Ernest rounded up what I called The Usual Suspects, the same gang we drove to the Steinbeck Center last spring.
There were the usual hijinks and high spirits, but to tell the truth I really have a great time with these kids. They are smart, funny and good-natured.
But I digress...where did we go? Maybe you guessed from the picture?
The Queen Mary!
We highly recommend you stay away from the front deck when these babies blow! We were taken by surprise at 10:00, but when our tour ended up on the deck at noon we knew to hold our ears. Everyone else had heart attacks.
Gorgeous day. We had a historical tour of the boat, lunch was included, and then the Ghosts and Legends tour.
Wow. What a nice day. And what a nice kid here. "Mom, I can take our picture. I got good at that in Europe."
After the tours, each parent-led group was on their own. We chose to visit the Russian Scorpion submarine. I bought the tickets...I wasn't sure how much money everyone had and I didn't want to ask or embarass anyone. (Wise idea, as it turned out one guy had only $2.) They loved the sub! After several hours of "don't touch," they got to put their hands on everything, and fiddle with the periscope, and climb in the bunks. They are getting too tall to be submariners. (There was a photo of the crew -- the sub commander was 6'5" but the rest of the crew was about a foot shorter!)
Interesting traffic on the way home...