Battleship Texas with Little Man…
We decided to have a one more family outing before Marisa was born! Yes, I am a little behind in my photos…smile.
The Battleship Texas, commissioned in 1914, is the only surviving battleship to have served in both world wars and is the last surviving dreadnought. The ship served as a flagship for the D-Day invasion of Normandy and earned seven ribbons for her service during World War II.
One of the joys of visiting this ship was experiencing what life was like for thousands of American sailors and Marines. You were able to walk around the ship at your own pace and not be bothered by tour guides etc.
It was a great experience with Little Man! His eyes were as big as saucers!
One of the cute moments was him trying to climb on everything before Daddy could say no! You can see his face as he climbs up the stairs real quick, turns back to his father to see what his reaction is going to be. Adorable…
As we were standing on the Battleship Texas, you could view the San Jacinto Monument! Glorious, rising 567 feet above the battleground, the San Jacinto Monument honors all those who fought for Texas independence.
On April 21, 1836, Texas won its independence when an outnumbered Texan Army heroically defeated Mexican forces on the plains of San Jacinto.
Built for the battle’s centennial in 1936, the Monument remains the world’s tallest memorial stone column.
The San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site covers over 1200 acres of green space.
We couldn’t get Little Man off of these artillery machines! He loved them! He could turn the wheel and make the battery guns rotate. He did this over and over! As you can see, Mama is getting very tired and needed to sit down. (On a side note, Marisa was born just a couple of days after our visit here!)
Little Man loved the Battleship, it was a great day for everyone!
Have you heard of or seen the Battleship Texas?
I have been posting adorable pictures of the grandkids. Yesterday, I posted Little Mans T-Ball game.
IF you can just imagine, he is QUITE a bit smaller than the other children. What a riot!