~Shawn and Sara
Saturday, August 9, 2014
A couple weeks ago, Shawn made reservations for us to visit Glenstone, a private art museum in Potomac, Maryland. It's free to visit with pre-registration. After clearing the entry gate, there is a short drive through the manicured landscape, dotted with sculptures, the museum and family residence. We were led on a tour through the museum in a small group with one of their curators. They had a fascinating collection on display from Peter Fischli & David Weiss, inclusive of their decades of collaboration, using a number of media. (No photos were permitted inside.) It's well worth your time if you love art and are interested in experiencing new art up close and expertly guided.
Interacting with a Richard Serra sculpture, Sylvester
Smug by Tony Smith
After, Family Meal art from Bryan Voltaggio
Friday, August 8, 2014
After crabs at Cantler's, we stopped back in Annapolis for a walk around the harbor and main street. Of course some ice cream in hand helped, too! It was a lovely evening out, clear and warm, busy with plebes and parents on their weekend visit.
Annapolis Ice Cream Company, our favorite
When you are this close to the Chesapeake Bay it is a shame not to enjoy a crab feast. Continuing with our "Must Do Before We Move" list we took an impromptu dinner outing to Cantler's in Annapolis to get a little crabby!
I always enjoy visiting Wolftrap's main stage for a show (usually Prairie Home Companion). I was unaware of their Theatre in the Woods, a specialty children's theater. Today I joined Kate, Ali, Karin, and the Littles to enjoy a fun concert there in the great outdoors! We finished up the outing with a delightful picnic. What a way to enjoy an August afternoon. I will surely miss these women and their Littles when we move.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
For a special treat this evening we went to the Columbia Room at The Passenger with our dear friends Colin and Karin. This tiny and hidden bar honors the craft and artistry of drink making in a very small setting. We enjoyed their tasting menu and the lovely evening of conversation and celebration with friends
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
I finished my summer school teaching today, so I made a last stop at school to drop off my district badge. I can hardly believe that this day is here. It is the closing of a chapter in my life that has been so enriching and rewarding. I am excited for the adventures to come, but I know how much I will miss this place.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
We are moving ever closer to our moving date later this month. As always, the bittersweet emotions of moving continue to bring both excitement and sadness. Today we are hosting an open house going away gathering to share our love and connections with our dear friends. There are very few pictures of the event, we enjoyed it more than we photographed it. It is so hard to believe that such big changes are coming our way. We are so thankful for the kind and generous support of our friends who could be there in person and those who could not. We have loved our time in Virginia and will miss our dear ones beyond measure.
The Hill Country BBQ is on deck for some lovely nosh