Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hall of Flame Museum

Wow, summer is in full swing here in the Valley of the Sun. I don't know about y'all, but here in Phoenix we don't do much outdoors unless it involves a pool or water somehow during the summer months. So we are always looking for fun things to do that will engage the kids and eat up a good portion of the day! Enter the Hall of Flame Firefighting Museum in Phoenix.

I knew about the Hall of Flame from 8 years ago when I got married. My dad had contacted them to see if he could rent a firetruck for us to drive away from our wedding on. For some reason though, we never went to the museum just to experience it until my inlaws came to town a couple of weeks ago.

It is truly amazing to see the history of what firefighter started out with and what they currently have to fight fire. Some of the trucks (wagons) had really intricate engravings on the wheels and some of the other apparatus that goes along with the trucks.

We spent a couple of hours going through the 4 warehouses that house the firefighting museum. We actually even saw one of the firefighters who drove the engine we drove away on at our wedding 8 years ago! That was pretty cool! Sean was in his element since he was a firefighter for years back in Iowa. He loves anything to do with firefighting. That same love of all things firefighting has been passed down to my daughter as well.

A vision of things to come, maybe?


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