Tuesday, November 05, 2013

USS Intrepid: Guest Post by Peregrine

 The U.S.S. Intrepid fought in World War 2, Vietnam,
 and the Cold War. It also recovered the Space Capsule!
(All captions written and directed by Peregrine G. Esq.)

    One day while we were visiting New York City we decided to visit the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. My Grandpa was a navy pilot, so it was particularly interesting to learn a little more about what life might have been like for him aboard an aircraft carrier. The museum was very well done, with lots to see and do, and plenty of hands on activities for the kids. Peregrine wanted to write again, so here he is to tell you more! 

 The U.S.S. Growler was the first submarine to be equipped
with Nuclear Warheads.

 A nuclear warhead aboard the U.S.S. Growler.
There would be four of them on board, all in storage.

 Warhead storage bay.

 The galley aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid.

 The Intrepid made of lego bricks!!!
It was 21 feet long!!!!

 Can you believe that is made of lego!?!?!? It included over 30
lego planes,  a working aircraft elevator,  a detailed bridge, and over 250,000 pieces!!!!
It was an exact copy of the real thing! It even had the name on the back!

 A  P-38 fighter plane; the wings folded up when it was below deck!

 The cockpit of an 18-0RT INTRUDER.
We hopped inside the cockpit and piloted it!

 Ambulance in the air! We also got to climb in this!

Raphi sending light signals.

   Here I am working  on the simulated bridge!

 Learning to use space gloves!
(And Raphi cheating a bit too!)

 The Blue Angels!
This one's for Auntie Terry!
Love you!

 Me, on the REAL bridge!
Enemy vessel sighted!

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