Last night we had a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner! There were many choices but most of us had the turkey with cornbread stuffing, mashed potato, marshmallow sweet potato, green bean almandine and cranberry relish with individual pumpkin pies!
After dinner they had a Bonfire. I don't know if it is a tradition in the South but I have never heard
While waiting to see the bonfire I took some night photos of the Nottoway Plantation.
This morning we boarded buses and headed to Baton Rouge. We chose to take a tour of the USS Kidd (rather than see another plantation). One of the gentlemen actually served on this destroyer (he was 87) when it went to Guam.
The USS Kidd was named after Rear Admiral Kidd Sr. Who was killed aboard his flagship the Arizona during the bombing of Pearl Harbour. This was the first destroyer to be named after Kidd, two more have since been named after him, one still on active duty and based in San Diego.
This destroyer has been authentically restored and has her wartime camouflage paint as it was for the invasion of Japan.
The ship was launched in 1943, served 20 years and earned 12 battle stars.
We then did a quick city tour before heading back to the boat.