20 June 2008

Sunny San Diego and the USS Midway

Today we enjoyed a terrific field trip to San Diego. We toured the USS Midway. Talk about completely awesome! We loved all the cool jets and took a very exciting tour of the carrier that was the flagship for the Persian Gulf Force that kicked bootie in Desert Storm. Dinner was at the restaurant made famous by the movie "Top Gun" and then we toodled around the Gaslamp District and Seaport Village, which we always enjoy. A ride in a horsedrawn carriage topped it off. All in all, it was a fabulous day... one of our most fun field trips of the year!

Ta Da! Michael & the babies are ready to go.

I love this shot of Ray Ray because she looks completely bored already.

Yeah, baby!

A smooch for a handsome sailor!

Family shot on the flight deck of the USS Midway

At Kansas City BBQ

Ending the day with a fanciful carriage ride.


The Redman's said...

It's really too bad that you guys just seem to sit around and never do anything fun as a family!!!!! :)

What a wonderful family you are!!

Love, Suzi

ErinOrtlund said...

That does sound like fun! Nothing beats actually seeing something historical firsthand--I love all the experiential learning you all do! Kate loves the "Cinderella" carriage!

Tish said...

oh, laurie, you always make me covet!!!! i used to live in san diego and i miss it SOOOO MUCH! thanks for sharing the photos...brought back great memories!

Lori said...

I'm pretty sure my MP was on a Midway too during the gulf war... perhaps it's the same one? He's on a plan to Sweden right now but will ask him! Much huggies! xoxo

Hauswife said...

Lori! How RAD! Tell your MP from my MP & me, "You ROCK!" That is incredibly COOL!

FHL said...

What a fantastic field trip!!! Very fun!