And here's what it looks like. Or part of it anyway. It's pretty impressively large. We (or at least I) had hoped to get to at least one other museum, particularly since we'd been to the Met before, but no such luck. We took a lot more pictures than I'm showing (no flash, of course).
You might recognize this painting by Monet (my favorite Impressionist).
And this is a recognizable pointillist painting; I think this is the one from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
I was quite impressed by this helmet; it was made from one piece of metal.
And these are -- if you can believe this -- nose clips. If you think modern women suffer for fashion, think again!
This was my favorite item all day -- it's a modern sculpture made by someone who studied under the masters in Venice and Murano. Go figure I'd pick out the glass thing, huh? But man, I wish I could do this. I told Robert I was going to have to go apprentice now -- see ya in ten years or so! Bummer having to apprentice in Venice, huh?
That's it for the museum pics. The rest of the pics are our friends we hung out with while we were there.
This first guy is Ted, who we know from World of Warcraft (yes, we met him on the interweb). He works too much but appears to be sane otherwise. Here you see him in his natural habitat: working when he should be playing.
And this is me with Ted when we were out to dinner. He was giving the waiter a really hard time. We were telling him to lay off, and then the waiter started giving him a hard time in return. We loved that waiter.
Ted HATES having his picture taken, which is why there are no smiles, but he's just so cute you could pinch his cheek, isn't he?
These are our friends Laura and Kyle (between me on the right and my hubby Robert on the left). I've actually known Laura since I was about 12. Laura and Kyle live in Manhattan but are making noises about moving somewhere more sane. I'm voting Austin, which means I better start finding them a house...
And this is my friend Michelle who we stayed with. She gets the honored "saved the best for last" spot. We somehow never got a pic of her handsome and debonair hubby Mike with her on this trip, so I settled for this. Shell and I have been friends for probably 15 years or so. She's a keeper, and another one I wish didn't live quite so far away -- although it was awesome to have a place to stay. Thanks, Shell and Mike!