Thursday, April 12, 2012

USS Alabama

Buddy and I took a tour of the USS Alabama and the submarine USS Drum. We also saw some war helicopters and statues.  The Alabama was HUGE!  It was like a city in the battleship.  I never knew the main battle guns were so big- 16 inch bore 
They had a memorial area for Vietnam vets and Buddy saw the type of helicopter he was a crew chief on in VN.  They also had a tribute to the four legged soldiers working along their human counterparts. It all was very emotional.  God Bless our Soldiers, past, present and those that didn't come home.

We saw a B-52 named The Calamity Jane!  I had to take a picture of my little girls name sake (Mach One Calamity Jane)!

We get home to a beautiful sunset.. We will hate to leave here.


We had the best time in Alabama!  We went on an air boat ride through the delta with our RV neighbors, Barb and Rick.  It was so much fun!  Our capt. Chris, was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot, saw some most amazing things and had a wonderful time.  Got to see a small alligator on the bank.  He/she was pretty cool looking..from the boat that is :)

Gorgeous sunset on the delta