Apr 032013
 

Below, a verbatim transcript of Joe’s trip to see the USS Hornet in Alameda CA., recently re-discovered.


Visiting the Hornet

 

Day 1 — June 27

I got up early and had some breakfast with my brother, Sammy. Then Mimi drove us to the airport in Boston.
The flight lasted 6 hours. On the flight I played games and looked at the Rocky Mountains.
We met my cousin, Tiger, at the airport in San Francisco. Then we got on the air train. Then we got on the BART. Then we took the ferry to our hotel in Alameda. Then we ate dinner. We could see the USS Hornet.

Alcatraz

Alcatraz– our ferry to Alameda went by the old prison

 

Day 2 — June 28

We had breakfast at the hotel. Then we took a taxi to the USS Hornet. Then we took a tour of the USS Hornet. Then we saw the flight deck. Then we took a taxi back to the hotel. Then we took a taxi back to the Hornet for a party. I had steak for dinner and I had cheesecake.
Then we went to the Captain’s chair one more time then Benny took us back to the hotel.

Captain's chair

Captain’s chair

 

Day 3 — June 29

We got on the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and had some lunch. Then we went to the Exploratorium. We saw a vortex and played with gaint bubbles. Then I had some icecream; we went to the apple store, where I drew a picture on a ipad.
I played on ipods and ipads in the Apple store with my cousin Tiger.
Then we took the BART bac to the hotel.

 

Day 4 — June 30

I played Facebook games and played in the Jacuzzi while Aye-Dye fixed the fan in his computer.
Then we went to the new Hotel, we played around a bit, then we took a stroll to the famous Castro district.

 

Day 5 — July 1st

  • Took a street car.
  • Fishermans warf
  • had ice cream for breakfast
  • took a cable car
  • Went the cable car museum
  • played air hockey and pool
  • had fish and chips at fishermans warf then we went back to the hotel.

ice cream for breakfast

ice cream for breakfast

Cousin Tiger and Aye-Dye  and me on a street car

Tiger and Aye-Dye and me on a street car

Day 6 July 2nd

Took the BART
Took a bus to Treuse [Treasure] island. Went to a place where Tiger and Aye-Dye tasted wine, then we tool the bus to the new hotel.Then we went swimming in the pool at the hotel. I had fun in the pool then we went to a Japaniese restrant then we went back to the hotel.
I had mochi ice cream for dsert. I like mochi.

Tiger and Aye-Dye tasting wine on Treasure Island

Tiger and Aye-Dye tasting wine on Treasure Island

Our motel pool

Our motel pool

(pool day) – July 3rd

We waited a few hours for the pool to open. The pool opens at 11 am and closes at 5 pm.
At 11am the pool was not open so we had to tell him to open the pool. We got in the pool long time then we got out bout some goggles then we got back in the pool for the rest of the day.
The we went to a restrount then I had mochi for desert.
I made two new friends

Me and Aye-Dye in Mochi war

Me and Aye-Dye in Mochi war

 

finl day July 4th

We wached the 4th of July prade. We took the BART. We left Tiger on the Bart to the airpor then we went to the ferry building. At the ferry building I had a big mint choclate chip smoothe. Then we took the BART  to the airport. At the airport I had a burger and a vnilla ice cream.

July 4th Parade

July 4th Parade

July 4th Parade

July 4th Parade

July 4th Parade

July 4th Parade

July 4th Parade

July 4th Parade

 

 

 

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