We went with my dad to Toledo to visit the National Museum of the Great Lakes. They were also having a boat show on site, so it was packed full of cool stuff. Here are some photos from the day:
The pretty boats in the harbor, with the bridge behind
The little 1-person boats.
Finn, checking things out.
Interactive map of the Great Lakes.
They thought the “water” floor was SO cool.
All those ropes are astounding. How do the sailors know which is which?!?
On board the “pirate ship”.
Bell, labeled 1799. Awesome.
We JUST learned about canons the other day, so this was perfect.
The pirate ship.
Finn loved seeing all the boats!
Steering the ship. He likes to be in control!
I loved all the old captains’ logs.
Lia found a treasure chest!
Playing with the interactive exhibits.
The train, dropping off cargo.
Taking the cargo up the chute.
Stoking the boiler!
Hauling cargo now.
Going on board the big cargo freighter.
Finn wasn’t sure about the fake owl.
Seeing where the sailors lived.
After the museum, Mexican lunch on the river.
My dad and Melanie, who treated us to such a wonderful day!