Monday, June 18, 2012
. . . .and Children of All Ages
Fortunately, the Navy was prepared to entertain families while they waited.
I suppose I dated myself by asking if they were Swift Boats, but actually I wasn't too far off.
These vessels are part of the Coastal Riverine Force, which provides protection of waterways around maritime facilities, ports, and harbors in hostile territory. This particular boat's most recent itinerary included Iraq. (Not my idea of a pleasure cruise.)
These two boys couldn't be more curious or thrilled at the opportunity to look into the powerful scope and learn how it operated. I couldn't help but get nostalgic thinking how much mine would have loved this experience when they were that age.
But after sharing the picture with my 25-year old, I got a surprise.
We haven't been told how many people descended upon Baltimore for the various Sailabration activities. What we do know is that the stadium lots were at capacity for much of the weekend as folks parked here to shuttle to downtown, Fort McHenry, or South Locust Point.
We also know that we were able to contribute to the hands-on experience that delighted children of all ages by hosting the US Navy Coastal Riverine Force here on the complex.