Today we got up early, went to early Mass, then headed out to Patriot's Point. Lon had spotted the USS Yorktown when we went to Fort Sumter.
Lon spotted this fish in the water. His comment was, wow, that would make a really good dinner!
We had heard we could get lunch in the mess, but it was only open Tuesday through Saturday. We settled for the snack bar, it was just okay.
They built over 300 ships at the Charleston shipyards during World War 2.
Lon was getting too warm to wear his Seahawks jacket, so he took it off and I carried it. When we were on the stern, a couple of men were back there and complimented him on his shirt. Lon told them I made it. Then they started talking about the planes on his shirt. They were very impressed with him, that he knew what the planes were and where they were flown.
Daddy takes the helm
I am so glad he is 8
The USS Laffey is an amazing ship. It was called the ship that would not die. USS Laffey survived despite being badly damaged by four bombs, six
kamikaze crashes, and strafing fire that killed 32 and wounded 71. The
assistant communications officer — Lt. Frank Manson — asked Captain Becton if he
thought they'd have to abandon ship, to which he snapped, "No! I'll never
abandon ship as long as a gun will fire." Becton did not hear a nearby lookout
softly say, "And if I can find one man to fire it."
We watched a show on board about the 80 minutes of attack by the Japanese. Lon sat still and watched the entire 26 minutes.
We had an amazingly busy weekend, and there is so much to see and do, I think we are going to keep having them!