Thursday, March 5, 2015

National Museum of the Marine Corps - III

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Need a food break...
Lunch at Tun Tavern which is conveniently located inside the museum! Nick and I had fish and chips and the boys had a Philly Cheesesteak. The only thing that would have made this better would be to serve the beer in the old timey steins...If you are reading this Tun Tavern you have some for sale in the gift shop ;)
A model of the original Tun Tavern which is the "birthplace" of the Marine Corps. It is located in Philadelphia. Sadly it is no longer there but there is a plaque marking the location. We have been there, very hard to locate actually. I'll have to find my pictures....Alrighty then, now that we are refueled we can continue on with our tour...more tomorrow :)

Linking with Signs, Signs & Good Fences many signs and "fences" can you find?

For more info on the Marine Corps Museum, visit their website HERE

AND.....can you please vote for me! Voting ends tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

National Museum of the Marine Corps - II

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Nick still remembers this bus ride 20+ years ago...
All the exhibits are so life like
Don't worry, lasers, not bullets ;)
Braden with his high score!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

National Museum of the Marine Corps - I

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I showed you Belleau Wood yesterday but that went out of order so today I'll take you back to the beginning (I jumped ahead yesterday for murals' sake ha!)
There's our exit...
There it is, up ahead!! Kind of like seeing the Matterhorn pop out when you are heading to Disneyland!
A gung-ho Marine right there
Does the shape of the building remind you of anything?
If you said "Why yes, it reminds me of the flag raising on Iwo Jima" you would be correct...the spire was modeled after that very famous flag raising...
Follow us, we'll show you around inside this week!
The National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Highway . Triangle . VA . 22172
Visit their website HERE

Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday Murals - Belleau Wood

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The National Museum of the Marine Corps
The National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Highway . Triangle . VA . 22172

The Battle of Belleau Wood exhibit

On Friday afternoon Nick decided for us all to get up early Saturday morning and go see the Marine Corps Museum. He's been wanting to see it badly for some time now. Wow, it is really an incredible museum! We spent about 5 or 6 hours and still didn't get a chance to see it all...we'll make another trip up, maybe in the spring.

Visit the museum's website HERE and CLICK HERE for more on the battle and a virtual tour of the exhibit.

Linking with Monday Murals

Friday, February 27, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 34 - This Week In Photos

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Spotted this cute snowman in Cloverdale while picking the boys up from school this week...

Now for some Willy Nilly pics that happened this week:

This sweet boy turned 4 on the 22nd...Happy Birthday Ozzy!!

Waiting for the train to go by...

Ozzy was in the backseat but noticed this cute dog ahead...watched as they turned onto the freeway...

Had to take my vehicle in for service this week...

Another few inches of snow arrived Wed night/Thurs morning...enough for the schools to call a snow day!

Now it is your turn! Post 5 randoms, link up and visit others! Have fun and have a great weekend!!

While you are here, will you please take a moment to vote for me?!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Signs, Signs & A Good Fence @ The Neighbors This Morning

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Somewhere downtown Raleigh...hope you are not feeling under the weather! Linking with Signs, Signs

Woke up to this scene this morning:
...a little peek over into the neighbor's yard...just a couple of inches...on top of that big snow from last week! Linking with Good Fences

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Dog Walking or Dognapping?

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Pearisburg...some of you might recognize the location with the plaque on the wall from my post HERE

More snow on the way for us tonight. They are calling for 2-4 inches but say it could be more ha...I say bring it! Although I have to take my vehicle in to be serviced shortly. Hope I will have it back before the snow starts!

Sorry I've been scarce...I WILL visit!!