Tuesday, June 17, 2014

National Museum of American History - H Family Sightseeing Part 23

This last weekend was Father's Day weekend. Just so happens my own father came to visit as well. We did lots, last baseball games for the big boys all weekend, out to eat a few times, Arlington National Cemetery, and the National Museum of American History.

We parked at the Reagan Building and from there it was an easy walk around the corner to the museum. We actually had a quick lunch when we were down in the food court of the Reagan Building as well. Be prepared to have your car searched when you pull in, and then also go through security when you come back. All the employees were very nice and even told Greg and my dad, Happy Father's Day!

The museum was easy to get around even with kids, lots to see even with kids, lots of bathrooms (always good), and even had a couple of cafes and gift shops. There's so much to see, I'm sure in our few hours there we only quickly skimmed the surface of it all! We focused mainly on the Transportation and Americans at War sections.

Here are some pictures of our little morning outing to the museum...


Cheese


Brothers!


All the men in my life!




John Bull train


An original "firetruck"



 
Someone was goofy


Inside an old Chicago El car






Apparently he ran into someone he knew!


Titanic Life vest









WWII "Trigger Finger" mittens








 


These last picture is cool because for them to be up there,
my dad was down on all fours so they could stand on him!
What a grandpa!
Another exhibit we saw was the Star Spangled Banner. However, photography is not allowed due to how fragile the flag is now. It was very neat to see it (it's HUGE!) after just having recently visited Fort McHenry!


 "It's much easier to become a father than to be one."
~Kent Nerburn, Letters to My Son: Reflections on Becoming a Man, 1994

2 comments:

Jeri Slater said...

Great to know that I can use your Dad as a step-stool if ever needed. hee-hee Great pictures of everyone and what a wonderful Fathers Day trip.

Jeri Slater said...

Great to know that I can use your Dad as a step-stool if ever needed. hee-hee Great pictures of everyone and what a wonderful Fathers Day trip.