Thursday and Friday morning we woke up to temps. in the low 60's and highs in the low 80's. (Gorgeous) Friday we went to the Naval Academy for the day. The academy is home to 4400 midshipman (men and women) and is a four year program. The campus is huge with many old buildings and lots of history. The midshipman have two final tests before they can graduate, They have to jump off this very high high dive fully clothed and swim to shore. The dive is approx. the same height as an aircraft carrier deck. They also must learn to sail. they have a huge fleet of sailboats of all sizes. I'm sure there is a lot more they must learn, but these were two must pass tests before they can graduate. When we toured the chapel they were getting ready for wedding rehearsals. The chapel is huge, very old and beautiful. They have 8 to 10 weddings on any given Saturday. While we were touring I didn't see one fat midshipman. I'm sure they work them hard to make them lean mean fighting machines. I took lots of pictures, I hope you enjoy them. I'm going to cut this short. Stephanie and I are going out on Steve and Diane's kayaks. Tonight we head to town in the tender limo.
September Song out
Academy Olympic pool
Left, right, left, right
First plane used in war. On one flight a man fell out, so they
installed the first seat belts. (ropes)