I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Battleship New Jersey

Me- The Battleship New Jersey, wow! At first, I didn't like the idea of being on a boat especially on a boat that had been used in real wars. Although I knew it had been used in wars, I couldn't picture it. I can't even picture wars happening. When I picture war, I just think of a bunch of people standing across from each other shooting guns. I don't picture ships. At first, I wasn't happy about going to see the Battleship New Jersey. I didn't know what it was so it didn't interest me. It turned out to be a lot of fun. There were a couple of  groups who were training to be in the army there when we were there. When we went to the TV broadcast room, there was two boys sitting at a desk doing some kind of news story. There were also two men there. The men let me and Aurella be on the TV. I was smiling and waving and didn't want to leave. When we left the room, the older man asked me for my autograph, but he was just joking around. I learned a lot about what it is like to live on a ship. I had a lot of fun, but I don't know that I would want to go back.

Mom - We went to see the Battleship New Jersey. I am not that into battleships and things like that, but it was really interesting visiting the Battleship New Jersey. There were a few different tours you could take. Some of them focused more on the ship as a war ship. We chose a tour called City at Sea. It focused more on what life at sea was like for the men on board ship. We got to see the ship's hospital. We got to see  the ship's dental office. We got to see where the crew slept and each of my girls got to climb up in one of the bunk beds and see what it is like. We got to see the radio room. We got to see the  TV studio. At the TV studio, my girls even got be broadcast on the TV screen. We got to see the jail known as the brig. Even on this tour, we did learn about the history of the ship and the weapons it carried and things related. However, since war doesn't interest me at all, to me the other stuff was much more interesting and to my girls it was too. When my husband and I were on our honeymoon in Hawaii, we visited the Battleship Missouri. That was interesting, but I don't remember that much about it. I think I will remember about the Battleship New Jersey more because I could relate more to the things we saw on the tour.

And that's our view. What kind of tour what you have preferred and why?