Monday, July 16, 2012

Battleship Carolina

We spent the last two days of our North Carolina vacation in Wilmington, and didn't really have an agenda for what we planned to do. When we saw the giant Battleship Carolina across the river, we knew we had to go investigate. It's a battleship from WWII that has been carefully restored, and $12 gets you admission to explore the ins and outs of a beast of a ship.

I was worried it would be pretty cheesy, but this ended up being a really unique experience. We got to climb deep into the ship, and experienced the day to day living of soldiers (sailors?) on the ship. I learned that it must have been hot and sweaty at all times, and that there was no privacy or comfy bunks to return to at the end of a long day. It really makes you appreciate what our grandfather's generation did to protect our freedom. If you're ever in the area, it's a site I'd recommend visiting!

How would you feel about having surgery here?

Obviously, I pose in the kitchen.

Bunks stacked four high... not my ideal living situation!

The view towards the front of the ship.

Captain Joe!

I could totally handle one of these guns, right?

1 comment:

  1. oh my gosh that surgery room gave me the willies! love that last picture.