Visiting the USS Midway Museum

Everyone knows (or at least I assume everyone knows) that I love history. Growing up, I’ve always been fascinated with history – especially when it comes to the 1930s-1950s in America, World War II and 1800s England. In fact, I once considered a degree in history but life had other plans. Today, my family went to see Dunkirk, a film about the actual battle that took place on Dunkirk Beach in WWII. Truth be told, I’m 100% confident only my dad and I were excited for the movie.

The cinematography and sounds were beyond amazing. After the movie, it reminded me of the time my family and Chris went to San Diego and visited the USS Midway Museum.

We saw the USS Midway back in July of 2015. It’s actually been exactly two years since that visit! We had stayed at a Marriott on Oceanside then took the train to San Diego. From there, we walked around 3 miles to the ship.

While the USS Midway never saw World War II, she was used as an aircraft carrier during the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm. The ship was decommissioned in 1992 and now rests permanently in San Diego. Fun fact – she can carry 137 aircrafts!!

History is fun and cool, kids! Get into it!

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  1. July 23, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    My boyfriend is wanting to see Dunkirk and I am trying to decide if I should go see it this weekend (although I really want to see the new planet of the apes). You look so happy in that shot!

    nat // dignifiable

  2. July 24, 2017 / 10:41 am

    Cool trip! I have visited my fair share of airplanes, ships and other modes of transportation museums with Dan. Although I never got into the history behind them. They are impressive to look at on their own! I love that you had to stand on a higher step to get in the picture with Chris.

    Simply Lovebirds

  3. July 24, 2017 / 10:53 am

    The pictures are amazing. I am passionate by WWII and 1800s England. Every time I get the chance to expand my knowledge in history these are the topics I am drawn to. Take care <3

  4. July 24, 2017 / 11:15 am

    I’ve partied in that boat!

  5. July 24, 2017 / 11:24 am

    I didn’t get a chance to see the USS Midway when I was in San Diego, but I want to the next time! It’s insane to me how big the ship is to hold that many aircrafts. Looks like something straight out of a movie!

  6. July 24, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Looks like a neat adventure! It’s nice to hear that the movie was good!

  7. July 25, 2017 / 1:36 am

    Must have been impressive! I also want to see Dunkirk at some point.


  8. July 25, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    It’s cool to know that you love history! I’m loving all of the museums you’ve been hitting up lately ;). Neat to learn that a lot of these jets were once used back in the day! I’m not a fan of war but still interesting to see these techs still being preserved today. I really need to make my way down to the Oceanside/SD area for some exploring soon!

    • July 25, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Have I ever mentioned that you and Chris look adorbs together? 😉

  9. Leta
    July 26, 2017 / 11:34 am

    I want to see Dunkirk so badly! Hopefully, I’ll get to do it this weekend. Also, I’m fascinated with USA history and I’d love to visit this museum. It looks so interest!

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  10. July 28, 2017 / 5:47 am

    Sounds like you had such a fun time! I enjoyed looking at your photos, so thanks for sharing! Quick question: what camera do you use? BECAUSE IT IS BEAUTIFUL T_T

    I’ve never really been into History at school myself but I have been fascinated by some aspects of it like the World Wars but I wouldn’t say I remember details of it. I think I enjoy learning about history when I’m out travelling – a lot more engaging than at school!

  11. July 30, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    eena i’m jelly! i really wanna go here! i am a sucker for history too and watching lots of action movies made me wanna see battle jets and ships up close. this is such a dream! and to be able to get inside of the chopper, lordy, i hope i don’t die on spot!