One of my must sees for this trip was an exhibit at the American History Museum:
I immediately texted a picture to my mother:
Me: Julia Childs had nothin’ on Joyce!!!
Mom: Isn’t the turquoise something! That exhibit is so fun to see.
Me: Well… it’s certainly no avocado or harvest gold.
Now, I couldn’t help but think while watching some of the clips from her cooking show that someone should make a movie about her life. I mean… honestly, why hasn’t that happened yet. OMG, you know who would be PERFECT to play that role, right?
That was for you, Jan. (Well, mostly for me… but I knew you’d love it)
And, while we’re on a Jan kick. I realize that I’m not exactly singing with them like you have requested in the past, but this is the best and the closest I could manage.
Get it little Muppets!!!
The museum is also home to a fabulous collection of presidential and first lady ephemera, including inaugural gowns.
Michelle Obama And… for those of you foaming at the mouth, I’ve also included Nancy Reagan
Yeah, those are okay I guess. However, the BEST gown they had on display was a couple of floors up.
This is for you, Jeremy!!!!
The other exhibit I would have been remiss to miss is Stephen Colbert’s portrait, once on display in the National Portrait Gallery (next to the restrooms) and now a part of the permanent collection of the American History Museum. But seriously… I wasn’t going to get out of this town without seeing it.
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Portrait Accepted - Brent Glass|
And, finally, a picture of something many of you who read my blog with any consistency will feel I have lost:
“In 1884, the marble industry was born in Ohio when the first mass-produced marbles were made—creating a toy that many children could afford.”
Artist: Michael Giacchino/ Album: Ratatouille