Monday, June 20, 2005

Father's Day Activities

Afternoon everyone! Hope your Sunday went well. We spent a fun filled afternoon in DC visiting the Air & Space Museum to see the IMAX Spacestation 3D. We also walked across the street to peek inside the new Museum of the American Indian, which has the Best cafe menu of all the Smithsonian museums. Quahog chowder, wild salmon- yummy! We of course, did not find this out until we'd eated at A & S. McDonald's & Boston Market. Figures.

I want to return to the Indian museum soon. We toured the modernist exhibition which has beautiful landscapes done in driftwood collages (check exhibits link on above button) & amazing sculptures. There is quite a bit of pottery & beadwork in the third floor hall. The cases are beautiful- dulled chrome & glass. Nicely lit. Touch screen computers in front of each case allow you to see details- learn how the item was made, materials & provenance. There are also lit drawers in which you can see more items. We were only there for an hour or so, we missed alot.

Didn't hang out long in A & S. We've already been there three times in the last 18 months or so. The IMAX was amazing. I forgot about motion sickness though. My stomach heaved a time or two while watching. Luckily we didn't see the Fighter Pilot movie! I'd've yakked for sure! I sat beside a tall, distinguished Australian gent. In town on business. Asked about good local restaurants. I hope he has a good visit.

Topped it all off with Chinese food at our favorite local restaurant. We've eated there since their son was a freshman in high school & was learning to wait tables. Hubby had spicy chicken & hot peppers, I had orange chicken, son & daughter had lo mein & oldest had sesame chicken. YUMMY!! And to think- last year hubby almost went to Afghanistan. We've had much to be grateful for.


Bookwormom said...

Sorry for the grammatical typos. Too rushed.

Tara Marie said...

We loved the museums in DC, and can't wait to go back.