Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Daphne-Spanish Fort
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... in hand, soaked from head to toe, in a blue button up shirt, jeans, and a cowboy hat. The layout was typical small town Napa. I asked the kid at the counter for wiper linkage bushings, the blank stare was the answer. It was then that Marie walked in, sporting a half cocked smile and asking, "Where you all from?" I replied, "Northern Kalifornia," to which she asked, "Why y'all here." The result was two sets of bushings and a, "You know where to find more if you need ...
... the cat stories; I gave them at-least the first five minutes to warm up to my character. We toured the beautiful home they recently purchased and then headed back to their current home to visit. At the door we were greeted by two freshly bathed hospitable dogs. There was Sadie, who enjoys the taste of Old Navy flip-flops, and Harper, who likes to suck on the thumbs of northerners. Time flew as we visited for nearly three hours. At 7:00 p.m. we departed ...
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!
... fire, leaving thousands of passengers to endure cold food, unsanitary conditions and power outages for several days. The ship is still undergoing repairs there, with many workers living on board.
Earlier this month, the cruise ship was dislodged from its mooring by a windstorm that also caused, in a separate incident, two shipyard workers to fall into Mobile Bay. While one worker was rescued, the other's body was pulled from the water more than a week ...
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