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    We spent the week of the Fourth of July in San Diego. Here are a few pictures...

    USS Midway and fireworks...



    Mr. and Mrs. "The Doctor" on a harbor cruise...



    A statue of the famous VJ Day kiss...



    The USS Midway Museum is worth a trip to San Diego all by itself...I'll be posting many more photos of the museum and surrounding area as soon as I can!
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    Look forward to the pics.
    Boston Strong!

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    • #3
      Nice

      Some good shots Doc, keep them coming.
      Chad
      "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." Dwight D. Eisenhower

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      • #4
        Very nice. It looks like it's on the downtown side of the bay, not Coranodo Island. Is that correct?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by traygreen View Post
          Very nice. It looks like it's on the downtown side of the bay, not Coranodo Island. Is that correct?
          Correct...Midway is right off downtown...Across the bay from NAS North Island. Another cool thing - USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76 was moored on the Coronado side across the bay from the Midway.
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          • #6
            Damn I had hoped that that piece of junk had been chopped up and turned into razor blades and Toyota's. Oh well I guess I don't get everything I hope for.
            Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy. -- Ernest Benn

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tsar View Post
              Damn I had hoped that that piece of junk had been chopped up and turned into razor blades and Toyota's. Oh well I guess I don't get everything I hope for.
              Willing to share the angst behind that statement?
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              • #8
                A buddy of mine was on the USS Midway, and went to her decommissioning ceremony. He had some AWESOME pics of the ceremony and the ship.

                The only pics I have of the old Midway are when she was still an active member of the 7th Fleet!

                Good pics Doc! The USS Midway, A fine Warhorse who had a brilliant career and now is in a fine retirement!
                Now it's ten years later but he still keeps up the fight
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                • #9
                  I have a sneaking suspicion that the fireworks photo was morphed in Photo-Shop...My wife's cousin took those three pictures and he is a master at Photo-Shop...

                  My brother in Pri-Fly


                  Can anyone spot the faked part of the photo???
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                  • #10
                    I know

                    Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
                    I have a sneaking suspicion that the fireworks photo was morphed in Photo-Shop...My wife's cousin took those three pictures and he is a master at Photo-Shop...

                    My brother in Pri-Fly


                    Can anyone spot the faked part of the photo???

                    Is it the choppers in the background?
                    "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." Dwight D. Eisenhower

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                    • #11
                      I got it! It's the HAt! It isnt real!
                      Now it's ten years later but he still keeps up the fight
                      In Ireland, in Lebanon, in Palestine and Berkeley
                      Patty Hearst heard the burst of Roland's Thompson gun and bought it

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                      • #12
                        Dang you were out here in the area and didn't tell me?
                        The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. -Carl Jung

                        Hell is other people. -Jean-Paul Sarte

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BarcelonaBlom View Post
                          Dang you were out here in the area and didn't tell me?
                          I knew I forgot something!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by traygreen View Post
                            Willing to share the angst behind that statement?
                            2 years stuck in Japan, working in what would have been the nuclear weapons spaces IF the U.S. had nuclear weapons in Japan. We were not loved. Being forced to go to sea after no more then 29 days in port because "The U.S. can't protect Japan if it's fleet is in port". This while the Japanese navies idea of sea duty is to pull into the middle of Tokyo bay and anchor for 2 days before going back to the dock. Wouldn't want those officers to not be able to get home at night would we.
                            Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy. -- Ernest Benn

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by tsar View Post
                              2 years stuck in Japan, working in what would have been the nuclear weapons spaces IF the U.S. had nuclear weapons in Japan. We were not loved. Being forced to go to sea after no more then 29 days in port because "The U.S. can't protect Japan if it's fleet is in port". This while the Japanese navies idea of sea duty is to pull into the middle of Tokyo bay and anchor for 2 days before going back to the dock. Wouldn't want those officers to not be able to get home at night would we.
                              Fair enough. Had a buddy who did almost all of his time in WESPAC working on the F14's radar back in the early 80's. To hear his stories he loved it.


                              (Jack Kidwell RIP - thinking of you today)
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