Sunday, January 4, 2009

Marine Corps Museum

One of the really cool thing about living in the DC area is all the museums and other things to see and do. We had been talking about heading down to the Marine Corps Museum for the last couple of years, but for one reason or another just never made it. So today we headed down I95 to the museum and then to go furniture shopping for the living room (don't ask).

The Marine Corps Museum is very well done and tells the great story of the Marine Corps. The other two service related museums I highly recommend are the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL and my favorite, the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, NC.
The picture above is from the Tarawa exhibit. I did a black and white version of this picture and it looks almost real.
This exhibit is in the main lobby of the museum.
This marine is talking to the crew of an M4 Sherman Tank.
Here is another marine fighting his way on to Tarawa.
Finally, we have a this marine engaging Japanese aircraft on Guadalcanal.
After our trip to the museum we made it Haverty's to look for some new furniture for the living room. We have been re-doing the house for the past year. Last winter, it was new windows, this past summer we had the entire house painted, in November we came into the 21st century with a flat screen HD television, and now it is time for new living room furniture. Tomorrow is back to work. I hope that everyone had a great Holiday Season and are ready to return to the grind.

1 comment:

Rainmaker said...

Wow, impressive. I've always seen it from the highway (that is it, right?) - but have never gone in. Sounds like a good pairing in the future though given it's proximity to Ikea!