Monday, May 1, 2017

Touring The USS Midway is A Must Do in San Diego Plus #Giveaway

San Diego's Naval Ship - The USS Midway is a Must Visit!

Amazingly Fascinating... the History, emotional feeling, connection to the past, aircraft and the ship itself, are just a few reasons to visit the USS Midway.
 
 
Thanks to Reserve Direct we were able to bring a lot of EduFun to our San Diego Family Trip.

If you read my first post to our San Diego Family EduFun trip you will note that we did a lot of new things this time around.

 

My whole family enjoyed the visit to the USS Midway! While I want to give you all the deets... I was there for over 5 hours and feel as if I need to and WANT to go back for another visit asap. It was wonderful and to show my children what our History brings us through and to in todays world was firsthand priceless..

 I can not say enough about the visit but I will sure try....


USS Midway Ship and Museum
 


 * The feeling of emotional connection is priceless.
 
 
Walking the halls, the engine room, the tight living quarters...all of it gives one a new appreciation for our heroes.
 

 
* The flight deck is amazing. Breathtaking really...
 
 
It's one thing to look at this ship from the street but it's entirely another experience to walk the length of this massive militia on water.
 
 
The space given for a pilot to take off and or land is crucial in timing and in execution of.
 
 
I stood in amazement staring down the painted flight path.
 

 
* The history on display. From the Jets, helicopters, artillery, short films, veterans to talk to and self guided tours, one steps into a moment in history so crucial yet so under appreciated.
 

 
* Edufun. Once again we did not want to leave. Each level of this Naval Ship left us in awe. The views from everywhere are beautiful.
 

 
You can learn so much about one very important time in our history while enjoying the display of aircrafts.
 

 
You can even grab a bite to eat out in fresh sea air on the ship! The experience my kids, we'll all of us, got was something we will never forget.
 
 
 
* Tip! Arrive when the USS Midway opens. I know it sounds like 10am to 5pm is a long day but it is not long enough for the details you will want to see. My Aspergers son was captivated at every stop and fascinated at every turn. My 9yo was eager to see specifics like the engine room since her grandpa is an engineer too. It was an honor to be on board.
 
We had such a wonderful time talking with the volunteers and those who were on board that served on the ship!
 
 
 
I can not ever ask for a better experience for my family, especially to give my kids a first hand look into the price of war, courage of our men and women and of course the history of the importance to today's freedoms and liberties!
 

 
We felt the price was beyond fair for the walk on experience once receives. Also kids 5 and under are free. Discounts for military and seniors as well. The self guided tour comes with your entry and is just spot on perfect to do at your leisure.
 
We can not wait to return to the USS Midway! The birthplace of Naval Brilliance...
 

 
See our recap video here!
 
Thanks to Reserve Direct wanting others to discover more they have given us 2 tickets to giveaway - enter below!
 
Good Luck to all and I hope you all get to experience the USS Midway at some point.
 
HUGE Thank You to Reserve Direct, San Diego Tourism, Seaport Village, Hornblower, USS Midway and Crowne Plaza for assisting and or hosting us and shout out to Reserve Direct for another round of easy booking on this wonderfully edufun filled mini vacation.
 
We really enjoyed all our stops and can not wait to visit each of them again. We feel there was so much to see and do we needed just a few more hours at each place or maybe it was that each was so fascinating and fun that we just wanted to stay longer.
 
It's not often when I can say my 9yo and 5yo were able to enjoy everything we as the parents enjoyed too. It's a great time when my son, who is Aspergers autism spectrum, enjoys everything we do & walks away smiling, proud and non stop talking about it.
 
My heart is full, my kids made memories while seeing so much history and beauty and we knocked out a few of what we would consider.. Must Do's.. in San Diego!   
 
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Good luck to all,
Penny


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