Bryan F. Irrera (bfirrera) wrote,
Bryan F. Irrera

Long, tiring, but EXTREMELY enjoyable day yesterday!

After getting up, getting ourselved showered/dressed and heading to the hospital for his bandage change...

Paul and I drove to Philadelphia to go to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see the Frida Kahlo exhibit. Well, we get to the museum and there's this free parking lot in the back that I usually use (remember, though, that I usually would go on a weekday, probably in the middle of winter and this was a SATURDAY on a GORGEOUS SPRING DAY)...the lot was full, though mostly from people playing in the surrounding park (Fairmount Park)...we drove up to the other (pay) lot only to discover that it was full. Upon exiting the area, I ended up taking a wrong turn and ended up on the Schyulkill (sp?)Expressway...and couldn't get to an exit until we'd passed the zoo. After turning around and returning to the museum (which took about an hour or so with traffic), we found a space across the street inside the park (but it was a little bit of a walk for a sunny day...I was a bit parched by the time we made it didn't help that Paul had limited energy considering he still had open wounds in his abdomen post-surgery).

We picked up our tickets at the "Will Call" booth (I'd purchased them on Wednesday) and headed over to where the exhibit started. The museum might want to look into how Walt Disney World does its Fastpass system, since it still took about a half-hour to get into the show (with timed tickets in hand).

The exhibit was lovely, though short (at least it was shorter than the VAST Dali exhibit we saw a few years ago). I do like that nowadays the tours automatically include the audio to go with it. This does make the exhibit come alive and not just be a series of paintings. Boy, very emotional stuff...

After the museum, we headed back to Jersey and over to Cherry Hill. We ate at Cheeburger Cheeburger (I had a peanut butter and jelly milkshake, a 1/3 lb burger with pepper jack/cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, bacon, mayo and roasted red peppers, Paul had a 1/2 pound burger with provolone, ketchup and A-1 steak sauce. We split an order of the Fries/Onion Rings).

After lunch, we headed to the supermarket (Wegmans), got our haul for the week (including radicchio, balsamic vinegar and mangoes for a recipe I found in my complimentary subscription to Bon Appetit): mango-radicchio caprese with basil vinaigrette, which we hope to make on Tuesday night with Kris and Heather.

Once we got home, we both just web-surfed a little bit (though Paul also worked on his comic strip, The New Adventures of Queen Victoria) then we both turned in early.

Today's agenda: Paul just picked up some gasoline (for our mower) and a new longer garden hose. I'm about to finally put some clothes on and we're going to work on the lawn. I'll mow the front today and Paul is going to lay down some fresh grass seed (what vegetation serves as our lawn, so far, is still mostly just weeds). Tonight, we'll be watching the new episode of Doctor Who (which aired last night in the UK) with Kris, Heather, Jarvis and R.J. (and possibly starting the original season again on DVD now that Paul picked that up on Amazon, since Kris and Heather never saw the episodes from the first season).
Tags: friends/jarvis, friends/kris_and_heather, friends/r.j., museums/philadelphia_museum_of_art

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