Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sugar Weekend.

Hey, Bloggy Friends!

How's your weekend been? Ours? Well, ours was just lovely. Thanks for asking. We didn't do much, just took it easy after several weeks of weekend busy-ness.

Saturday we woke up fairly early and decided to get our grocery shopping finished. I do enjoy going to the grocery, but it's nice to get it out of the way before Sunday. Around four o'clock we headed downtown to spend a nice afternoon with Alan's Aunt Jude and Uncle Lou. The day was so nice, so we sat outside in their garden under the Japanese Maple. We drank wine, had some delicious snacks and caught up on our summer happenings. I've spoken before about how much I love spending time with Jude and Lou. They are the nearest thing to family I have in Philadelphia, and I am really thankful to have them here. Good people.

Sunday (today, if you will), we decided to partake in some museum time by visiting the Mutter Museum in downtown Philadelphia. We have been wanting to check it out for some time, especially after my fraternity brother Charlie recommended it so highly. The sign we passed out front explained it all - it was "disturbingly informative." Located in the College of Physicians in Philadelphia, the Mutter museum boasts having the country's largest collection of human skulls. Inside we found cases full of skeletons, baby fetuses and human parts in formaldehyde. As we continued we saw brains, human dissections, and pictures and wax representations of humans who were born with the most bizarre abnormalities. We saw Siamese twins joined at the oddest of places, and even a wax sculpture of a woman who had a horn growing out of her forehead! It was all very disturbing and grossly interesting. I did start to feel a little weird after a while, though - so we had to scoot!

The rest of our afternoon has been filled with music, dinner and pet playtime. It has been a rainy day in Philadelphia, which I have found to be kind of comforting. Sometimes I love a good storm, especially when I don't have to be out in it.

I hope you all had an equally fantastic weekend. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and get yourself geared up for a whole new, fabulous week!

Love you all,


P.S. Below I have attached a short video done by the Travel Channel about the Mutter Museum. It's a little over five minutes, and very fascinating!


Rick Watson said...

Mutter sounds fascinating! I'd love to drop in the next time I'm in Philly. It's really great that you have Jude and Lou there in the city to visit occasionally. It's sort of makes you feel like home when you visit I would think.

The weather here in the Ville has been no humidity, 80s all weekend! Nice!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you got to go! Plus I made it on another blog! LOL! I am glad to hear that things are going great and you are enjoying life! Wednesday is my 30th so I'm looking forward to that! And this fall will be 10 years for Jeff and I! YEAH! I'm enjoying your blogs! I wish you guys would make a road trip down here!

Charlie said...

I finally signed up on here!

TrainingtoTri said...

That's not Charlie R from Harrodsburg that I know, is it :)

That museum sounds very interesting. I have always loved reading books about PT Barnum and his "freaks" to use a horrible term. I would probably enjoy, well maybe enjoy isn't the right word, i would probably appreciate that museum...

Going to the grocery is one of my abfab favorite things to do. I go to several different ones. I'm a freak like that.

Casey said...

Glad you had a nice weekend. Saturday sounds like a great evening.

I'd have to pass on the Mutter Museum though... I'd be too 'weired-out.'

Hope you have a great week!!!

Anonymous said...

Guys ... I live across the street from the ORIGINAL freak show. The Walter Reed Army Hospital Museum. These people invented the severed leg in formaldeyde. Google it. "Walter Reed."

Glad you have this connection to Alan's family.