Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Naval Maneuvers

This is the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. It's been in the maintenance yards for months but is now back at sea. The Sailor Son gave us a tour of the ship last year. Pretty amazing.

DIL and I were chatting online on Sunday and she asked if I would like to see what The Sailor Son is doing out at sea. Of course I said, "Sure!" So this is what I received. These are actual photos of the Eisenhower taken about a year ago, that they email to the families to show them what's going on.

Well I couldn't imagine what they were doing so I said, "Speedboating?" She laughed. "Nope," she said, "they're tipping the ship...to see what it can withstand. Look closely", she says, "you can see people standing on the air deck and it's nearly touching the water!" It's like tipping a 24 story building! Yikes. I can't imagine what it must feel like for the 5,500 people on board.

Can you?


Lynn said...

That's amazing!

Tracy said...

Yikes is right! I can't imagine!

Tine said...

My goodness! But I guess it's important to know just what the ship can do!
Must take a strong stomach, though!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Oh Katie---thank you so much for sharing! It's amazing when "what you see on TV" all of a sudden becomes a little bit more real once it "hits home" and becomes a part of your life.....make sense?

The pictures are AMAZING! I'll be sure to share them with my Dad---he'll enjoy!