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Thursday, March 17, 2016
USS Iowa
My parents, being retired and having worked their asses off their entire lives, have decided to spend much of their time traveling the world. As they should! They recently returned from a two week cruise from Florida on the Norwegian Jewel.

As you can see, they asked me & the minions to pick them up. What an amazing vessel!

But that wasn't the half of it. As we pulled up to port 91, moored directly adjacent was an ENORMOUS battleship, the USS IOWA. It was parked there permanently in 2012, and is being restored as an active museum.

Oh, how Alexander's eyes lit up! He equated it to a Star Destroyer in the water. Of course,as soon as my parents were safely retrieved off of one boat, we immediately hopped onto the next one and took the tour.

This battleship was completed in 1945 and saw service in WWII, the Korean War, and was operational during the cold war as well. It was officially retired in 1990.

Wow, what a cool ship! A great tour, and the kids LOVED it. Highly recommended if you're in the Long Beach area!

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