Tuesday, December 7, 2010
USS Abe Lincoln
The week prior to Thanksgiving our friends on the USS Lincoln arrived in Bahrain and we were THRILLED to be invited to tour the ship! Gabe Tonozzi gave us the grand tour of the massive vessel.
USS Abe Lincoln
Sizing up the ship
The Far-Far Away Flusches
Tanner's got the need for speed!
"LOOK! It's Mr. Gabe & Mr. Matt!"
Gavin wanted to do it himself...
I think it's pretty safe to say someone misses his son Josh.
Daddy & Gavster
Ummmm, yeah, OK. No problem there!
Great shot of Tanner
And you thought your ride was cool...
Gabe and the boys
Hello Sailor ;)
I sailor AND photographer in me couldn't resist this shot... it's a cleat on the deck. Sometimes simple industrial things can be beautiful.
This shields those on deck from the jet ehaust
Daddy & Gavin
Hollie & Paige
"Take'n a Looksie"
Tanner: "Can I dive out this window?" Me: "Ummmm... NO."
Gabe, Matt and Travis' office: Where they "shoot" the planes off the deck. Tanner thought that this looked like a great place to work because it gives you a different perspective of the deck. He noticed right off that the "office" was equipped with AC, two shooters work in "The Bubble" at one time.
Tanner, Gavin & Daddy in the bubble
Tanner checking out "Mr Gabe's office"
The view of the flight line from the bubble
Making there way into "The Bubble"
Daddy & Gavin "patrolling" the corridors
The highlight of the tour was visiting the Bridge where the Captain makes all the key decisions or as Tanner will tell you "The Captain sits in a tall chair and sometimes he can drive the boat if he wants to". Kids. ;)
Tanner thinks being the Captain is "where it's at!"
Paige & Maggie
Gabe explaining the job of the Captain, Tanner & Maggie just want to "drive it" ;)
Gavin in the Captain's Chair
View from the Bridge
This is where Gabe and his roommate Travis call home. Spacious, right? ;) They actually have a pretty nice set-up all things considered. Two bunk beds, 2 desks, a sink, some dwars and the ever important flat screen TV with an X-Box.
Tanner thinks those two are "live'n the dream" and was ready to move in!