Since Kevin has the week off of work, we planned to do a couple of day trips since he doesn't always get to go on field trips with us. Yesterday, we went somewhere that none of us had visited before: the USS Hornet.
The USS Hornet is an aircraft carrier that was used during WW II, the Vietnam War, and was used for recovering astronauts from their moon missions.
On a clear day, like we were blessed with, you can see San Francisco from the flight deck:
While on the Hangar Bay, you can re-trace the steps of Neil Armstrong after his return to earth from the moon:
The Second Deck has many areas to explore with many exhibits displayed:
The Flight Deck has a few planes on display:
We also took the opportunity to go on a docent led tour of The Island. This includes the Primary Flight Control area and the Navigation Bridge. We had a great view of the city from this area:
It was a beautiful day to learn and explore an important part of history that is very close to our home:
We will have to be sure to revisit some of the facts we learned when we study WW II in a few weeks.