Tuesday, February 24, 2015


The DCEC met today for a wonderful outing. We met at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art to see "Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue." The remarkable exhibit featured works from the collections of the African Museum and Camillle O. and William H. Cosby Jr.

After two hours of marveling at all of the incredible works, we hiked over to The Source for a delicious lunch in a striking environment.

                         Synthia and Jodi


        Christine and Her French Grandson Arthur 

Synthia's Lunch

                               Jodi's Lunch

Arthur's Lunch (Burger hidden in the wrapped napkin)

                 Christine's Vegetarian Sushi

RIDDLE OF THE DAY: How many people does it take to make an Uber reservation?

 One, two, or three? No!

 Four? Yes!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Out to Lunch

We, of course, had to take Arthur to our very favorite Italian restaurant, Assaggi Osteria.

Friday, February 20, 2015

A Special Visitor from Paris

Arthur arrives at Dulles Airport - a very happy grandmother!

                   A very happy grandfather!

Fun in the snow

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Only the Dead

 Our Sons of Norway Reading Circle met to discuss the second book in the Minnesota Trilogy, Only the Dead. We had a lively discussion and then enjoyed delicious refreshments at the home of Lynn, a faithful charter member of the Circle.

                                          Standing: Joel, Christine, Denise, Tim, Barbara
                                                               Sitting: Lynn and Marie

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

NGA Outing

I met my friend Mary at the National Gallery of Art and we visited the wonderful El Greco exhibit. We then went to the Employee Dinning Room on the 7th floor of the East Building - delicious food and a marvelous view of the Mall.

We, of course, had to order a collection of mousses for dessert!

NMWA with Ginny

Ginny and I met at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. We heard an excellent Lunchtime Gallery Talk about the "Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea" exhibit. It is a very impressive exhibit - many outstanding paintings and sculptures including a Botticelli, a Caravaggio, and several works by Orsola Maddalena Caccia and Elisabetta Sirani.

We then had a very nice lunch in the new Mezzanine Cafe'.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Art from Africa and America

I met George at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art to see the exhibit of the Cosby Collection. It was remarkable! I was not able to see the entire exhibit because it was so large. I will return at the end of this month.

            George on the second level of the museum

 Christine near the entrance to the Cosby collection

After an hour and a half of enjoying the exhibit, we walked over to the Bistro d'Oc for lunch. We were joined by George's very interesting friends, George, his wife Debbie, and their friend Mary. This is a wonderful French restaurant across the street from Ford's Theater.

My absolutely delicious Goat Cheese on Toasts with Thin String Beans and Lettuces

George's Salmon and Vegetables

Debbie, Chris, and George

George and Mary