Weekends

We had a full weekend, I'm only just home barely an hour but I wanted to write this post.  We left yesterday morning to visit our daughter and son in law in Newark Delaware to celebrate our daughter's birthday.  The weather was spectacular!  Blue skies and warmish air with NO jacket.  Yikes!  This was weather that was due to all of us.

We went to Wilmington to walk the river walk.  We had a little bit of a hiccup with the gps and navigating there but eventually with human help (store clerk), we found a place to park and walk.




We had dinner out and then some frozen treats.  Everyone had a great time!

We stayed in Newark for the evening so that we could drive to Brooklyn early in the morning for The Brooklyn Museum for their special exhibit Bowie Is.  My husband is a huge fan of David Bowie and being married 30 years has me quite knowledgeable about his music.  I adored his 80's hits since I was a teen/young adult.



The exhibit was more than I expected it would be.  The displays were artistic like him and the museum used mixed media with TVs and sound tracks fading in and out with the blue tooth head sets.  It was cool.  Sadly photography was not allowed.  So I have a few pre-game photos.  Also, I have to admit my photography skills in a museum aren't that great with an Iphone.

My favorite items displayed were Bowie's handwritten lyrics and notes, sketches of album designs or stage sets.  And then the costumes all on display looking fabulous.



Driving in and out of Brooklyn and parking the car was not much fun.  The stress was high!  Maybe my husband and I took turns yelling at the GPS as well.  

I love living in a small town without traffic.


How was your weekend?

Comments

  1. Sounds like a lovely weekend....other than the traffic.

    My weekend has been lovely with Mass yesterday, after which was dinner with dear friends. Today hi by left for Las Vegas visit his mom and I taught RCIA. I have been watching chic flicks and knitting dishcloth this afternoon. Lovely
    time for sure.

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  2. Fun to see and hear about David Bowie!!! I love your photos. We have a friend staying over tonight. I adore her. She is a high school buddy and her mom is in a nearby nursing home . I made her a great dinner I must say. My own Chicken marsala which she devoured! It was fun to cook while she sat and drank red wine and chatted it up with me. I love her.

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  3. Glad you could do BOTH things this weekend. Happy birthday to your daughter.

    We did a day trip to Princeton. It was a fabulous weekend. I think maybe spring is here to stay for awhile.

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  4. Sounds like a great weekend ! Mine was good too, we still had warm and sunny weather here. Yesterday I went to see my brother and his family ( who live in the same city ), we went to the park and before that, my 6 year old niece had me do a little scouting expedition. She had drawn some arrows on the street and got me to do some small assignments, such as standing on one leg with my arms spread out. It was so much fun, especially seeing her enthusiasm !

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  5. We had some blue skies which always makes the weekend lovely. Your trip sounds very fun, except for the navigating issues!

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  6. Wow, it sounds like a marvelous weekend! I do love the River Walk. And the Brooklyn Museum always has such good exhibits. I hope the rest of your week goes well.

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  7. A little knitting, a little sewing, a lot of pain for Kidney Rock.

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  8. That sounds like a good and busy weekend! I'm glad you had such nice weather and could fit all of it in. Wilmington looks a lot different than it did years ago; I might have to head to the River Walk and take a look myself!

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  9. Sounds like you had a great weekend. So glad you were able to spend time with your daughter And see the Bowie exhibit! Hope you were able to fit a little knitting time in too.

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  10. Would you believe that our daughter and son-in-law live in Newark Delaware and that she works in Wilmington? This world gets smaller and smaller all the time. :-)

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  11. Karen, your daughter looks so much like you! ; ) Beautiful! What a great weekend you had. I can't believe you were in my old stomping grounds - I love the Brooklyn Museum and didn't live very far from it the year we lived in Windsor Terrace. As for getting in and out of Brooklyn, yes, it's a nightmare! I visited Mary on Friday and it took me three hours to get home. Ugh! Have a lovely week! xx

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  12. Happy belated birthday to your daughter! This kind of road trips are my favorite, it is a little break in routine, which is so refreshing! I had a great weekend filled with work and some relax time - my friend threw a girls party and we had the most delicious chocolate brownie!!

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  13. The river walk in Wilmington looks lovely and time with your daughter is so nice. We puttered around home this weekend. I ran some errands on Saturday and then made up a mac and cheese and vegetable casserole. Church and coffee on Sunday, then a walk and some knitting. The simple but wonderful life for sure.

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  14. Sounds like a fun weekend! Ours was great, too. We enjoyed 2 nice days on the OR Coast with lots of sunshine and low tide, too.

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  15. Sounds like a great weekend... except for the traffic stress! Ha! I love when something is "more than I expect"! The River Walk would be awesome, too. We had the grand-girls this weekend. After we got them home Sunday, Evan and I both needed a nap! Ha! blessings ~ tanna

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  16. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Gerard id a great fan of David Bowie so would have loved the exhibition.

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  17. I'm always annoyed when I visit towns with more traffic than my small town also - it's so easy to get frustrated or lost.
    Looks like a fullfilling weekend - that David Bowie exhibit is definitely worth a trip!

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  18. Sounds like such a wonderful outing.. Happy Birthday to your daughter. I used to live close to Newark once upon a time. Anytime I have to drive into the city it is a nerve wracking situation.
    Glad you guys got to check out the exhibition.

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  19. Wow - that was like TWO weekends in one! ...and truly something for EVERYone!

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  20. Fun tote bags! Bowie rocks. What a great time you had. Your daughter's gorgeous.

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  21. what a cool weekend jaunt!!! Those tote bags alone were worth the trip!!!! Happy birthday, Rachel!!!! So glad she's close enough for you to be able to pop in with birthday wishes!

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