Night at the Museum

This past weekend, CPT America and Pepper stayed overnight in the Boston Museum of Science. It was a Girl Scout event, and CPT America was one of only three men in attendance. Meanwhile, Pepper was among the 600 teen and pre-teen girls there. It was quite an evening for them both. The girls were up until midnight, looking at the exhibits, attending demonstrations, watching IMAX films, and even going on rides.


When it was time to bed down for the night. Pepper’s troop was assigned to the taxidermy wing. They weren’t thrilled. No one wanted to sleep by the dead animals.

CPT America wasn’t so easily bothered, though. He would have liked to have bunked in the Colby Trophy Room.


It contains treasures collected by the late Col. Francis Colby – a big game hunter, adventurer, and one of the museum’s earliest benefactors.

Sadly, no one is allowed past the doorway, so CPT America had to content himself with a corner in the taxidermy wing.


If anyone deserved to sleep in the Colby Trophy Room, though, it was CPT America, who gave up the bulk of his weekend to make this trip possible for Pepper. He’s currently on my hero list. And, to show my gratitude, I plan to order him this shirt (just as soon as it’s back in stock).


From the dining room table, waiting for the dishwasher to finish so I can load the next round of dishes into it…I procrastinated today,

Mrs. Smythe



6 Comments on “Night at the Museum

    • I thought it was pretty clever, myself. 🙂

  1. Pepper is a fortunate girl indeed to have such a devoted dad.

  2. No need to worry about the t-shirt-the troop had already planned on picking it up for him. He is currently our hero too! 🙂

    • You guys are so great to think of him! You’re a hero, too, for making the time and effort to run a Girl Scout troop. Thanks for all you do, Penny!