Cold week at Patriots Point, but spring around the corner!Waring Hills Feb 06, 2009
It has been a very cold, windy week here at Patriots Point. I don’t remember a couple of colder days in the past ten years (30’s daytime, 20’s at night), but the weather today is trending back towards springlike weather this weekend…70’s and sunny…and like the temperature going up, visitors to the Yorktown are increasing. Here you can see six tour busses in the parking lot this morning (USS Yorktown in background).
The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition begins next weekend and our spring weekday visitation picks up along with the myriad of visiting school groups, day visit and camping onboard. With the crowds I’ll be back up on the flight deck telling the stories of Cunningham, Glenn, McCain, O’Hare and others…the flight deck of an aircraft carrier is the most dangerous place on the face of the earth, but I’ve never felt more alive than the days I walked a screaming, hot and heaving deck of steel on one the world’s vast oceans of blue!