When I say “Alabama,” I say it all drawn out and southern style, with a hint of country music in my voice. Like this. “Allllaaa…BAMA.” It’s a fun word to say. Try it.
At Tim’s request, we toured the USS Alabama. I surprised myself by having a lot of fun – walking from deck-to-deck, climbing LOTS of steps. We saw the captain’s quarters, the church, the dental office, the kitchen, and a spooky prison. Let it be known forever and always that I would not want to live on a ship like that – gave me the creeps.
Afterward, we played at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. It was full of hands-on exhibits and HUGE insect displays (“the Big Bugs,” as our girls referred to them).
My favorite part was the My BodyWorks section though. I’m kind of a closet doctor at heart. I used to think I wanted to be one as a kid and I’d set up a doctor’s office in the bathroom, making toilet paper casts for my siblings.
At the end of the day, I asked our 4-year-old what her favorite part of the day was and she answered without hesitation, “the SHIP!”
Have you ever been to Mobile? What did you like/not like about it?
Would you ever want to live on a ship? How are your “sea legs”?
Special thanks to the Mobile Bay Convention & Visitor’s Bureau for providing us with a passport for area attractions.