Hawaii Day 1 part II, USS Missouri

After lunch, we headed over to the USS Missouri. As a battle ship, it has a lot of guns. The boys were fascinated. We took a guided tour of the deck and learned the history of the “Mighty Mo.” The boys were not fascinated by this, but Steven and I enjoyed it. Then we wandered around below deck and checked out the living quarters.

USS Missouri, here we come!

Checking out some guns.

A view across the harbor, still an active military base.

The peace treaty with Japan was signed on the Missouri.


David took our picture.

Checking out the fancy couches in the officer’s rec. room. Comfy!

Checking out the bunk beds for the enlisted sailors.

Not so comfy.

On the top deck.

Not too tired of walking around to be goofy.

David kept a look-out for enemy subs (we learned later that the boys were a little confused by the video of the attack on Pearl Harbor. We had to explain that it happened a LONG time ago and was not going to happen TODAY.

“I’m the king of the world!”

Another view of the Arizona memorial, this time from the top deck of the Missouri.

It’s almost scary how much the child likes to pretend to shoot things.

Monkey see, monkey do.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

When we got back to our hotel we took a dip in the pool to relax and then headed out for dinner. I don’t remember exactly, but I”m pretty sure all four of us were asleep by 8:30 pm.


August 17, 2012. family, trips.

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