Monday, October 13, 2014

U.S.S. Wisconsin

We are living on the east coast & Dr Daddy is in the Navy, seems obvious to me that we visit a Navy ship!  So, we went and explored the USS Wisconsin, which is one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy!!  There is an entire museum attached to the ship so you can learn about Navy history and battleships.  What an amazing history the US Navy has!  Of course, Aidan, being a 2 year old boy absolutely loved his adventure on the "boat" (daddy does not allow us to call it a "boat", it's a "ship")!!















Saturday, October 11, 2014

Yorktown/Jamestown

We did a lot of siteseeing when we first arrived in Virginia.  I wanted to soak up all the history my brain could possible hold, and I made sure to drag my two favorite men with me!

Yorktown Battlefield
Our first stop was the Yorktown Battlefield (http://www.nps.gov/yonb/index.htm).  "Discover what it took for the United States to be independent as you explore the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War.  Here at Yorktown, in the fall of 1781, General George Washington, with allied American and French forces, besieged General Charles Lord Cornwallis’s British army.  On October 19, Cornwallis surrendered, effectively ending the war and ensuring independence."









Jamestown
It was a beautiful scenic drive from Yorktown to Jamestown (I think Aidan and I will go drive this again since the leaves are currently changing colors)!  It was probably close to 100 degrees that afternoon and the humidity was high (for us Colorado peeps anyhow).  We made this adventure very quickly and with much dripping sweat!
"The Virginia Company sailed from England to try to establish the first permanent English colony in the New World. Their instructions were to settle Virginia, find gold and a water route to the Orient. The explorers landed on Jamestown Island on the banks of the James River on May 14, 1607. (http://www.virginia.org/JamestownVirginia/?gclid=CPGE1a_ipMECFZSPfgodwxAAOg)"













Monday, September 1, 2014

Virginia Fun

Well, it took about three weeks after we arrived in Portsmouth to receive all our household goods.  *sigh*  There was miscommunication (to be specific no communication) between the Navy & the moving company in CO.  But, anyhow....we tried to keep our spirits up and stayed very busy playing & exploring our new home.












We started by buying Aidan a little blow up pool to enjoy in our very nice sized backyard!!  He loves it!  Daddy even joined in on the fun!








We made sure to explore the area and find some fun parks!  One of them is right on the water, the views are breathtaking!






 
We also enjoyed a Hail/Fairwell picnic at the Navy Medical Center a couple weeks after arriving.  I was able to meet many of the wives of the new interns, some of which have become my new friends!  A few weeks later Aidan & I were given a tour of the original hospital building and learned NMCP is the OLDEST military hospital in the country (built before the Civil War)!  How cool is that!