Friday, December 02, 2011

Fun with Sean!

DSCF1670 Steve, Max and I had an enjoyable Thanksgiving with our son, Sean, who lives down in Ridgecrest (at the edge of China Lake), CA. DSCF1674 Sean works as a Legalman in the Navy and is currently stationed there.

While there, we went golfing, played tennis and visited an unusual museum. DSCF1664 DSCF1672 DSCF1671 The guys were more excited about this place than I, but I enjoyed the various emblems and documentation DSCF1667 and presentations of these weapons. DSCF1673 DSCF1666 I especially liked this relief map of the entire China Lake area. DSCF1665 Unfortunately, I was unable to get the entire map in the picture, but the only part left out were the various mountainous ranges to the east of the main area (which is marked in red).  We saw an interesting short film which takes a tour in a helicopter over the massive space.  The museum also housed some interesting history that most of you will  remember well:  DSCF1669

Sean was most eager to show off his latest surprise (he’s been thinking about getting one for quite some time):  DSCF1678  The Navy is specific about where you can display tattoos…they can’t be visible with a uniform on.  This design was created to his specifications and done by a friend of his---DSCF1679  He’s really into squids these days…

While there, we visited a “ghost town” and when I saw this band outside of the general store, couldn’t resist a few pics:  DSCF1684  DSCF1682  DSCF1683

All in all, it was a wonderful experience and we enjoyed spending time with Sean (isn’t he handsome in his uniform??!!!)!  DSCF1686