Thursday, July 11, 2013

Our Pride and Joy.......part III

On our return leg of the trip we spent the afternoon with the Navy Girl giving us a bit of a tour and then dinner at her favorite Mexican restaurant.

From our Navy Girl we learned:

The Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) is the oldest (230 years) facility that belongs to the U.S Navy; established in 1767. I did get a picture of the original gate from the inside...

There have been four flags flown over NNSY. The first being Britain who established the shipyard, until 1775; then the United States, in 1871 the Common Wealth of Virginia hoisted their flag for a week. In 1872 the Confederate Navy claimed the shipyard; the United States reclaimed the shipyard within the year and Old Glory has been waving ever since.

Hammerhead....this crane is HUGE! Erected in 1960 it is 260 feet tall.

Ships in port for Maintenance; she pointed out the Do Not Tread On Me on the bow of the ship. You may not be able to see it...but it's there.


Many of the original buildings still stand...very cool.

The Tar House is one of the oldest buildings; it was used to make...wait for it ... TAR pitch. Now used as a gift shop across from Trophy Park.



The Navy Girl said she should know more about the different buildings, but we were impressed by what she knows from the short time she has been there.

I kept my pictures limited...last but not least the Navy Girl's office, where she parks her ride and rests her head.

We are so proud! Thank you for the tour Punky!
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P.S. I will be sure to post some stitching pictures in my next post...hoping to have wee watermelon done and show you the MT Vernon project I picked up. And maybe some of the stash I ordered will be in. Gotta love a sale, thanks Sampler Girl. :)


Anonymous said...

Hello PJ, thank you for the welcome!

What a great post, very interesting and fab photos.
Have a great weekend (:

Margaret said...

Loved seeing all the pictures! You must be so proud of your girl!

Catherine said...

Great tour!! We have been in that area many times ~ so much to see!

Peggy Lee said...

I called Masterchief to the PC to see this post! It was a little trip down memory lane. He served 23 yrs. in the Navy and has been retired for 23 years. Gosh he's an old man, huh?
I am so glad you got to spend this time with your Navy Girl. Please pass on our "thanks for serving".

Penny said...

Sounds like it was a very interesting trip. The older I get the more interested I get in history. And the best part I know, was getting to spend time with your daughter. :)

Annette-California said...

WOW! That was a cool tour and I enjoyed it very much. The size of that one crane - HUGE! Really its a beautiful Navel Shipyard. I am proud of your daughter too. Thank you for sharing with us. love Annette

Anne said...

Hello PJ! I just found your blog! Looks like you had a lovely trip! Thanks for sharing the photos with us!!