Meg Joins the Navy

A new member of the Navy Nurse Corps and a proud wife of a Navy corpsman stationed together at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

25 October 2015

Looking to 2050

If you missed Back to the Future Day, well shame on you!  Your nerd status must be called into question.
Sure, we didn't get the totally awesome hoverboards or leashes that walk the dog by themselves, and luckily we didn't have to experience Jaws 19.  We did get video telephone calls though.
Back-to-the-Future-II-Hoverboard
Even if the iconic film's predictions of what we would have by October 21, 2015 didn't exactly pan out as we would all like, it had me reflecting on things we DO have, especially what my generation's grandparents and parents have seen in their lifetimes already... how about not having to crank your car to get it to start? And from records to 8 track tapes to cassettes to VHS to DVD to digital.  Do you remember how much space 20 VHS tapes would take up?  Stores selling CDs will be practically non-existent soon, and then DVDs (RIP Blockbuster).  Although most advances have been purely for human entertainment (TV, video games, e-books, movies), I'm making my predictions (and hopes) for 2050.

The newest wave I hope will continue to be on renewable energy and environmental impact (here comes my tree-hugger side).  I would hope in 2050 that all cars no longer ran on gasoline, either electric or renewable products.  Sure, if cars could fly like the Delorean, that would be awesome.
635578216029089301-826320879_delorean-back-to-the-futureI want to see fields of wine turbines and solar panels on every home.
I want everyone to recycle the basics and all the landfills to be disappearing and using methane gas.
I want to be able to tell my grandchildren, "When I was your age, we had to stop at a GAS STATION to refill our cars and you had to pay for a service called AAA to come pick you up because sometimes you would run out of gas and your car wouldn't work," and have my grandchildren gawk at that.

18 October 2015

Madame Tussaud's DC Wax Museum

This weekend's DC museum trip was to Madame Tussaud's wax museum.  Again, not one of the many free museums that DC has to offer, but one neither of us have done before, and we had a lot of fun!







The museum had a wax figure of every president, plus celebrities and other famous historical figures.  The wax figure of Benjamin Franklin was actually cast by Madame Tussaud herself.

11 October 2015

Halloweening

It is definitely fall in Maryland now and I'm trying to get myself to pack my shorts away still even though fall is my favorite.  Our home has some added decorations this year and these are my favorites.





 I painted these paints this year at Color Me Mine. I had been searching for Halloween plates for a while.

Fresh apples & apple cider everywhere!

06 October 2015

International Spy Museum

It's nice knowing that we have the next 3 years to visit all the museums and monuments in DC, which means I can actually take my time reading everything I want to in the museum and we don't have to cram 3 or 4 sites into one day and be exhausted and cranky at the end.

Our first museum was the International Spy Museum, not part of the Smithsonians, but worth the entrance fee.

 The museum had a big exhibit on James Bond and all the gadgets in the movies compared to real life.  They had some of the cars too!


 Invisible ink and how to find it

Single shot lipstick gun!
  

What Bond display wouldn't be complete without a tribute to the Bond girls?!