The first really great motorcycle riding weekend of the year and we got to take advantage of it! It was a bit cool when we started, something just under 50F. But, Saturday, a little before noon, the sun was out, the temperature was rising, the sky was blue and the motorcycle was calling.
I threw on my chaps, Debbie put on her electric jacket liner and we were ready for a motorcycle ride to the US Marine Corp Museum. We had not been there before but had seen its structure many, many time. Anyone who travels north or south on Interstate 95 in the Washington, DC metro area has seen the spire of the museum rising above the tree line.
We rode out, going the long way to avoid the DC highway system, and a couple hours later we were pulling the motorcycle into the parking lot of the museum. The building itself is quite imposing, it was built to give an artistic representation to the Marines rising the flag on Iwo Jima.
It is quite amazing when you walk into the atrium of the building. Hanging from the ceiling are multiple Marine Corp aircraft from WWII as well as a Harrier jump jet. The museum itself is well laid out walking you through the founding of the Corp at Tun Tavern through their current deployments in the Middle East.
If you are in the area of Quantico, VA riding your motorcycle or in your car, you should stop a check out this free museum. It would be worth your time to learn a little more about one part of the American armed services.