Last week I went on a 27 hour whirlwind trip to New York with a couple of gals I teach with. (4+ hours each way on the bus). We saw the new version of Porgy and Bess on Broadway which was fantastic!! -- Any Audra MacDonald fans out there? It was so emotional, I
couple of times....am much more apt to do this at a movie than a play!
Here's the website for the play, if you want to take a peek.http://www.porgyandbessonbroadway.com/i ... 4Aod5C9iXw
Also went to the New York Public Library to see the Shelley's Ghost exhibit, featuring manuscripts, letters, momentos, etc from Percy and Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and others in their "circle." Many of these things had never been seen outside of the Bodleian Library in Oxford! While some were a bit strange (a tiny fragment of Percy Shelley's skull
), I was over the moon getting to see "in the flesh" pages from Frankenstein!! Some of you know that I love this novel and am teaching a course on it this fall (along with filmed adapatations, etc.) Of course I had to buy a bauble at the gift shop
Also got to have dinner with my old friend Bill along wth his boyfriend Bob, a real treat. If my friend ever sends me her photos of the trip, I'll post some.
Here's some info about the exhibit, for those who may be interested:http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/ ... rlife-poethttp://exhibitions.nypl.org/biblion/out ... leys-ghost
On Friday Allison and I are going with her parents to CAlifornia. First we'll spend a few days in Yosemite National Park and then the rest of the time in San Francisco. It's her parents 60th wedding anniversary, so we decided to take them along. Allison has a conference for a few days--maybe this means I'll be doing the wine country tour without her
Not sure what I want to see or see again there (we went for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary in 1996, as they met and were married across the bay in Oakland); am thinking about Alcatraz Island
I definitely want to get me a nice Crab Louis salad.
Anyway, I'll definitely get some pics of this trip. Soooo lucky to be going. Then back home for a few weeks before visiting my folks in Texas.
Do you have any summer travel plans?