The Museum of American History

We had a lazy Saturday morning and finally got our act together and headed out for a while.  We took the metro downtown to Archives and then walked to the newly remodeled Museum of American History, where we spent a couple of hours wandering around the exhibits.  It is a remodel of the museum, and there isn’t a whole lot that’s new, but it is one of my favorite museums and I had a good time looking through some of the familiar exhibits in their newly remodeled environment.  (There’s that giant doll house, for instance, which I like for the sheer recursiveness of it:  inside one of the bedrooms is a toy doll house!)  The one thing I miss from the museum (and it was gone long before the remodeling) is the old Civil Engineering exhibit, with diaramas of bridges and tunnels.  That was so cool.  I wonder what happened to it?  It was replaced by America on the Move, which is nice, but I liked the bridges and tunnels better.

On our way home we stopped at the grocery store to do some shopping.  The rest of the evening was spent quietly at home.  It was pretty cold today and it was nice to have a full belly and a warm fireplace to relax next to.

Saturday evening I went to the gym.  First, I went with Kelly, early (6 PM-ish) thinking it wouldn’t be crowded, but it was and my elliptical machines were occupied.  I went back later, around 8 PM and it was much less crowded.  I got in a 45 minute cardio workout.  I’ve been watching episodes of Battlestar Galactica while I do these cardio workouts because they make the time seem to pass by faster.  I watch them on my iPhone.  About 30 minutes into the workout, the phone rang, and so I spoke to strausmouse  while I continued to workout.  I was pleased with the workout because it meant that I got in all three full cardio workouts this week.

Got through some more of The Best of the Best this evening.  Kelly read through the February issue of PARENTING magazine (and thanks again to he11o_sunshine  and stubiebrother  for that!)