Recently Lamar and I had the honor of being invited to visit the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, obviously an opportunity we couldn’t turn down. It was a truly eye opening experience and I wanted to share it with all of you. Our day at Camp Pendleton began with a lovely two hour breakfast where we got to meet everyone and just hang out. They told us all about what they do on a day-to-day basis, and then we got to experience it first-hand!
After breakfast, they took us to see this giant tank that can go straight from water to land — basically it can be underwater like a submarine, but then drive out of the water onto land without even stopping. It was SO cool. They gave us a ride in it which was so much fun, and then… the hard stuff started LOL. Lamar and I ran their obstacle courses with them (which they do EVERY day), and I was pretty much dying by the end LOL. We were all racing each other and we each had to carry a person while we sprinted half a mile to get ammo, and then sprint back carrying the ammo. It was CRAZY! After that, Lamar learned some Martial Arts moves but I opted to sit that one out, as I couldn’t handle any more physical activity LOL. It was so cool to see how much these people give up for our country and how hard they work. Lamar is a professional athlete and he struggled with the obstacle course, and they do that every single day. BEYOND impressive.
All in all, it was a very intense experience, as well as incredibly educational. Lamar and I both learned so much and we were unbelievably honored to be invited! We are so grateful to the troops and their families for selflessly devoting their lives to protect our country!
Click through the gallery to see pics from our visit. What a day!