As promised

A real post! With photos! Of things!

Okay, so where was I? Right. Day 3/4.

After our fabulous visit to Virginia, a place we were loathe to leave, we went to Maryland (a place we were excited to see). I’ve been many times, but Jennie‘s never gotten a good look at Baltimore, so I thought I’d show her around.

After we arrived at the in-laws’ place, we all went out to Hamden to look at comics and eat at Cafe Hon (which is awesome, and also I might have to go to HonFest some time soon). Then we had a leisurely evening and left, pizza in hand, to pick up the husband from the airport. I brought him pie. He was pleased (Cafe Hon’s pie is really quite excellent).

The next day, we’d planned to go sightseeing, so we went to lunch with the entire family, including brother-in law of husband (married to his sister) at a local diner, one of the family favorites. Following that, we drove into the city to go to the American Visionary Art Museum, which is always excellent. This time around, the exhibits were on the theme of religious experience, and they have hundreds of Post Secret postcards displayed around the building. They’ve also installed this sculpture:

And we introduced Jennie to the little “treehouse” out in the courtyard:


The wedding was that evening, so I bought a Guatemalan good luck statue, some bridal tissues, and some grow-your-own pink flamingos as a gift at the Uncle Fun in the museum (I seriously cannot get enough of this store – the original one is in Chicago and it’s awesome).

The wedding was lovely, and in a castle:

No, seriously. It’s called the Cloisters and it’s partially assembled from pieces of period buildings, shipped over from Europe. And the courtyard is possibly the best part:

And the rest of the festivities were lovely, but not as lovely as the lucky couple:

And then we went home and went to bed. There’s more for the next day, but I’ll get to that later.

(The rest of the photos are on my flickr page)

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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