This USS Alabama, a World War II battleship is permanently berthed at Battleship Park just east of Mobile, Alabama. We first saw her as a fog shrouded profile in the early morning light on Saturday February 20, 1971 as we were enroute to Mardi Gras in Steve’s 1964 Chevy Bel Air. Every time we have passed her we have promised ourselves we will stop someday to visit her. Today, the Seventieth Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy, was the day. It was a poignant reminder of the cost of freedom. We felt privileged to walk in the footsteps of the heroes who served aboard this great ship.






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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.