Biloxi - home of Mississippi gambling
Trip Start Apr 18, 2007
173Trip End Oct 16, 2007
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Excellent day today with only 100 miles travelled and all "West on 10" - in other words Interstate, so very easy driving.
We stopped off at Mobile, AL to visit the USS Alabama - a WWII battleship which commenced building in Feb 1940 and finished in Mar 1942. It held a crew of 2,500 and saw service in Atlantic protecting conveys north of Scotland and then later in the Pacific (which it got to via the Panama Canal - which seems amazing). There was also a WWII submarine there which was interesting - seemed very cozy.
The USS Alabama.
And we did find a possible replacement vehicle for a trip to New Orleans.
We saw loads of damaged miliary planes on our arrival and assumed they had been given to the museum to renovate - but leaving the place we realised they had been trashed by Katrina - the most amazing picture was of an armoured personnal carrier which had been blown off its concrete stand. Now these things are solid metal - I don't reckon 100 men could pull it along, shows you the power of a hurricane.
Captain Birdseye (now without beard)
Now we're in a BW near Biloxi planning to visit the beach resort tonight - spent late afternoon round the pool which we had to ourselves in 80F sunny skies.