Monday, August 21, 2006

Weekend Recap

The exhibit was brilliant & amazing as expected. Thank the Lord the crowds were light & there weren't any lines. The depth of color isn't conveyed in books & prints at all. Unless you see them in person, you really haven't seen how truly masterful these paintings are. I bought little postcard copies of some of the prints- totally different color tones & saturation levels. The details- embroidery stitches, individual hairs, fabric texture, fur hairs, etc. only seen in person. Totally awe inspiring. Not to mention the fact that the ladies were uh..curvy & lush & feminine. As opposed to stick like & boyish as Husband observed.

Didn't go to the history fair thingie. We walked quite a lot more than we expected Saturday. Our buddy told us the Metro stop was only 15 minutes away from the condo. WRONG. Try at least 45. Then, afterwards. Needed to stop by the grocer- it's only a couple of blocks away. Ok. Only a couple of extra blocks. No biggie. Try an extra mile in the opposite direction. OMG. My feet hurt so bad. Naturally I had taken the buddy's word for it & worn shoes that are comfortable enough to wander around in a little- but not comfy enough for say, oh- 6 miles. Easy. And that's a guesstimate.

So yeah- if you go up to town & plan to walk at all- bring your comfiest walking shoes. Do not ever take your buddy's word that things are much closer than in fact they actually are. Jeez- my feet still hurt. I can't imagine how bad I'd feel if I'd not already been exercising with the kids.


Jenster said...

I'm jealous! Not about the sore feet part. But about the exhibit.

We saw "Masters of the Renaissance" at the Pyramid in Memphis a few years ago and it was superb.

Glad you had a good time. :o)


Jenster said...

One more thing. I've finally decided to blog myself. Not sure what I'll blog about, but I'm going to give it a whirl. Here's my addy:

Bookwormom said...

I'll add you to my blogroll, Jen! Glad you're starting a blog- you'll be a hit I know.