I wanted to share another little trip George and I went on just the other day. Another little day trip.
We hopped into Kiki and headed north to La Porte, Texas to tour the USS Texas. Now I must tell you, I've been in every battleship and submarine from here to Tim Buck Too! I promise because my hubby loves these things and because I love him ~ I go along. This area is considered the San Jacinto battleground area and you're seeing the the San Jacinto Monument in the background which is a great museum to visit.
This was the centennial celebration of the Texas Battleship's commissioning - 1914 folks!
"In 1948, the Battleship Texas became the first battleship memorial museum in the United States. That same year, on the anniversary of Texas Independence, the Texas was presented to the State of Texas and commissioned as the flagship of the Texas Navy. In 1983, the Texas was placed under the stewardship of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and is permanently anchored on the Buffalo Bayou and the busy Houston Ship Channel."
I had to laugh when I saw these! :) Now what was so interesting and unlike most ships I've seen, this one is set up just like it was in operation and it fought in both wars - I and II. The ship can be explored from top to bottom ~ the galley, the bunks, sick bay, barber shop, laundry, chapel, snack bar. And there are original food cans, candies, medicine bottles and other things all around.
I wanted you to see this picture when many of these beautiful pieces were given to the ship. It says:
"Capt. Grant accepting from Waco Business Men, silver service presented by State of Texas to Battleship "Texas" Galveston, Nov, 7th 1914."
Some camp sites were set up outside with real service folks.
That'll be another post!
Keep on sailing, my friends,