Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sun Addiction

I have it.  Now that the sun is out more, I am waking up from my dreary winter blahs.  Brrr.

The boys and a friend of ours went to the Nauticus Maritime Museum in Norfolk today.  They have a pirate exhibit there until April that we just had to see. "Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship".  The boys got to see real live pirate booty and cannons and guns.   A really good exhibit.

A bonus exhibit was also there.  "Marking Time - Voyage to Vietnam" showcased graffiti art from the bottom of the soldier's bunks.  I was in total awe of it all.  Drawings and writings from men on their way.
Here's a shot of what the bunk looked like assembled.

I loved that they included this on the bottom bunk and was equally in love with Playboy for being a bit more modest back then - especially with three little boys in tow.

I only wish I had been by myself so that I could really take it all in.  I was really touched by something as simple as this one:

Giggled at this: (I know it isn't politically correct, but it was what it was)

Understood this:

Loved this:

Left me wondering if the ones who left these marks made it back.