Today, I woke up at 6 A.M. . Our breakfast today was the yoghurt parfait again. At 9.30 A.M., Porsche, Tricia, the kids and I went to the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. In that museum, we looked at some exhibits like the submarine periscope, torpedoes and weapons, and we also met Krista who was Tricia’s friend. Then, we got on a tour on the USS Cobia. USS Cobia was a Gato-class submarine. This submarine class was the workhorse of the U.S. Navy’s submarine units during WWII. It was armed with 6 torpedo tubes in the front and 4 in the back. It was also armed with a 3 inch gun , a 20mm Oerikon cannon and a 40mm Bofors cannon. The Cobia had 2 war patrols in its career which was about 4 months. The tour guide explained the history and the compartments of the submarine. I asked him some questions. He managed to answer all of them. He said that I was a knowledgeable person. We explored the parts of the submarine with the guide. I found out that the parts were usually cramped and smelly due to the diesel engines that were used to generate power for the batteries of the submarine. One interesting part of the submarine was the toliet. It was a pressure-pump toliet that could be used underwater, but you would need to follow all the steps to operate it correctly or else the submarine would be forced to surface, a suicidal move if you were in the area filled with enemy warships. I found out that during its war patrols, Cobia only lost a single crew who died of wounds fighting against enemy ships on the surface. Then, we took some pictures of the sub.
Later on, we went to Gamestop with Krista. We went there, because Porsche wanted to buy FIFA 15. After he got the game, we went to Qdoba with Tricia. In that restaurant, Porsche and I ordered burritoes. I managed to finish all of it, while Porsche managed to finish most of it. Then, we got back to the house. We played with the kids for the timebeing. Then, George and Pat came to the house in order to check the us and the host family. Pat began taking photos and let us to introduce the house. George was talking to the host and me. I had a good conversation with him. Then, George, Pat and Krista left. Next, we had our dinner which was stir-fried shrimps with beans and instant noodle soups made by Porsche. It was quite delicious. Then, we updated our blogs and went to bed.
PS; I had a question to wonder though, the photo I intended to put in this post had a large file size. I couldn’t get it in, because it said that the photo must only be about 5MB. Can anyone help me with this, or else I might had problems putting the pictures into the future blog posts.
Toto, you have to re-size the photo. If you know how to use photo shop, you can use it. Or you can upload the photo to facebook and save it back again. Facebook will re-size for you automatically.
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