Recently I was digging around online for educational things to do with my monsters. I think we have all been suffering from a bit of cabin fever since Remy was born. My internet search led me to the Navy Seal Museum website. This place has been on my radar for about a year. As I was perusing their site, I noticed that on the Saturday coming up (at the time, not now) there was going to be a question and answer special event with the war dogs. I knew my kids would find that incredibly interesting.
This event was incredible. It FAR exceeded my expectations. My husband and kids LOVED it. I'm not sure how often this is available, but it is absolutely worth it. You must arrive early, it fills up quickly.
We got to the museum at opening (10am). I had to turn in my backpack diaper bag, so do NOT bring a backpack. They will make you take it back to your car. I think they only kept mine inside for me because it was full of diapers and wipes. Do yourself a favor, repack only the baby essentials in an over the shoulder bag for your museum time.
Unfortunately that is the kind of world we live in.
At first the monsters were a little apprehensive about touching anything. And I can't blame them. I was too honestly. But they got into it.
No, that is not a real gun. It is a training weapon though. It weighs the same as the real thing. Riley was shocked by the weight of it. But, as you can see, he thought it was cool. His real favorite was the one his Daddy used when he was in the Army.
Yes, that is a real Black Hawk. Yes, it was really used in military matters. There is a plaque that explains the history of this beast. It was awesome (as in, I was in awe) to stand next to it, in front of it, in it, under those props.
These two need to work on their upper body strength.
That's as far as we got in the museum... maybe a 1/4th of the whole place.
The question and answer part of the dog show was cool. That part took place indoors, and it lasted for around 45 minutes (I think). When it was time to head outside to watch the dogs run the obstacle course, the baby woke up. So I spent that portion of the event in the lounge feeding the little guy. But Stu snapped pics and Reagan videoed for me.
The video footage, compliments of Reagan and Stu:
Thanks for reading!
Do you have any suggestions of things for us to check out? I'm always on the hunt for local(ish) activities.
We live where most people vacation. Here, you'll find some things we locals enjoy.