A Haunted Place
Our first stop in Los Angeles was the Queen Mary ship. We did not know if we were going to tour it or just show it to the boys.
It's a really cool ship. She sailed the North Atlantic from England to New York mainly from 1936 to 1967.
As we got up closer David said he'd really like to take a tour. We went to the ticket booth and Thomas INSISTED we do the Ghost Tour. The Queen Mary is reportedly haunted and he thought that would be SO COOL. I was thinking of our "101 Things" list so we settled on the main tour and ghost tour.
Here the boys are acting silly scared, but they were not at all prepared for the Ghost Tour!
The tour guide did a fantastic job of scaring us all with his deep, ominous voice. We watched a video before starting the tour and Thomas announced he was NOT going. We went anyway.
Here is the indoor swimming pool. It's drained but there are supposedly wet footprints around - spooky!
Thomas was terrified. He kept plotting his escape, keeping a close eye on all the exit signs. The combination of sound effects, special effects and the tour guide's voice were enough to keep him glued to his dad, trying to talk us into leaving. However, we all survived.
I'm the King of the World!
The Engine Room was part of the main tour - of course we had to check that out.
Here I am with the boys - this anchor is the size of the two that are on the boat.
David is haunted by the fact that we didn't tour this Russian submarine right next to it. Sorry Dad!
From the Book:
#50 - A Haunted Place
There's no guarantee that you're going to see a ghost when you visit a place that's said to be haunted. But at least you've got a better chance than you do at a place that's not supposed to be haunted. Every town has its share of haunted places, so you probably won't have to go far to find one. But whatever you do, don't go alone, at night, under a full moon, or any of that silly scary movie stuff (and definitely don't trespass on private property - that makes the ghosts and the owners mad). Whether or not you believe in ghosts, it's interesting to visit a "haunted" place because at the very least you'll hear a good ghost story that you can repeat to your friends around the campfire one dark, spooky night.