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!