Yesterday we took Anthony to tour a real Navy ship in Seal Beach, CA. It was interesting to see one up close and personal rather than on TV or in a movie, and walking through there was everything we expected.
But the main reason we went is because Ann’s father is a retired Navy veteran and I thought it would be cool for him to show Anthony around the ship and tell him stories of being on his own ship, the USS Myles C. Fox, what does what, etc. Who knows–this may be one of the last times Ann’s dad ever boards a Navy vessel and probably the only time with his grandson. So in that way it was a special day indeed.
A full set of pics can be seen here, where you’ll see Anthony holding a real unloaded gun (that, not being a gun nut, I wasn’t real excited about), me behind the wheel of a firetruck, and Ann’s hair getting sucked into a vent. Fun stuff!
But above all else, I think this one sums up our day perfectly:
Anchors aweigh, boys.