Trying to give something back to the Community...
So I was at a bit of a loose end today before the SMS Expert get together tonight at the Omni (thanks to Dave and the other guys at SMS Expert - it was great to see old friends and make a few new ones).
What to do today? I did think about going over the border into Mexico but I'd had enough of travelling. I also thought about the Zoo, but to me they're all the same. No, my mind was made up when on the way to the hotel last night we drove past the USS Midway aircraft carrier. I remarked to the taxi driver that I'd never seen a carrier that close up and when he told me it was a museum open to the public that was it.
So I went there today and had a thoroughly enjoyable day (the only downer being having to wait in a queue for 45 minutes to order my lunch and then having to wait another 20 minutes before I actually got my BLT sandwich).
The Midway was built in 1945 and was retired in 1993. She is a working museum which means you can press the buttons, sit in the seats, get up REAL close and touch the aircraft (of which there are numerous), fly in simulators, etc. They also have retired Navy guys giving talks on various things like how they launch and land on the carriers which are amazing.
For more information goto http://www.midway.org/site/pp.asp?c=coIMKTMCF&b=81432
Oh and yes they do have an F14 Tomcat and yes it's like being in Top Gun - I feel the need, the need for speed...
So I was at a bit of a loose end today before the SMS Expert get together tonight at the Omni (thanks
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