203. The Queen Mary

Susan grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, the heartland the USA. She remembers playing in the corn as a child, and seeing miles and miles land stretching out as far as she could . One day her aunt took her to see 1997 movie Titanic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate . She marveled at the sight of the vast . It was something she had never seen before. remembers turning to her aunt to say, "I'm on a ship like that one day, auntie."

to her words, Susan left Nebraska, and moved Los Angeles, California. She wanted to live near ocean, and was delighted to discover the Queen was permanently docked in Long Beach. The grand , which has the same size of the Titanic, now a museum and tourist attraction. She didn't to book a tour of the ship. "This wonderful," she thought to herself.

Upon arriving on , Susan was not disappointed. It was everything she it would be. The ship was restored to original state, which was very luxurious. The tour took highlighted the ship's history and importance over years. She ate at one of the three , and stayed the night in the ship's hotel. Queen Mary was built in the 1930s in Britain, and enjoyed many years sailing across the Ocean. It was host to many dignitaries such Winston Churchill, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, many Hollywood celebrities. During World War II, the was assigned as a troop transport where it used to transport up to 18,000 Allied soldiers trip.

After the war, it was restored to original state, and began its transatlantic travels. In , the city of Long Beach purchased the aging liner, and it has been a popular attraction the city ever since. "It is living history," Susan, after her visit.





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