Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Vacation Part 3: Maritime Museum-San Diego

After we were done at Seaport Village, we decided to take the girls to Maritime Museum since we still had some daylight left and we weren't ready to go to the hotel. Maritime Museum is "ONE OF THE WORLD'S FINEST COLLECTIONS OF HISTORIC SHIPS" according to the brochure. :) There is the Star of India; an 1863 Merchant Sailing Ship, the Californian; a 19th Century Revenue Cutter (replica), the Berkeley; an 1898 Steam Ferry, the B-39; a Soviet Attack Submarine, the Medea; a 1904 Steam Yacht, the Pilot; a 1914 Harbor Pilot Boat and the H.M.S. Surprise; an 18th Century Royal Navy Frigat (replica) which was used in the movie "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" with Russell Crowe. Because it was getting dark and a little cold we only went on three of them. The girls had a blast! The only thing that would have made it better for them is if we would have actually been able to sail out in the ocean.
walking around checking out all of the boats
getting on the Star of India
I had to get a pic of Payton with this because when she saw it she went running up to it and said, "Look guys, it's a baby pirate ship!" How cute! Well, of course....

...Bransyn had to get a picture with one...

...and so did Kendal.
the girls hanging out with one of the sailors
the girls playing on a little boat inside the big boat
on top of the B-39

Jeff got all dorked out about the torpedos...total guy!!

Jeff having a hard time getting through the little circle "doorway" that you had to get through SEVERAL times on that thing. Thankfully, I had the camera so he wasn't able to get one of me when I kinda got stuck. I don't know how people can spend months at a time on one of these. Very clausterphobic!!
Me and the girls on the H.M.S. Surprise
They had decorated the H.M.S. Surprise with lights like Christmas trees...very neat!
to be continued...

1 comment:

CRIM said...

that is SO UP MY ALLEY!! love me some history (shut your trap horton!!!) :-)