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... on the history and culture of the areas (as they want you to believe), pet areas, and structures that look relevant to the area; stilted, colonial; whatever. Pretty much to be enjoyed by truckers. Also, check this out... The plants grow here like crazy, and I mean crazy! Grass as tall as you, yet everything is mowed regularly and neat, at least along the interstate. If you pull off the road, and take a scenic bypass, it is actually much better. The interstate ...
... Mississippi, where out-of-stater's flew by hauling large boats destined for the beach. When we exited the interstate in Alabama we encountered several ranch style homes with horses grazing in the pastures. Our destination was West Mobile to meet my aunt and cousin for the very first time. My mom warned me not to scare them so the typical t-shirt and travel shorts were not allowed. I proclaimed this was false advertisement but decided to wear something ...
We also saw the USS Drum SS 228 submarine today. It is on the same site as the USS Alabama and it is cool to get on a sub. The USS Drum SS 228 sank 15 Japanese ships during it's service. The sub is 311 ft long, 27 feet wide and could stay submerged for 24 hours at 2 knots. It had a crew of 72 men and carried 94,400 gallons of diesel. Boy, I could use some of that fuel on this ...
... 42,500 tons. Suzanne and I were very surprised that we could see so much of the ship and you take a self tour so you go at your own pace. We got our exercise in today as you go up and down a lot of stairs.
If you are ever in the Mobile area make sure you stop and see the USS Alabama. It was a great day!
We had a leisurely day visiting the town of Fairhope. Had lunch on the pier and just enjoyed the scenery. You can see Mobile from the pier and tomorrow will take us to see the USS Alabama. Here are some pictures of the pier area and a castle that a resident built many years ...
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