir shop and this was no different. I got a walking stick medallion to add to my collection and Sue got a sticker.
On the way out the ships bell was on display. What a beautiful brass bell.
This sign outside shows the meaning of the Japanese Rising Sun flag which is placed on the bridge of the ship. This is the location where a Kamikaze Japanese pilot drove his aircraft into the carrier in November of 1944 killing 49 and injuring 132 men. They actually had a display on the carrier about the Kamikaze’s and it is a sobering display depicting how these young Japanese were duped into believing that suicide for their country was of the highest calling. Apparently it was faster to train pilots to steer their planes into ships, than to teach them how to drop bombs on them. It also only took one man vs numerous men on a bomber. Hard for my mind to process the atrocities of those wars.
Well after all of that walking our little tummies were ready for some food and look over there…..its a Cracker Barrel!!!!
Poor Ed is coming down with a cold and although he didn’t complain, I think he was feeling pretty tough. He has that “just fill my belly and take me home” look. Lessie was showing me a new game with the sugar packets. She always wins.
Here is the view from our window again tonight. No change from last night