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If we are within 100 miles of an old ship, you can bet that Parker is going to want to tour it. We saw the USS Alabama when we lived in Florida earlier this year. The USS Lexington is in Corpus Christi, so of course we were going to see it at some point in the next year. Saturday happened to be the day! This is definitely one of those "I love you so I'd love to go" type of things for me, but seeing the husband so happy really does make it totally worth it. So off we went!

Rockin' the squinty eyes

One thing I really appreciate about Parker is that he isn't a big reader in museums and old ships. He'd rather go home and read it on Wikepedia. Parker, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

We toured the ship at our pace and just enjoyed each other's company. This ship was in commission until 1991, so it was neat to think about the ship being active during our lifetime. Parker was a kid in a candy shop and loved exploring the different planes and rooms on board the ship. He probably got most excited when he found a tailhook (from the type of plane he is going to fly) lying around.


Our favorite part was touring the flight deck. Parker loves to quiz me on what kinds of planes are what, and he gets so excited when I get the right answer. Unfortunately, I'm horrible at that game and naming the right plane is a rarity, but you win some, you lose some. The T-2 in this picture is one of the few planes I can recognize almost every time. Too bad it's retired and he won't ever fly it. Like I said, you win some, you lose some.


After a few hours of exploring and a slight sunburn, our little adventure had come to an end. It was a Saturday well spent, and that's one more thing to cross off our Kingsville bucket list!



10 comments :

Christiana Marie said...

You're such a sweet wife to spend your Saturday doing something your husband loves! Looks like it turned out to be fun! Have a great week!

Bailey @ Becoming Bailey said...

It looks like you had fun! I'm a bit of a history nerd, so that is right up my alley.

Hilary Smith said...

It looks like y'all had lots of fun!

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LaDawn W said...

My husband makes me do things like this too sometimes. Like touring museums on WW II. But he loves it, so I do it!

Susannah said...

Sounds like a blast, you guys. :-)

Sammy P said...
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Sammy P said...

I used to volunteer on the Lex. It was such a blast. I'm glad yall got to experience the Blue Ghost in all her glory!

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Jamie said...

You know.. living in Pensacola, we are just a hop skip and a jump away from the USS Alabama and we have talked about going and seeing it again and again but I'm literally scared of getting on it. What if I fall? What if I see a small child too close to the edge (on top) and I nearly have a heart attack? LOL
One of these days we are going to check it out.. especially since we are supposed to be moving to Anchorage, AK (where Rob is from).

Tammy Jo said...

aww The Lexington is really neat!! We went there with my school for our 8th grade trip, then I dated a guy in the Navy a few years ago and we went to the Lexington while he was stationed in Ingleside (since closed) and that was neat because he told me all the stuff they still use, or don't use anymore.

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