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As we were planning our babymoon, Andy and I each picked one activity that we had to do while in Hawaii. My choice was visiting Pearl Harbor. Sadly, the USS Arizona memorial was under repair while we were there, but there is more to do at Pearl Harbor than just visiting the iconic white floating bridge. (I guess that means we’ll just need to plan another trip to Hawaii so we can actually visit the memorial!) In addition to viewing the USS Arizona from a naval vessel, we also visited the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and the Battleship Missouri Museum.
We started our morning exploring the USS Bowfin. Even though it wasn’t yet noon, it was already incredibly hot below deck! As we wandered around, I stopped to stand in front of every single fan I could find.
Andy and I had a difficult time remembering to duck our heads while lifting our legs to get through the “knee knockers.” It was also a little claustrophobic to be crammed into such a small space! Andy joked that in joining the Army, he joined the “right” military branch 😉
I enjoyed seeing the torpedo room. I really wanted Andy to push me and my baby belly into a torpedo tube, haha! I’m pretty sure Baby and I would have fit!
It was quite a challenge maneuvering my baby belly down to fit on a rack (bed) and even more challenging to get myself out of the rack and standing upright!
In the background, you can see the USS Arizona memorial. We stood at the bow of the submarine for quite a while, staring at the harbor and imagining what it looked like on that fateful day 78 years ago.
I had to take just a few “bump” photos on the submarine. It’s crazy to see how much my belly has grown since these photos were taken!