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This is to chronicle my adventures on the USS Midway as a Docent. I was a civilian - I did not serve in the military, but I have respect for those that did.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Great SE tonight. They had EMT's on board. They brought a vintage fire truck, and displays from the 9-11 heros.

Here I am standing by their collection uniforms and a set of hero badges too.

Yes - there are pieces of the WTC in that display

Saturday, July 26, 2008

We had and SE last night - I worked the Capt's State Room. Not really 'tough-duty'.

This morning I gave a VIP tour to a family of 5. They won some sort of contest that included a "VIP Tour" of the Midway. The prize was a 1-hour guided tour. I met them at 9:am and we walked all of the Hanger Bay, Flight Deck and up to the Bridge. I took them to the Ready Rooms too. I comp'd them on the flight simulators . . and by noon they were tuckered out. Not bad for a "1-hour" tour. I think they're glad they won.

Friday, July 25, 2008

We had Fox on board tonight to premier a new Star Gate movie. They had a red-carpet with photogs and reporters, all the fashions, and celebs, including the original McGyver, Beau Bridges, and others that I just don't know their names. The movie played on a huge screen on the flight deck. It was pretty cool.

This all had absolutely nothing to do with the Navy or the Midway - they just used the ship to stage the event.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

We had a huge Corp called SAP (Soon As Possible) on board tonight. Over 1500 guests and they were having a great time. It was a late 8:pm start for our tours. I led a group to the Bow, thru Admiral's country, and later to the Engine Room. My group seemed to grow as we went.

Tons of fun !

Friday, July 04, 2008

Wecome back - it's been about a year.

Still going strong at the ship. I've earned my 2,000 Volunteer Award and I've joined the Education Dept as well as my Docent activites.

Happy 4th of July !
Today we had an original print of the Declaration of Independence on board. There were only 200 of these printed on the night of July 4, 1776 and they were sent "H-mail" to be read in the Colonies.

Here I am next to an original - what an honor !

"H-mail" - via horseback !