I reminded her that Matt Murdock is a lawyer by day.
|I had sushi tacos with fries and a beer yesterday for lunch.|
Part of why I love New York.
|There's a giant AT-AT in the Disney store in Times Square. Who knew?|
1. The Intrepid Air & Space Museum
The point of this particular trip was to see the Intrepid Air & Space Museum. The Intrepid, it turns out, was a World War II era aircraft carrier which saw service through the end of the Vietnam War.
|The family with the Intrepid in the background.|
|The West Side as seen from the carrier's flight deck.|
|That's a big boat.|
|This SR-71 is probably the coolest thing on the flight deck.|
|Hannah with the Army's sole contribution, an old Huey helicopter.|
There is a lot of cool stuff at the Intrepid. Okay, fine. But then Hannah said, "Aircraft carriers are cool! And I already know how to sail!
Anyway, arguably the coolest thing on the entire ship is this 1:40 scale replica made of legos. It's enormous! They set it right at the entrance to the Hangar Deck.
|Lego aircraft carrier with a full compliment of planes, and a complete crew.|
|The flight deck near the elevator.|
3. Space Shuttle Enterprise
Seeing all the Navy stuff was deeply weird. So we headed to the Space Shuttle Exhibit, where they have a bunch of NASA stuff and the space shuttle Enterprise.
|I totally had this lunchbox as a kid.|
|It's a big-ass space plane!|
4. Nuclear Attack Submarine
The Growler was a 50s-era diesel-electric nuclear attack submarine. It did not look like a fun place to live and work for six months at a time.
|Growler is docked with a Regulus missile up and in firing position. Back in the|
50's, subs had to surface to fire their missiles, an obvious weakness.
|Cramped quarters on a sub.|
|It looks big from the outside. Inside, though, there's not a lot of room for 60+ guys.|
5. The Beast!
We ended the day with a high-speed water-tour of Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty aboard The Beast.
That crazy boat gets up to 45mph! Highly recommended. It's on the next pier down from the Intrepid.
|Family selfie with The Beast pulling into view.|
|Statue of Liberty from The Beast.|
|Lower Manhattan & the Freedom Tower as seen from the Hudson River.|
That's all I've got.