We had two more full days in San Diego and they were busy ones! The majority of one day was spent exploring the USS Midway.
Touring the bridge. These is where the Air Boss and Mini Boss would sit.
As easy as it looks, apparently.
Someone's in the brig.
One of the engines with the original crew-provided artwork.
He's not sure he'll fit.
Receiving mission orders.
My feet didn't reach the pedals... might be a problem!
That night there was yet another surprise in store. We stayed two nights on a boat! It was a beautiful yacht and very relaxing.
The next day we made our way up the coast for a mystery activity. All I knew was it might involve sand and water. Turns out we were taking a class on how to build a sandcastle! Not the wimpy ones kids made at the beach by overturning buckets full of sand. This one was really amazing.
This was our workspace. It took us about 3 hours to complete the castle.
This is our base mold. You build the very bottom first, then add tiers on top, packing the sand carefully.
I forgot to get a photo just after we removed the molds, but after tedious work (going from the top down) it started to take shape. Using tools similar to ones used in cake decorating, we learned to make stones walls, brick walls, turrets, windows, bridges, and more.
And then it was done!
After admiring our work (and watching strangers take photos with the castle), we meandered down to La Jolla Cove Beach to see the sea lions. There were babies attempting to stay with their moms, and some were more adventurous, sliding in and out of the water.
That night we had a beautiful cloud-free sunset.
The next day we had time for brunch and made our way to the airport to head home. All in all, another fun trip!