Just returned from a week-long stint on the east coast, first to DC for a family Christmas, and then up to NYC for a brief visit to see some shows. We had a great time seeing my family and visiting the National Gallery of Art and the Hirshhorn museum with our friends, Maggie and Tim (and delicious pizza and wine too!). We survived hosting Christmas Dinner for 18 people- thank god that’s over- and seeing a Russian theater troupe put on Romeo and Juliet without words. Both were excellent- the beef tenderloin turned out perfect, as did the only slightly goth interpretation of R&J.
Our trip to NYC was mostly uneventful on the megabus- stayed at a cute little hotel in Chelsea and I got to view the de Kooning exhibit a second time. The crowds were insane, though, I wouldn’t go up there at that time again. Also went to the Met and saw many of their wonders there.