Saturday morning brought us into the city sans-Blake for a visit to the Maritime Museum. Lots for us to see and do.
The boys on the Berkeley, a steam ferry from 1898.
The interior is beautiful and well restored.
Next, the Star of India, the world's oldest active ship. It's gorgeous!
Lots of exhibits inside for kids to learn about important sea expeditions.
Digging for treasures!
They loved this part.....looking out "secret" windows.
Sample cabin rooms. Close quarters!
Another, the "Surprise", was built to replicate an 18th century Royal Navy boat. It was actually used in the movie, Master and Commander, with Russell Crowe a few years ago.
The USS Dolphin Submarine.
I went in, partially, and then decided to turn around. With Lainey in the Ergo in front and then my baby bag on my back....we didn't fit well through the tunnel holes!
Carter took Jack through and they both loved it.
For an added fee, we took a historic tour of the bay on the Pilot, built in 1914.
Saw this aircraft carrier while on the water.....the USS Midway.
And sailed under it!
The fam on board.....notice Lainey screaming her head off. She was a MEGA-BRAT during this outing.
Such a great destination. We learned about the boats, the kids discovered all sorts of fun things and Caroline & I got our history fix.
Took the kids home and then Caroline and I ventured out to Old Town for a "date" night with Carter. First saw this candle shop where Caroline had made candles with cousins Cam and Erin years ago.
Lovely churches throughout this district.
Hello, seagulls! Let's hope it's a rental car.
Dinner at Cafe Coyote.....shrimp quesadillas and fish tacos. Yum!
The highlight of the evening......a guided tour of The Whaley House, the most haunted house in the United States according to many sources, including the Travel Channel.
The house is beautiful and holds a ton of history. The Whaley family was one of the first to inhabit the San Diego area. Why all the ghosts? First, the judge who resided over this court was a known alcoholic.....and made some irresponsible decisions in regards to the death penalty. Those disgruntled souls have supposedly returned to show their disatisfaction.
Also, the house itself is built on land formerly used for executions.
Many businesses inhabited the house over the years, in addition to it being the family home for the Whaleys. A billiard hall, court house, general store (pictured below), and more.....all set roots in the house. Lots of people in and out.
A theater was built upstairs. Very unusual for this time period.
I could go on and on about this very interesting family.....but won't bore you. Check out the site to learn more.
But, I'm pleased to report......drumroll, please.....I had my first haunted encounter here! Mock if you must....but it was really incredible.
Following the tour and a bit of shopping, we stopped by the candle shop so Carter could make one like Cam and Erin did so many years ago. Thanks, Caroline!
Tired yet? Wait until you see what we did on Day 7!