Today was spent with my family and other Marine families from the San Jose Marine Reserves. It was my first time so I did not know what to expect......lots of entertainment and fun!
It started off with a small ceremony, then onto the reserves showing off their physical skills; first the "pull up" contests where 3 teams formed a line and did pull up after pull up until they dropped off (phewww, kudos to each one of them as I felt their pain). "Tug of war" was next on the agenda. Team groups competed against each other and at the last couple of tugs of war they added a family member to participate (that was interesting). And the physical entertainment ended with the "Stretcher Run"; that's where you have 4 marines carry the fifth marine on a stretcher and run an obstacle course. That actually was quite hilarious because towards the end of the course the person on the stretcher had fallen off a few times before the 4 carriers could get to the finish line. It was just all in good fun!
Besides grownups having a blast, this was kid friendly event too! Bouncy houses, water balloons, dunk tank, piñatas, misc games, raffle drawings too.
BBQ lunch included the works, all you can eat; chicken, ribs, corn, salads, beans, burgers and cake for dessert!
Wadda great day!