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Still to Come

January 26, 2010 1 comment

I wrote a little bit about last week’s trip to Dallas here, but planned two more posts, which have yet to be written. And now we’re onto the next trip. It’s been an unusual month. I wish to record the topics I plan to write about. This will help remind me to return to them, as well as creating an obligation on my part to get the posts done. Here’s what’s in store:

1. Nasher Sculpture Center. We went there last Wednesday with our friend Won, for a walk around the garden, lunch, and a quick look around the collection indoors. It’s a part of the Dallas Arts District, which we also walked around, with stops at the Meyerson Symphony Center and the brand new Winspear Opera House. Bonus item: at the Nasher, we ran into a well-known movie actor. Guess who.

2. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. We went here from the Nasher. It’s the old Texas School Book Depository building. Yes, the building where Lee Harvey Oswald worked in the fall of 1963 and from whose sixth-floor southeast corner window Oswald shot Kennedy. An exceptional museum. An eerie experience. A must see.

3. Landing in Washington National Airport. Haven’t flown in there in years. What a view as you come in, which we did late Sunday afternoon, two days ago. Bonus item: missing the turn onto the correct highway and finding ourselves driving upstream along the Potomac on the Virginia side, with more astonishing views but mounting panic as we can’t get off or turn back for the longest time.

4. A short visit to Delaware. That’s where we were heading from DC, and after less than 24 hours, we were off again.

5. Evening in New York. We’re here now. We took the Amtrak Acela up from Wilmington yesterday, arrived in Penn Station a little before 7:00 last night, and had the most wonderful Italian dinner at Paola’s Restaurant, on the corner of Madison and 92nd. (Our hotel sits atop it.) I thought we were back in Italy.

By the time I get around to filling in the details, there may be a lot more to write about, as we will be returning to DC tomorrow night. I’ll be taking care of NSF duties there while Gail gets to go to museums. I’m hoping that once we get home Saturday, we can stay put for a little while.

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