Thursday, July 18, 2013

NY Trip Two - Intrepid

Last Friday we went and saw the Intrepid in NY. This was our big splurge for the summer as entry was not cheap. Thanks to people giving donations at Christmas, my Oma, Izaak and various other people we were able to go and see this. This was a family decision as we consulted the girls on how to spend the money as we could only spend it once :). We came to a consensus that most of the things we had done so far tied in with the homeschooling of the older girls and so it was 'time' to do something that Albert liked! We didn't regret it and had a ball, Albert especially was in his element! Here are a selection of photo's, I took many more but can't upload them all on the blog :). I will have a part two to show you the Enterprise and the submarine and maybe a part three also to show Central Park. It was a busy day. We left home at 7am and didn't return until about 9pm, we walked a lot that day! Thankfully though, the weather was pretty mild and it even rained which was a welcome relieve from the heat. 

I thought the Intrepid was pretty big but the tour guides told us that this ship is pretty small compared to the current aircraft carriers! WOW!!

The Intrepid
Albert's favorite plane!

I thought this plane was pretty clever for it's time,
photo following explains a bit more about it.

On the bridge
Looking down to the flight deck

Notice the tiger?
and far left the building for the Enterprise
We're standing on the refurbished airplane lift
A big gun!

Smallish gun (Kate)
Hangar - pretty impressive space
Replica of a Mercury Spacecraft
Can I have one of THOSE kitchen aids in my kitchen?
Ready Room

Still smiling after a long/tiring day!

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