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My Son and I went into SF to see the SF Seaport Museum.  Didn't make it that far.


The Muni trams were even less reliable than normal, since it was Sunday and a big tourist holiday, so we hiked the half-hour from the BART station  to Pier 45 and back. 

We got sidetracked at the Musee Mechanique (or whatever it's called), where they have a hundred years of coin-operated arcade and amusement machines.  Execution tableaux were a little too well represented.  He beat me at Pong.

A few mechanical music makers, which were cool.

 


Then we really got sidetracked at the USS PAMPANITO. He was supposed to do a sleepover on it when he was in Cub Scouts, but he got sick and we never made it.  So we made up for the lost decade.

  View forward from the aft torpedo loading bay
  Battery room

A six-foot-eight Thomas and a four-foot hatchway.  Not a good fit.

  Diving Officer's station (the control room was red-lit)

Forward torpedo room, w/crew bunks

  The conning tower, from the forward torpedo loading  bay.

We also went through the USS Jeremiah O'Brien, one of the last two Liberty ships, but it wasn't as photogenic.

So, next time we'll make it the last quarter-mile to the Balaclutha

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ccdesan
Apr. 13th, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
Oh, yes. I went to the Musée Méchanique last time I was in town - just after we had lunch, as a matter of fact. That's such a cool place. Visit the ships next time.

Looks like you guys had an awesome day...
sleepyjohn00
Apr. 13th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)
It's something I've wanted to do for years, plus I owed the kid SOME fun after he spent his entire Spring break working on a take-home midterm in Logic.
ccdesan
Apr. 13th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
... from an illogical teacher!
kelloggs2066
Apr. 13th, 2009 09:40 am (UTC)
Subs are cool!
Thomas probably would have had an easier time, 10 years ago... :)

Six foot eight? Jonny Freakinouter, I didn't realize he was That tall!
sleepyjohn00
Apr. 13th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Subs are cool!
He has trouble in parking garages.
alaskawolf
Apr. 13th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
sweet :) those are some great pictures :)
leadsporkofdoom
Apr. 13th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
*falls over laughing, twitching and giggling*

TJ in the portal is absolutely priceless. *saves*
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