Arrr Matey! Silvergate Explores Authentic Pirate Treasure at the San Diego Natural History Museum
Fallbrook and San Marcos communities invite residents and guests for an afternoon at Balboa Park
Silvergate Retirement Residence, a locally owned, top-rated retirement community in San Diego County, invited residents and guests to a special afternoon at San Diego’s Balboa Park. The afternoon began with lunch at the popular Prado Restaurant followed by a visit to the new National Geographic exhibit Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship at the San Diego Natural History Museum.
The leisurely three course lunch at the Prado included a choice of three starters – Caesar salad, tortilla soup, and roasted tomato soup – followed by four entrée choices – grilled chicken skewers trio, shrimp chile relleno, grilled portobello mushroom sandwich, and grilled chicken chopped salad. The meal was topped off with a choice of two desserts – sorbet trio and Prado cream cheese flan.
Following lunch, residents and guests were brought to the San Diego Natural History Museum for the Real Pirates exhibit. Real Pirates is a traveling National Geographic exhibit that has been visiting a number of museums around the country. The interactive exhibit features artifacts and tales from the only authenticated pirate shipwreck discovered in U.S. waters. It also provides visitors with a unique look into life during the height of the Caribbean slave trade and the “Golden Age of Piracy”.
“It was such a fascinating exhibit,” stated Silvergate guest Katie Johnson. “We enjoy going to the Silvergate events,” added her friend Iris Tzschuke. “I’ve been going to these events for years because they’re so much fun.”