Yes, it was a good idea! Asenath and I visited the Barnes Foundation Museum in Philadelphia on Saturday. Walking around looking at artwork for about 2 hours made us both hungry, lol. The museum has a collection of the world’s most important impressionist, post-impressionist, and modern paintings, including works by Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, and Picasso. Displayed alongside them are African masks, native American jewelry, Greek antiquities, and decorative metalwork.
Around 1:30 pm we had lunch at the Barnes Foundation’s Garden Restaurant. Asenath ordered the HOUSE MADE FALAFEL and I had the SEARED SALMON, no drinks. Our lunch totaled $56+tip. Here are photos of our delicious meals...
After lunch we went to check out the current exhibition of Isaac Julien: Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die), an immersive film installation exploring the relationship between Dr. Albert C. Barnes and famed philosopher and cultural critic Alain Locke.
Here is a video clip of the exhibition...
What were you up to this weekend? I took my car for an oil change, came back and got a flat tire, lol. Besides that, I spent some good moments with my valentine, Asenath. We danced in the kitchen to our favorite songs while making dinner.
Fried jerk sea bass with rice and peas
How did you celebrate your holidays this year? We were home for the holidays, playing games, eating and watching movies. I would like to thank you for stopping by and reading my posts this year and hope you continue to do so. This year has been challenging for all of us and your support and thoughtful comments means so much to me and my family. Here are some of my favorite holiday moments...
Spinach Parmesan Stuffed Salmon with garlic sour cream mashed potatoes and shrimp herb stuffing 😋
Asenath's BUTTERY POUND CAKE
I think he's an opera singer?, a heart attack? ..,he's dead..? lol 😂
We went to Virginia beach last week for a little adventure and to celebrate Asenath's birthday. AJ and Ailah didn't go with us, they're both in college studying hard, I think, lol. Here are our favorite moments...
Sunnyside Café and Restaurant. Start off your visit to Virginia Beach with breakfast at Sunnyside Café and Restaurant, a cozy café about a 2 minute drive from the hotel. Excellent menu and service, with amazing coffee. I ordered their veggie omelet with home fries and Asenath had a pecan waffle.
King Neptune. After tropical storm Sally we ventured out to the boardwalk to check out the King Neptune statue. King Neptune is a large bronze statue sculpted by Paul DiPasquale - completed in 2005. A figure of Neptune design, 24/34 feet tall with a 12 foot tall rock base surrounded by various fish, dolphins, lobster, and octopuses.
Virginia Aquarium. Where to hang on a rainy day? The Aquarium, about a 5 minute drive from our hotel. An experience we will never forget - animal habitats, interactive exhibits, education stations and shopping.
A morning walk along the Boardwalk.
Rhythm Bar & Grill. An unexpected treat to our visit, Rhythm Bar & Grill, 1424 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA. I ordered a side of jerk chicken and coleslaw, the meat literally fell off the bone. I couldn't eat all of it, but trust me, I tried.
Have you been told lately that you're not romantic? Well I've been told that by someone. At first I was like, where is she getting this from?, I'm romantic, LOL. Over the past few months being on lockdown and as the quarantine lifts, I've definitely put aside things that are everything to my relationship with my wife. Although we see each other more due to corona, you don't think about the impact.
I'm not sure who came up with the idea, but we drove to Burlington, New Jersey and took a walk through town towards the river. As we approached the river she started to smile, it was an infectious smile because I was smiling too. We walked along the river-walkway and talked about nothing, took pictures and enjoyed the sunset. It felt good.
I'm not the one to give advice on how to keep that romance in a marriage or relationship, so it would be great to hear your thoughts below.