Thursday, October 24, 2013

The DCDC Celebrates Two Big 7-0s at BB & P

Celebrating the Big 7-0 at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington has become a tradition! The DCDC met to honor Jodi and Mary as they enter an exciting new decade. The conversation was stimulating and amusing as usual, centered on - of course - politics and travel.


Jodi and Synthia

 Chris and Mary

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Preview at the Folger

Kate and I had brunch at the Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar on the Hill.

Kate had a Florentine omelette. 

I had delicious Brioche French Toast with maple syrup.

We then walked around the corner to the Folger Shakespeare Library.

We saw an entertaining performance of "Romeo and Juliet."

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Crossing Off Number 2 on my Bucket List

Visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown was #2 on my Bucket List. I have now crossed it off!!

My sister engineered the whole thing! I took the train to Philly where she met me and drove the five hours to Cooperstown. What a thrill!

We got right into the spirit of the town immediately upon checking in at our hotel. This flag made of baseball bats was proudly displayed on a lobby wall. The next morning we headed for the Hall of Fame and were there the minute it opened. We certainly didn't want to waste any time!

Kate and Chris in front of the National Baseball Hall of Fame

What a thrill! I will narrow down the highlights of the Hall to a few.

 The Great Babe Ruth

 The Number 42 shirt of the great Jackie Robinson

 My very favorite Yankee Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto

My current very favorite Yankee (tied with Andy Pettitte)

 The Great Mickey Mantle's locker with his Number 7 shirt

Another Great Yankee, Mariano Rivera (also Number 42)

One of Phil Rizzuto's gloves

One of Phil Rizzuto's batting helmets

A Photo of Phil

Pointing to Phil's plaque in the Hall of Fame

Close-up of Phil's plaque

The 1950 World Champion Yankees

 Caps of Joe Torre (left) and Andy Pettitte (right)

 Derek Jeter's Shirt

C.C. Sabathia's Size 15 shoes

We also did some exploring in Cooperstown. 

We visited the Fenimore Museum. 

 Museum Entrance

 Lightning Bolt


 Horse mask

 Kate with marigolds

We visited the Fly Creek Cider Mill. You should taste their fudge! Out of this world!

We had a delicious picnic lunch with Cayuga Lake white wine, local apples, cheese, crackers, and chocolates. And genuine apple cider. Delightful!

Thanks to everyone for a great time!!!!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Vincent's Repetitions

George and I braved a torrential downpour and went to the Phillips Collection for a members-only preview of the new exhibit "Van Gogh's Repetitions."

Van Gogh did not copy his paintings but he often repeated them. This exhibit pairs up many of his repetitions. It is a very interesting exhibit and one to be visited over and over again. It will be here until the end of January.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Definitely Denver!

What a fantastic mini-reunion we had in Denver! Here are some photos from this memorable event.

 Kathy was the local Hostess with the Mostest!

 Kathy found us charming Velma's Cottage.
Left to right: Kathy, Nancy, Kirky, Kay

Inside Velma's Cottage: Kay, Kathy, Chris sitting; Kirky standing

We went to the Denver Public Library to see the Quilt Show. 
Our favorite: "Bruce's Kitty Friends"

We visited the splendid Denver Botanical Gardens.

We dined at Le Central, a wonderful restaurant advertised as an  "affordable French restaurant." Kay chose creme brulee' for her dessert.

Nancy chose Iles Flottantes (Floating Island)

 Kay made an orange-and-blue creation at the Denver Art Museum.

 Nancy too becomes creative at the museum.

 High Tea at the Brown Palace Hotel: 
Scones with Devonshire cream, finger sandwiches, tea pastries, and chocolate truffles

 High Tea
 Kirky and Kathy S. standing; Chris, Kay, Kathy H., Nancy sitting

 Eating in: Kay, Nancy, Kirky, and Kathy

Yes, we did enjoy our home cooking! Note Kirky's broad smile.

 Enjoying lunch at Udi's: Nancy, Kathy, Kay, Chris, and Kirky

Nancy, Kirky, and Kay on the balcony of Bob and Kathy's apartment
(Denver skyline in the background but mountains are not visible unfortunately)

Next reunion? 2015 in the Nation's Capital (or perhaps Rome?)