Day Trippers – Part 3

Is everyone here?
Ok then, let’s continue! πŸ˜€

(Remember to double-click photos to enlarge.)


This next item in the Dale Chihuly exhibit, “Through the Looking Glass”, is a spectacular blue “chandelier” that would be fabulous in your entryway . . .

IF you happen to live in a palace, that is!!! πŸ˜‰

It’s absolutely huge. The color is a cool icy blue, which is somehow appropriate because the glass tendrils look frozen.


As we turn the corner, we come upon a whole field of tall violet reeds, displayed amongst large birch logs. It’s quite a powerful sight and yet immediately soothing, wonderfully serene – sort of a mystical marshland!


Gosh Kids, you must be starving by now! Time for lunch. πŸ™‚
The museum has a few dining venues: a formal restaurant, a cafeteria, and a lovely cafe, which is where we’re going. Located near the courtyard, it’s a large, bright, open space with lots of windows – a cheerful little oasis in the midst of the bustle of art fans of all ages.

Whew! We were more ready to sit down than we thought! First, a cold drink. On a warm summer day, I’m a seltzer-with-lemon gal; Sir Beads had the Sam Adams.


Within seconds, our server offered fresh rolls, and generous slices of warm cornbread with butter on the side. So yummy I forgot to snap a photo of them. (C’mon, we were HUNGRY!)

On this particular day, Sir Beads was channeling his caveman roots – all he wanted was a big juicy burger (Men!).

I, on the other hand, πŸ˜‰ wanted to try one of the more creative choices on the menu: “Summer Vegetable Lasagna”.

The presentation is a little work of art, in itself. Don’t you agree?

I quickly jotted down the ingredients so that I could rattle them off for you . . . zucchini, roasted tomatoes, summer squash, herbed ricotta, eggplant, micro arugula, and tomato basil sauce. It was delicious!!!! The waiter had warned me that there were no noodles in this lasagna. As a pasta fan I could have chosen something else, but I also love veggies, and besides, I wanted to try a festive entree! I will definitely attempt to re-create the dish at home – it was that good.


As we dined, we were able to enjoy another one of Chihuly’s pieces . . . His “Lime Green Icicle Tower” was installed right in the restaurant area. It’s enormous. For an idea of size, notice the ants people standing nearby!

Rumor has it that donations to the museum have made it possible for this piece to stay after the show moves on. πŸ™‚


I hope you had fun. Thanks so much for coming along. Shall we do it again some day?

For now, we’d better hop back on the bus and take our seats. Sir Beads will be driving us home . . .

Isn’t that right, Sir Beads?

Sir Beads????????

Ah, there he is! Trying to squeeze in just one more photo . . . πŸ™‚

Til next time,



and Sir Beads, too!


Day Trippers – Part 3 — 9 Comments

  1. great day Crissie. I just got the arts mag our newspaper prints for near by coming exhibits and look forward to reviewing it tonight when I get home. Hopefully there will be an exhibit as exciting as the one you viewed.

    I don’t think any lunch around here would compare with yours. Eggplant has become my new obsession. I absolutely LOVE it.

    Thanks for taking us along with you on the trip. Too bad YOU LEFT ME AT THE MUSEUM!! No more hanky panky with SB!

    But my bus trip home was….welll…you could say…..unique.
    xx, Carol

  2. Thanks for the bus trip and the fun time at the Museum. I’ll have to admit, I’ll take the “Juicy Burger” over the β€œSummer Vegetable Lasagna” or Carol’s Eggplant. Must be in my DNA! Does Samuel Adams make a sweet tea?

  3. Sorry, Carol!
    I thought I checked the gift shop carefully enough to be sure nobody was left behind!!!
    (I’ll bet you were buying a little gift for the grandsons!) πŸ™‚

  4. Hey there, Sir Beads’ Brother! πŸ™‚

    Yep! The beef thing must be in the genes . . .
    (Nice to know that neither you nor Sir Beads were mixed up with other babies at the hospital. Brothers for sure!) πŸ˜€

  5. I enjoyed this trip and the photos are breathtaking. I too would have gone with the burger, not a big veggie fan. I don’t know which photo is my favorite, all of them are so unique and beautiful. Thanks for taking us along.

    I’m looking forward to seeing what you have planned next. Sir Beads and his brother sound like a blast, I’m sure glad I got to tag along. Are you still going to breakfast? I do have good news Scott got a nice raise and we are going to celebrate tonight. In this day in age its great that his new company is doing so well and is actually expanding.

    I miss everyone and I love seeing the comments.

  6. Hi Kelly! πŸ™‚
    Congratulations to Scott on his raise! I’m so happy for you both.
    I remember when he first took that job. It seems not very long ago…. but perhaps it has been a couple of years? How fun that you will celebrate. πŸ™‚

    We ARE still going to breakfast each week! It’s such a treat and we really look forward to it. We’re having fun working our way through the menu – trying one thing one week and another thing the next week.

    Sir Beads actually has TWO brothers! I am hoping that the other brother will test the waters and comment here some day. Sir Beads and both of his brothers have the most wonderful sense of humor.

    Each one lives in a different state so we don’t get to see each other very often, but we keep in touch by phone and email. The last time the three of them were in a room together – tears were streaming down my face from laughing so much. They are funny! I love them dearly. πŸ˜€

  7. That was a great trip! Thanks for including me. πŸ™‚
    Lunch was wonderful, too, right up my alley. I bet it was as delicious as it looked.

    Yay for the raise Kelly! Congrats about that, some good in a sea of bad economic news.

    Loved the comments from Sir Beads’ brother—I hope he stops by often!

  8. Good Morning Allison
    I’m so glad you enjoyed the museum trip and I really appreciate your taking the time to let me know! Comments are what keep me writing. πŸ˜€

    Robert’s big sister is back in school, already? Where did the summer go? I know you are looking forward to cooler weather, though.
    Me too! lol

  9. I totally enjoyed this trip! The icy blue chandelier was my favorite. Love that aquamarine color. Gorgeous art for sure!

    That veggie lasagna looked totally yummy!

    Glad you found Sir Beads, and he did the driving this time so you could sit back with us girls and chat! Thanks Sir Beads!

    Thanks for sharing all of this with us, Crystal. Your trips are always such fun!

    xoxo Paulette πŸ™‚

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