Friday, December 2, 2011

Ahoy, Mateys!

Replicas of Columbus' ships, the Nina and the Pinta are currently docked in Muskogee.

AD and I made a trip down to see them today.

Actually we made 2 trips - yesterday and today.

That's a lot of driving miles but it was well worth it.

Yesterday we did some shopping in Owasso and Claremore as we made our way to Muskogee. And because we didn't know exactly where we were going, by the time we got to where the ships were, everything was shut down and it was, well, it was dark.

I was very disappointed.

AD said we could try again on Saturday. But after listening to the weather forecast he said we'd better go today as there is a 90% chance of rain tomorrow. So we drove back down today.

There were lots of school children there to see the ships and learn a bit of history.

That was a very good thing because we were able to listen to the guides too. Those kids sure had some great questions too!

The ships are in Muskogee through the 7th, then they'll be sailing off to Florida.

If you ever have a chance to see these replicas, my advice is to do it!


  1. I would love to see them. Glad you got to on your second trip.

  2. They are awesome, saw them in Green Bay a few years back. Stay safe during this pending storm.

  3. Ahoy there granny, let's have those landlubbers walk the plank. I love old ships like this, a fun and educational day out lucky you.

  4. You know you could have stayed at my house overnight and then that would have saved you a trip. We'll be going to see them this week.

  5. It is hard to imagine anyone crossing the ocean in vessels that small. It took some incredibly brave men. They were the astronauts of their day. Thanks for stopping by Driller's Place. Glad you're enjoying the music. I never know for sure how many people are visiting.

  6. Totally envious of you. I thought we could make it before they leave but maybe not now.

  7. Sounds like a wonderful field trip. Wonder if they will come up the Missouri River. Do you have a website for them?

  8. I am going to keep my eyes open, no doubt they will make a pit stop in NY harbor, Philly or NJ shore. I have been out on Clipper ships {dinner cruises} They are magnificent.

    Your Friend,

  9. we went to see those replicas several years ago. Our daughter is named Nina but we were not thinking about Columbus when we named her. It must of been about 2003 when we saw them at the Port of Catoosa. Of course Nina had to get a Nina tshirt and so did her then boyfriend/now husband.

    We were shocked by how small the ships were, I cannot imagine crossing an ocean in one.