They had people who were dressed up and taking pictures with people, too. It was a cute little spot with even a town square.
After Tim was done with his car show, we met back up at the hotel and got ready to tour the USS Midway - the other reason Tim wanted to go to San Diego. On my adventure to Old Town, I discovered that it would be much faster to take the trolley to the America Plaza (screwdriver building) and walk down to the museum. The walk from the hotel to the museum wasn't that long, but for two people who are woefully out of shape and one person who's very badly sunburned, it seemed like a better option. On the way, we stopped for lunch in Little Italy. My earlier assessment was correct - it wasn't that interesting. We had lunch at a little sandwich shop and the food was "eh." Just okay - nothing special.
We arrived at the Midway and climbed up the thousands of stairs (I may be exaggerating) to the harbor deck. We were given headphones and the stuff for the audio tour. We proceeded to tour the ship, which was absolutely amazing. The one thing that I remember the most was in the focsle room. There were these really huge ropes coiled up on spools and a huge chain on the floor. I am sure these are the completely incorrect words to use, but I've never been in the military, so I'm not really sure what the real words are. Here's a picture of one of the chain links. That's Tim's size 11.5 shoe. Big chain.
In the park that's adjacent to the aircraft carrier, there was a really big kiss.