Really I do. You see things you’d never see otherwise. You learn stuff while just looking at neat things. It doesn’t even have to be a modern interactive type of museum. To give you a perspective on how much I love museums – Once I had a day to burn in Boston. I wasn’t far from the Boston Museum of Fine Art. So my plan was to spend the day there, grab lunch there then walk back to the hotel. Well I’d finished the Ancient Egyptians, then took in the Impressionists (my top two things I wanted to see before lunch) when they were announcing that they were closing. Yes CLOSING. It was almost 10pm. Time had flown and I was just getting started! I took a cab back not sure about walking the blocks in the dark and had room service for dinner getting my order in just before they closed at 11pm! THAT’S how much I love museums. Let me add that my husband is the same way.
Thus when we found ourselves with most of a day to burn at Aaron’s graduation from basic at Fort Leonard Wood (remember the nickname is Fort Lost In The Woods because it is so far from anything) and learned there were museums on base… guess where we went. Yep we went museum-ing again closing the place down. There are three under one roof – Military Police Museum, Chemical Corp Museum, and Army Corp of Engineers Museum. Across the street is a collection of buildings preserved from the World War II era of the base. Much like my tale of the Boston Museum we closed down the three under one roof and didn’t get to see the WWII one.
You know I took my camera and here’s a few shots from the Museums. As always you can click on the images to go to Flickr see their new layout, more stuff from the trip, as well as larger versions of the images themselves.
Until next time!