Monday, August 25, 2014

DCEC and Wyeth

DCEC (the DC Explorers Club, formerly known as the DC Democratic Diners Club) met to view the wonderful Andrew Wyeth exhibit at the National Gallery. The focus was on his works in which he painted scenes with windows. We all liked it very much.

Afterwards we walked across the street to the cafe in the Sculpture Garden. We ate outside in the shade. I had a delicious cheddar and apple sandwich on a baguette.

It was a gorgeous day and the company was terrific, as usual. As Synthia said, however, we never seem to allow enough time for conversation!

                                                  Ginny, Synthia, Mary, Christine, and Jodi

After lunch we returned to the NGA and saw the Degas-Cassatt exhibit. For me it was my fourth visit but I enjoyed it all the same. I found the Wyeth exhibit more compelling, however, and definitely want to return to see it again.

Friday, August 22, 2014


Dona took me to one of my very favorite restaurants to celebrate my birthday. We went to Carrol's Creek in Annapolis. It was a gorgeous day and a happy time.

I always order the risotto. It is the best risotto I have ever eaten and this includes risotto I have eaten in Milan. It is out of this world and cooked in an acorn squash. It is always a very generous portion -really enough for two hardy meals!

Dona ordered pasta with seafood.

We shared a heavenly dessert - key lime souffle. It was delicious - covered with chips of white chocolate.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


I met Ginny at the Women's Museum and then we went over to Cafe Mozart for lunch. We talked about La Bella Italia and enjoyed our Austrian food!

 Ginny with her lunch



My potato pancakes

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Visit from Arthur and Paul

Our French grandsons came for a visit and here are some photos from their visit.