it has been a while since tiptup has been to the intrepid. so tt was happy to go for a bbq event on board! through the metal detectors and up onto the intrepid. it has definitely been spiffed up since tt's last visit. an ideal place for an event too. the food and entertainment was so so, leaving tt and diddykong to wander off to entertain themselves. I don't think the catering was affiliated with the museum. climbing up and down the staircases and exploring the decks was quite fun.
thinking of the intrepid always reminds tt of a trading card game tt used to play. krunch had trading card sets for naval ships, airforce planes, race cars and bikes. the trading cards listed the various specs of the vehicles. to win, the stat you pick has to be higher than that of the other players. you'd have to know the best spec for your card. for the blackbird atop the intrepid, it would be the mach 3 speed. there was an aircraft carrier in the naval ships set, but tt can't remember which one. probably not the intrepid.
anyway, it was fun place to have an event. got to enjoy the exhibits without the crowds. great city views on the breezy deck. tt even waved to the 4 lonely tourists aboard a passing "duck". why do people on boats insist on waving?