Archive for December, 2018

Trinidad, Take Two

Monday, December 10th, 2018

We returned from Philly last Sunday, and Monday morning early I was out the door heading to Trinidad. My routing took me through Houston this time, and I hung out in the lounge there during a long layover – it reminded me of the Guadalajara days.

My trip was interrupted by the National Day of Mourning for President Bush, so I had to jam four days of work into three, but it all worked out. It was a low-key trip, just staying at the hotel for dinner and not venturing out.

I flew all day Saturday to get back home in the late afternoon – in time to go to Adrian’s housewarming party. Sunday, I met my friend Pam B and her cute little girl for brunch, folllowed by our annual outing to the Nutcracker Ballet at the Kennedy Center.

At the Nutcracker

Back to Philly!

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

John in his element at PAX

John and I took the train to Philadelphia early Friday morning for John to attend PAX Unplugged, a huge gaming convention. It was our second time to go and we had a blast! While John was busy playing board games with the thousands of other people there, I hit the museums.

I spent Friday afternoon at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I took two guided tours that were wonderful – one toured a special exhibit of fashion from the late 40s to present day, and the other was of the contemporary art collection. The docents were really wonderful! I loved the museum so much that I went back on Saturday to see a little more of it, then I went to the Perlman Gallery across the street (an annex) and to the Rodin Gallery. It was a rainy day, so a good time to be inside!

The Thinker(s)

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Fashion Exhibit

Earlier this week, we had our good friend and neighbor Michael Grantham from Juarez over for dinner – it was great to see him and catch up!

Union Station, DC

Beautiful Union Station in DC