2008: USS Midway
One of the wonderful things about living in San Diego is the great number of activities available for families. One of these is the USS Midway. Wikipedia shares this history of the USS Midway:
USS Midway was an aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, the lead ship of its class. Commissioned a week after the end of World War II, the Midway was the largest ship in the world until 1955, as well as the first U.S. warship too big to transit the Panama Canal. A revolutionary hull design, based on the planned Montana-class battleship, gave her better maneuverability than previous carriers. She served for an unprecedented 47 years, saw action in the Vietnam War, and was the Persian Gulf flagship in 1991’s Operation Desert Storm. Decommissioned in 1992, she is now a museum ship at the USS Midway Museum, in San Diego, California, and the only remaining U.S. aircraft carrier of the World War II era that is not an Essex-class aircraft carrier. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Midway_(CV-41) ).
You will notice that there is some glare on this page that comes from the plastic protector sheets. I based the color scheme of this page off of the patch in the top left corner. The borders for each of my pictures is taken from the colors in the patch.
In the top right hand corner is a car window cling sticker that I received from a friend, and I affixed it to the page with brads. Since it is a reverse window cling sticker it sticks to the page protector which is one reason that I could not take these pages out to photograph them.
I also glued a pressed coin to this page as well. We often collect these on our adventures to give to my father who collects them, but this one I kept for the scrapbook.
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