Got lucky and was able to get a slot for the Battleship TEXAS BB35 Hard Hat Tour. WOW. That's all I'm able to write about this experience.
I'm real disappointed in my images I took. Mainly because I was so distracted by the amount of history their volunteers were able to provide. I really kicked myself for not taking my video camera verses my still. My kids are too young to go on this challenging tour (minimum 14 years old) and they would enjoy the information that was provided.
I took this image after crawling all over this beast (from top to bottom; bow to stern). My only disappointment is not being able climb the crow's nest. I will continue to bug/plead/solicit/etc. to climb up to that area (BTW there ain't no stairs up to the nest. It's all exterior ladder rungs.).