Day 2 Nauticus Museum and the Wisconsin Battleship
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February 6th, 2008 – by: missandrea81
We had to wait a few minutes until they opened. So we figured out that one of the levels of the museum was free after all and explored that a little bit.
The ship itself was very impressive and the volunteer veterans were very nice and answered any questions that we had. We were told that the black covering underneath the canons were called bloomers. Which I'll never forget again, cause it's a funny name and the veteran obviously thought it was going to be interesting for two young girls like us. lol He then wanted me to lift the anchor chain, which was of course impossible.
We made our way around the ship's deck. The weather could have not been better. It was 80 degrees and sunny. Only the wind was a little annoying. We almost got knocked over a couple of times and it was hard to hear at times. Plus we got a sunburn from standing there and talking to the veterans for so long. I was very impressed and I think my friend was glad that I enjoyed this part of the trip.
We bought a few little souvenirs, mainly postcards and then went back to the car.
After 4 hours of driving and a quick stop at Arby's we finally got to our next goal. Fayetteville, NC.
We were staying with an Army friend of mine who I met while she was stationed in my home town in Germany. I hadn't seen her in over 3 years and it was nice to see her again. Beautiful house and a comfy bed. Much better then the night before at the Motel 8.
Bedtime was early again. At least for me, but I had no problem sleeping.
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