Chihuly, DeYoung Museum, California Academy of Sciences, Duke, and McCain’s Hand

Life has been hectic around here lately. Right after we got back from Iowa I made a trip to San Francisco for a girls weekend with a couple of friends. Among other things we saw the Dale Chihuly exhibit at the DeYoung Museum.

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I enjoyed the Chihuly show and also really enjoyed going up in the new observation tour at the DeYoung. Here is a picture of the view from the tour. The building in the front is the new California Academy of Sciences which opens in a little over a month. Their website is cool. I can't wait to visit the new academy when it opens.
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The day after I got back from San Francisco  McCain was in Sparks (right next to Reno) for a Town Hall meeting. Duke and I went to see him. I continue to be impressed by his honesty and competence but he sure doesn't create enthusiasm. One guy McCain called on said "When I vote for you I won't be voting for you I will be voting against Obama because I don't believe you are a conservative. Tell me why you think you are a conservative." I thought McCain gave a pretty good answer but I don't think he convinced the guy who asked the question. After the meeting was over Duke went down front and got to shake McCain's hand. He got stopped on the way down and was told by a secret service agent to take his hands out of his pockets.

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The day after the McCain visit my sister came to spend a few days with us and visit Dad. My Daughter and her family came for one night and my niece also stayed with us for a few days. It was all a lot of fun and and My Birthday was in there too.

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

6 thoughts on “Chihuly, DeYoung Museum, California Academy of Sciences, Duke, and McCain’s Hand”

  1. Great Leapin’ Lizard’s, that is a cool site. (Poor bug). I was at the Howard Street location a year or so ago, and couldn’t escape the feeling that their best stuff was in the basement waiting for the new place to open. It’s going to be a good one.
    BTW, the next time you see your friend John, could you ask him to drop by during off-hours some time? Some of us working stiffs would like to meet him too.

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  2. Chihuly does amazing things with glass. I had the good fortune to be able to shoot his exhibit “Glass In The Garden” at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and it was one of the most amazing exhibits I’ve seen. His forms at once alien and wonderfully organic, they were the ornament for a beautiful garden.
    You can see some of the images I shot at
    http://www.erinwhitson.com/photoj001.html
    🙂
    Erin Whitson
    “Worth far more than just 1000 words…”

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  3. Chihuly does amazing things with glass. I had the good fortune to be able to shoot his exhibit “Glass In The Garden” at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and it was one of the most amazing exhibits I’ve seen. His forms at once alien and wonderfully organic, they were the ornament for a beautiful garden.
    You can see some of the images I shot at
    http://www.erinwhitson.com/photoj001.html
    🙂
    Erin Whitson
    “Worth far more than just 1000 words…”

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  4. Rahul:::
    The glass at the glass auction is awesome, my guess is it will be very pricey. I put in a bid for $50 for the Chihuly but his stuff sells in the thousands

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