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U.S.S. Alabama June 20, 2007

Posted by Joe in Family.

On Monday, the kids and I made the short trip over to Mobile bay to visit the U.S.S. Alabama, a South Dakota class World War II battleship.

On the way, I was telling the kids about the ship. When I told them that the ship had guns so large that they could each crawl inside of one of the barrels, Benjamin said “Daddy, you’re just making stuff up now.” When we got there, he changed his mind.

We took several self-guided tours of the ship. Benjamin ran from room to room eager to explore every crevice of the 680 foot vessel.

Aren’t these the coolest bunk beds ever?

Rachel was a trooper and had fun throughout the day.

There are several mannequin scattered throughout the ship posed as if they were tending to their duties. Unfortunately the very first mannequin that we stumbled across was missing an arm – that was a initially a bit unnerving to Benjamin and Rachel so they entered the next few rooms with a bit of trepidation.

We had a great time. I think Benjamin and Rachel each shot down about 100 imaginary warplanes during our 3 hours aboard the Alabama.

We had a great time. It was also a perfect opportunity to talk about how the brave people in our military set their own lives aside to protect our freedoms and way of life.



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