I was beyond blown away when two of our would-be 'fillers' ended up being practically all morning excursions.
The Los Angeles Maritime Museum
|The display on the left reminds me of Men of Honor.|
Maybe there's a future of ships, instead of garbage trucks, in the little man's future...?
The Lomita Railroad Museum
Our second unexpected and pleasant surprise came in the form of locomotives.
While the museum itself was pretty small, it contained a plethora of info on all things trains.
Obviously, Marcus and his best friend weren't too concerned with the train displays. They were pretty content playing with each other at the train table as well as checking out the real, big trains.
The engine (pictured below) was massive. There were signs indicating that no touching was allowed. With a million knobs and curious three-year olds, yeah. right.
The kids might have loved the train-tracks-to-nowhere the most, though. I have no idea how many times they ran up and down the tracks, but it was enough to make me tired just watching them.
Growing up I was kind of obsessed with The Boxcar Children books (anyone else read and love those books?). So, it came as no shock to me that I found the boxcar to easily be my favorite. Even though we couldn't go into it I thought it was the coolest of them all.
I anticipated we'd be in and out of the railroad museum in 30 minutes. Nope. An hour and a half later we were finally packing up and moving on to more summer fun.
Our Summer Bucket List is moving right along. I was worried we might not be able to complete everything I conjured up. But, at the rate we are going we just might get them all in before M² arrives!