|Merry Xmas. I think just about every local rink in my neck o' the woods has one of these this year. Another missed merch. opportunity for your old diarist.|
Yesterday afternoon diaristwoman and I went down to the National Gallery of Art to gawk at impressionists. Although my lab is closed by the fed gov shutdown, the NGA and other national museums in DC are open through the 2nd of January. Although they have enough funding to finish out the calendar year, operations are questionable beyond that.
NB: if you are planning to take advantage of this unexpected opening in the face of the partial shutdown, recall that all of the fed government funded museums in DC are always closed on the 1st of January in observance of New Year's Day.
Afterwards as we walked to Paul's for a bowl of soup and a sandwich, we passed by the sculpture garden fountain. In winter the fountain is transformed into a small and at times very crowded ice rink.
|It was a pleasantly warm, for December, day with little wind. The ice was quite crowded before the Zamboni came out for a much needed ice cut.|