We're in Sulphur, Louisiana at a real nice park. A+ Motel and RV Park. We love Louisiana; the food is so good here. We had to get our Po' Boy fix the first night. I had a catfish Po' Boy and it was really good. Peggy had the catfish and shrimp dinner. This park has big, pull thru, paved sites with grass in between. We're still getting used to having grass. We've been in the west so long where it's rare to have grass.
Yesterday we took a tour of the destroyer, USS Orleck here in Lake Charles, LA.
The tour cost $10 but they need more than that to restore this ship.
The tour starts up on the bow of the ship. These 5 inch guns can shoot a shell 10 miles.
There were many updates and changes made during it's years of use. This was the last World War II destroyer built. It was commissioned 3 days after the war was over. 390 feet long and 40 feet wide. It was used in the Korean and Vietnam wars and was loaned to Turkey for a while too.
Peggy wimped out on coming down this ladder.
This is the gun aiming computer. A lot of nobs to turn.
Some of the bunks. Not a lot of space to live in.
Under the big guns, down in the belly of the ship is the room where they keep the shells.
Peggy inside one of the gun turrets.
looking out the barrel of the gun.
It had a Helicopter drone to carry torpedoes and drop them in the water. It could carry 2 torpedoes.
The ship still has some Torpedoes.
Peggy driving the ship.
While we were in Schulenburg, Texas, Peggy found a new friend, just 7 weeks old.
This reminds me of the four letter word that I hate to use "WORK".
Live Happy and Always Go Big.