Wow, what a ship. The ship was an aircraft carrier used during WW II.
Blue Angel airplane greets us outside the Museum. The following planes are on the flight deck.
Watched a 30 minute film about the capture of the U-505 German submarine.
Also watched a 45 minute IMAX film of pilots in training. Very captivating. It is Fighter Pilot, Operation Red Flag. http://usslexington.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=291&Itemid=291
Command Center on the ship
Toured all levels of the ship....up and down steps.
Sick Bay. They had lots of rooms for dentists to work. Crew of 1550.
Think of my sister who is a surgical nurse.
We spent over 3 1/2 hours there. It was interesting to see in the early years film of the planes landing on the ship. Some planes didn't survive but no lives were lost due to airplane crashes on landing.
What an interesting day!
We camped at Goliad State Park.