Sunday, January 28, 2007

Toledo Museum of Art

We went to the Toledo Museum of Art today. It is good relief from cabin fever in the winter. I always find something new to be amazed with every time I go. It is easy to get lost in the galleries.

We saw the Glass Pavilion for the first time. It is across Monroe Street. There is an umbrella stand in each building where you can borrow an umbrella to go outside to cross the street. I was a little surprised that they chose to display their glass in this way, because direct sunlight can be bad for glass. They had gray curtains to compensate. Some of the interior rooms were darker. There was a gallery where they had their collection that was not yet set up to exhibit. The pieces weren't all labeled, but it was interesting just the same.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Where Do You Put House Guests When You Have No Furniture?

Grandma Apple and Carolyn drove up the Dixie Highway from Nashville to pay a visit this weekend. They went to a wedding in Ohio yesterday. It's kind of funny hosting house guests when you don't have much furniture. We had fun anyway. They slept on a blow-up mattress and on the couch. We watched a Beach Boys video called the Lost Concert. Carolyn sang along to the songs and even knew the words to songs that we couldn't understand.