I am going to blog about the aircraft carrier that we visited today. This was by far the highlight for me today. I like learning about military and seeing what types of weapons they use in combat. I have been really interested in the Navy so seeing this carrier was amazing to me. I had never seen one and was very excited to see what I could learn. I noticed the size of this carrier and it was enormous. Next, you walk inside and the ceilings are very low. I am not sure of the reason for this but if I stood straight up I almost hit my head. It was interesting to see all of the things inside. The sleeping areas were very small because they had to store a large number of crew members so they made the beds small to take up as little as space as possible. The bullet storing area was really cool because I couldn't believe the number of bullets they could store in a little room. Also, going to the torpedo and missile storage area was very cool. I could not believe the size of these weapons and can only imagine the kind of damage they could cause. The control center was really cool to me. I would love to know more about the technology that was used during this time and how to operate all of the controls they had. We were playing military like a bunch of 5 year old kids because it was so fun to play with the controls even though the controls didn't do anything it was really fun to go back to childhood memories. I really enjoyed being on deck level because I sat there and imagined what it must have been like for the sailors that were on this ship out at sea. I looked around imagining planes and other ships attacking them while helicopters and planes tried to land on the carrier. It was very exciting for me because I imagined what both my grandparent's had done in the military. One grandpa was in the Air Force and flew war planes during WWII. My other grandpa was part of the Navy and this was extremely special to me because I never did learn much about his experiences do to unfortunate reasons. So I tried to imagine what it was like for him and it really made my day after being on the carrier. I enjoyed it greatly..