During our Gulf Shores trip this summer we got to go deep sea fishing again. Two years ago we went on a four hour trip and caught mostly mackerel. This summer we splurged on the six hour trip in hopes we would catch some snapper, and snapper we caught! My dad, cousins Mo and Drew, and I are the ones that went out and we ended up with about 20 lbs of cleaned fish to take home with us.
We caught Red Snapper and smaller Mango Snapper mostly and I also caught a trigger fish. At one point I also caught a snapper that got caught by a shark. Unfortunately the shark won and I ended up with just the head of the snapper on my line. Bummer.
My dad, Sean and I also spent a day at the USS Alabama. I had never been to a battleship of any kind before and I was surprised by how awesome it was. The Alabama is full of period artifacts, so when you walk through it you get an idea of what it really looked like with it was in use during the 1940’s.
Dad and Sean engaging the enemy?
Inside the biggest canons.
The main galley on the ship.
The butcher’s area.
Need a hair cut or to radio someone?
I loved all of the switches, gears and dials on the ship. I wish I knew what they did.
We definitely had a good time. If you’re ever in Mobile, stop by the USS Alabama for an interesting step back in history.