June 26, 2012

National Museum of the Marine Corps

I always wondered why the museum was shaped this way.  It was 
designed to evoke the image of the flag-raising at Iwo Jima.

This past weekend we decided to take a day trip to the National Museum of the Marine Corps. in Triangle, Virginia.  It was such a beautiful day and the Museum is spectacular. 

Here are a few shots of our perfect day:

These images are of REAL soldiers.  The guide explained
how they were made.  Very interesting.

Lady A loved the helicopter. 
Each scene is so detailed.

Sir T and Sir K loved all the aircraft

This was a simulator for shooting.  Sir T
shot 94% (the day's high was 97%).  Not
sure if I should be proud or scared.

This scene made me teary-eyed just thinking
of all the sacrifices our soldiers make

Just spectacular

The museum is filled with inter-active displays for the children to get involved.  It also has a kids corner for children to dress up like soldiers and an area to draw patriotic pictures.  I truly believe the children learned a lot which is always a good thing. 

We finished out with a quick trip to the Gift Shop and then hit the outdoor playground.  They had restaurants inside the museum but we opted to go onto the Quantico Marine Base for lunch.  Stopped at a cute little sub shop and ate amongst real-life soldiers.  We spent about $35.00 at the gift shop and $40.00 for lunch.  Truly an inspirational and inexpensive day.    


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