As seen in the below post I dragged us to the Museum of Science and Industry specifically to see the Harry Potter Exhibit.  But they were sold out until after 6:30 PM which was the same time as our Alinea reservations and therefore out of the question.

So I got my HP fix taking pictures next to the Weasley’s Flying Ford Anglia, located in the main hall.

Denied.  After taking a nice long stroll in 90+ degree weather we were turned away from the Met for bringing glass into the museum (a wine bottle from the farmer’s market – though if they dug deeper they would have found several other glass jars of jam as well).  So we joined the throngs of other people relaxing on the steps to decide what to do next (and to pout for a picture, of course).

Get ready for picture overload

I am currently going through all my pictures from 2008 to find the perfect ones to put in my Christmas letter.  I found a bunch of pictures I liked but that aren’t going to make it into the letter, so I decided to post them here.  Please note, this is once again proof of my horrible case of ADD as I need to to a lot of things before I can leave on my trip tomorrow and none of them include uploading my 2008 pics to my blog!

*By the way, at work I write A LOT of memos (funny – I thought I became an accountant because I was better at math than writing…) and our documentation includes words such as “please note” so I am very disturbed to realize that this is now how I write outside of work.

On our cruise from / to Bermuda this past October we saw some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

But sometimes I’d get bored of taking a picture of just the sunrise / sunset and find something else to take a picture of…

Mod 22B represents at Anne’s Wedding in Woodinville, WA this past September.

Welcome to Germany!

This had to make it on to my blog. The best cheesesteak in the world – no, this is NOT an exaggeration. Pat’s in Philadelphia, I want to go back just to eat there again.

Riding the Sky Bike at the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia. It’s a bike at the top of the museum on a tight rope that is balanced so that you can’t fall off… though they have lots of safety nets below in case something goes wrong…

Very confused over a street that’s named “13 1/2” in DC.