Just sitting here in Virginia watching the Redskins. I should be heading back home, but I want to see Jason Campbell in action (missed him last week.) Unfortunately, I think Nick Novak is getting more play time.
This is my fourth time up here in eight weeks. Dad's recovery is a miracle...marked improvement every time I see him. We went to the new Marine Corps Museum yesterday. Awesome building, pretty good exhibits. I didn't have enough time to linger, but my two complaints are, 1) wayfinding and time management info is not good in the main gallery, I was confused, and 2) too much reliance on the flat text/image combination in places. Otherwise, pretty good and I can't wait to go back. (Another Chadbourne exhibit, btw.)
Oh, and they've got the original 2nd Iwo Jima flag on display. Wow.
Most interesting was the tabletop model of the runway at the MC base at Chu Lai, Viet Nam. My dad crewed planes on that very runway, so he pointed out what was right and what was wrong about the model. Cool. That's the meaning-making museums should strive for (and you won't get with those flat text/image combinations.) Anyhow, that visit and the AK-47 article in the Post this morning has caused him to run on with his old Corps stories about weapons he used. Amazingly, some of them I haven't heard before.
To: Mom & Dad
From: #1 Son
Jeez, people... Get a room, will ya'?