The highlight of the Maritime Museum and Aquarium was going on the USS Wisconsin. The big guns you see in the picture shoot a shell that weighs the same as a Volkswagen and has a range of 26 miles. The ship is still in reserve, so it is still ready if called to action. What a thrill it was! There was so much to see and read in the Museum that after a while you go into history overload. At that point it was time to go Bayou Boogaloo. The Festival opened at noon, so we went over for a late Cajun lunch and a tour of the festival. After lunch, it was time to chill out on the boat and get ready for an evening of food, fun, and Cajun music. We went back to the festival in the evening, had a Cajun dinner (beignets after) and Boogaloo'd to three different bands.We had a great day and night, and looking forward to the Festival again today.
September Song (Boogalooing) out Bob
Graduation day for some young Sea Cadets on the Wisconsin. They all look so young
View of the Wisconsin from the bow. Now those are some big guns
100 tons of chain and anchor. Now that's an anchor!
Looking through the periscope at the Wisconsin. Don't push the red fire button!
We put on our walking shoes yesterday and did a walking tour of Norfolk. What a great way to see and learn about the historic parts of the city. Tammy was our tour guide (no, she didn't carry a flag) and read from the tour guide book. Great job Tammy. Sorry this is so short, but it's time to take a shower and head for the Maritime Museum and the aquarium.
September Song (rushed for time) out Bob
September Song and Gypsies docked at Nauticus Marina
The markers in the sidewalks marking the self-guided walking tour of the city called the Cannonball Trail
The Battleship Wisconsin at the Maritime Museum which we are going to today.