Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Winter Solstice

We've had a great time with all the folks here today. John and Randy (Sue's husband) stayed at home with Jean's dog, Spencer. The rest of us went to the Hunter Museum of American Art. Alison and Joe walked on the Walnut Street Bridge, while the rest of us (Sue, Kate, Jean, and I) drove down to the Aquarium. A&J met us there, and we went through both buildings. Of course, this is A's territory. She just loves her underwater stuff. And the Aquarium is a terrific facility, and she wanted to show it off to Joe.

Then I took them out to see the new Gallery, and to visit for a bit with Vicki, and see her new house. We finally got home about 3.

We had a great dinner - filets (John cooked), baked potatoes, green beans, salad. Kate had brought a new word game, Apples to Apples. We played that after supper - a fun game for a bunch of people - easy and full of laughs. Allan's had plane delays (of course) and will be getting here about 2:30 a.m. He finally decided to take the van shuttle from Atlanta.

We've had rain off and on again all Saturday, with a high around midnight about 63 degrees. That's also going to be high for Sunday, as a cold front is coming through, and the temps are expected to fall all day long. It should be feeling much more like wintertime.

Appropriate for the Winter Solstice - the shortest day of the year. This photo is from the Astronomy Picture of the Day, and is of a winter solstice at the megalithic tomb at Newgrange in County Meath, Ireland.

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