Daniel came with us to the USS Hornet for a flashlight tour (parts of the aircraft carrier not open to the general public). It was quite nice to be able to see the underbelly of the ship, the steam engines, and special rooms like the dentist room, or hairdresser:
plane arresting cables
we got down in the bowels of the ship
burners were diesel is injected via nozzles and burnt to create steam pressure
Random other parts of the underground city:
huge washers and dryers
CIC (command and control center):
I'll also have to learn more about knots :)
Later pictures from another visit:
first plane to land on a boat, in 1913!
Thanks a bunch to Daniel for driving us there and back when neither Jennifer or I were much up to it that day (lack of sleep, and cold).