Where did June go? I mean really, I feel like the summer is already flying by and I’m just trying to pack in as much fun as I can before Avery starts school! I just realized that the 4th of July is this coming Saturday! And, of course we don’t have any plans (sad trombone) I wanted to make sure we did something this week to celebrate the history of our country! Since we (shockingly!) had a free day this past weekend, we headed to Fall River to visit Battleship Cove. Battleship Cove is a home to the largest collection of preserved US Navy ships in the world. The fleet includes five National Historic Landmarks: Battleship USS Massachusetts, Destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Submarine USS Lionfish, and PT Boats 617 and 796 and the German ship, Hiddensee, . Inside the ships are exhibits and artifacts including my favorite; “Women Protecting US” a tribute to the service of women in wartime highlighting their contributions in science, math, medicine, engineering, and technology during WWII.
4th of July Style
The shirt is a size XS and was a bit big on Avery so I put a white cami underneath. Her shorts are a size 12m (She is 36inches tall and 28lbs) We had such a nice day learning about our history and what life was like aboard these vessels. Avery learned that there was a lot of hard work involved…We enjoyed lunch at Al Mac’s Galley, on board the USS Massachusetts and had fun shopping the gift shop.
While much of the history was lost on her, I think Avery enjoyed seeing the ships, as well as the exhibits inside. The ships are not great for kids who wander or run off, as everything is original, and not constructed for the safety of toddlers. But as long as you supervise, hold hands, and help them down and up the very steep ladders and stairs, they’ll be fine!
Ten cute rats have disguised themselves as members of the ship’s crew, and have snuck aboard! We found 6, Can you find all of them? Avery’s Stars & Stripes outfit may be my new favorite summer style. I just love how she looks cool and comfortable and red, white and blue is one of my favorite color combinations, year round!
What are your kids wearing for the 4th of July?
Do you live in or plan to visit New England? Check out Battleship Cove! http://www.battleshipcove.org
5 Water Street
Fall River, MA 02721-1540
7 days/week: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMFall/Winter Hours
7 days/week 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Seniors & AAA – $15.00
Children aged 6-12 – $10.50
Children under 6 FREE
Active military with ID – $8.50
US Military Veterans with ID – $15.00 Active military in uniform FREE
For more patriotic and red, white and blue style posts, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
- Patriotic Eyeshadow by The Socialite’s Closet
- Casual Patriotic Outfit by Day by Day in Our World
- 6 Awesome Style & Beauty Products Made in the USA by Pretty Opinionated
- Easy 4th of July Nail Designs by Mom on the Side
- Star Studded Fashion by How Was Your Day?
- Michael Kors Teen Fashion Accessories by My Kids Guide