|Texas Battleship - it was hard to get a picture of the entire thing.|
|Some of the many guns on the ship.|
|This was the bakery.|
|A view of the San Jacinto Monument from the ship.|
|Another view of the kitchen.|
|One of the many bunk rooms.|
|These bunks were just in the hallway. No privacy.|
|Commissary - it was loaded with cigarettes and magazines.|
|Another view of the commissary.|
Many of the sailors were said to be from rural areas and living on this ship was their first time having indoor plumbing and electricity.
Boy Scouts are allowed to camp on the battleship and Mama said she bets they have a great time. There were a lot of boys that were running around the ship and they were very excited.
The battleship is located in the bay by the San Jacinto Battleground. That was the battle that won Texas' independence from Mexico. Many of the soldiers that died that day are buried there. However, look at this poor guy. They put a parking lot around him.
|Grave with parking lot around it.|
They then drove to Monument Inn. It is a restaurant that Mama had read reviews on. It is a seafood restaurant and even though Mama is allergic to shellfish, she wanted to eat there. It is on the bay and there are views of the bay from the tables. They did not have a window seat, but they could still see the boats and the ferry taking cars back and forth. They serve cinnamon rolls with their bread! She ordered a chicken fried steak. It came with fries and a salad.
|Portion sizes seem to be large in Texas.|
Anyway, back to the meal yesterday... Dad had the fisherman's platter. Mama didn't take a photo because Dad didn't want her taking a photo of his food. He's strange. LOL They had fried mozzarella sticks as an appetizer. They both said it was a good meal, but not great. If they are ever in the area again, they might try it again.
After lunch, they visited the The San Jacinto Monument. It is 570 feet tall. It is a memorial for the men who fought for Texas Independence. We will write about that later as this post is getting too long and Dad just said he is ready to take me for a walk. Duty calls, you know.
The Greyhound Who Needs A Walk This Morning