We slept in Saturday morning, had a light breakfast and headed down to the Detroit Institute of Arts. The last time we went a few years ago the exhibits were all squeezed into a few small galleries but now the renovation is done. Wow! What a great day! Since the museum is so nearby, we didn't feel the need to push through and see every little item since we can go back any time. We just wandered from room to room, talking about the art or just standing quietly by ourselves taking it in. For me there is another bonus, I'm as enthralled by the architecture of the museum as I am the exhibits! We spent about three hours walking around, took a break half-way through to stop in the courtyard for a cold drink. Had one moment of revealing our lack of culture as we caught one anothers eye in the modern art gallery and got the giggles. You see, there was this shelf with three soup pots and three basket balls and a lengthy explanation about the bleak excess of the society of the blah blah blah. So the Mr. threw his keys on a bench and started this monologue about one key pointing away from him and the remote start button being facing down signifying that no matter what he tries he cannot start his car...Well, it seemed funny to me. But other than that, we acted like grown-ups.
After the DIA we headed in the opposite direction from home to find a restaurant that we'd never been to before. Stopped at an Italian restaurant called Pasquale's, shared a deep dish and a salad and headed home around 6:00.I made some chocolate chip cookies, we put in a DVD of The Practice season 7 and wrapped up a wonderful day trip in front of our fireplace with cookies & a blanket.
As the Michigan winter starts to withdraw making room for sunshine and clear skies, we are definitely going to make day trips a part of our weekends. Life is too short to go no farther than Kroger's on the weekend. Even if that does mean you have to grocery shop on Monday night.