Saturday we got up early and caught a flight to San Jose. This was the first time the boys have flown since they were babies and they LOVED it. My oldest was a little afraid when we were taking off, and that’s naturally his way, but he relaxed really well after that.

My mom & stepdad picked us up and we drove up to Alameda to tour the U.S.S. Hornet. This is the ship my grandpa was on in WWII, circa ’43-’44. It was surreal to walk in areas where he may have been as a young man. Incredible.

Here are some pics we took there:

A friend told me my husband looks a little like Richard Branson. What do you think?

Stay tuned for the next chapter of our vacation travels. Happy Independance Day everyone!

2 thoughts on “On Vacation, part 1: the U.S.S. Hornet

  1. Isn't it a neat boat? I have a friend who was on the Hornet during Vietnam and have been up there a few times with him. There's a lot of great history on that carrier. And the view over the bay from the back? AMAZING.

  2. Yes, yes. Amazing, all of it. The history is staggering. My beloved grandpa passed a few years ago and it was so special to imagine his life on the ship. My heart was full.

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