Monday, June 6, 2011

Our Weekend


What a superfun weekend.

The Chick will write about this, too, no doubt, but I thought I would mention what we did because it was so fun!

This weekend, we had the opportunity to go to Chautauqua Institute to hang out.  It was a really cool thing that the Chick (plus one, which was me!!) was invited to.  A blogger Symposium.  And, while she was in programs and learning things, I was able to walk around and take some pictures.  That was delightful!

In case you don't know about Chautauqua Institute, you really should check out their website.  If you live close enough to go there, it is well worth a trip to see a lecture or a concert or to just walk around the grounds.  It is one of those places in the U.S. where you can actually FEEL history, if you know what I mean.

Like, there is a park we often go to when we visit Chautauqua called Grant Park.  So, when the Chick was in a learny seminar thingie, I went for a walk and happened to stand on a little round piece of concrete, like a platform sort of, in the park.  Later on a tour, we learned it is called Grant Park because....ULYSSES S. GRANT came to Chautauqua and stood there to speak when he was the President of the United States.  I was like, WOW.

Lots of other famous people have been there, too, including Thomas Edison, Teddy Roosevelt, a few other U.S. Presidents, and, as our tour guide put it, President Wannabes.

Of course, President Blueberry has not ventured there.  The place might explode with that kind of Celebrity on the Grounds.

 President Blueberry!

Anyhow, here are some of the pictures I took.  My camera battery died about 12 pictures in (SIGH!!!) but the Chick will post beautiful pics, I'm sure.  Enjoy!

Crusty and Rusty boat thing-a-ma-jig

The Athenaeum Hotel (where we stayed)

A side eye view of the porch on the Athenaeum Hotel

A bridge.  DUH.

A really pretty house.  But then, they are all really pretty.

1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sounds like a wonderful, fun getaway! And President Blueberry? YES, WE CAN!