After realizing we were not going to get where we wanted to go any time soon, my husband called the Lodge and they gave us directions on how to turn around and how to get to Little Creek. It was a Wednesday evening rush hour so it was not much fun but we did arrive safe and sound. Ironically, on our return from the Lodge to the airport four days later, we discovered that all it took was one right turn and three lefts to get to the airport. We said goodbye to the Base at gate 3, took a right. Went north to the main gate, took a left. Went to Azalea Garden drive, took a left. Went to Norview, took a left and there we were. It was SO QUICK I seriously thought we were at some small regional airport and not the International. Basically our trip was driving around the airport to the other side and there is likely even a shorter route!
I also have the option to do videos with my camera. I was going to say "ability" but that might give the wrong impression. This was a trick I only learned after my niece Emma had played with my camera while we were traveling in the car. After I returned home, I saw a really odd looking photo and discovered she had videotaped knees, arms and backs of car seats. What a surprise! The last time I used it was a year ago at the boot camp graduation of the same daughter. I decided to try it here again to give perspective. I think I did a great job on the video "overview" of the mural, but couldn't remember at the end how to turn the video off. Finally I just turned off the camera! At this point in this narrative I know that both of my daughters are rolling their eyes -- and their friends too if they ever come upon this missive! The friends at least won't roll their eyes in my presence. Look at that -- my video works -- isn't technology wonderful?
The very first thing that caught our eye as we were seated at this table in the corner was not only the mural in general, but specifically the wonderful Coast Guard Cutter Eagle catching the breezes as it flew across the bay.
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For a more detailed view of the mural, here you go! The details are very fun.