Happy 40th Anniversary!
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Today is our 40th Wedding Anniversary. How have the years flown by so quickly? Why isn't my daughter still a little girl? Actually, I like the age I am right now ... I'd like it even better if gravity hadn't gotten such a strong hold on my bod!!!
We spent much of the day visiting two of Oklahoma City's finest attractions: the deeply touching Oklahoma City National Memorial and the Museum of Art. We had also planned to visit the Myriad Gardens/Crystal Bridge, but Jag was feeling a headache coming on while at the art museum. We had not eaten anything since breakfast - with diabetes he should eat somewhat often.
The National Memorial, on the site of the Murrah Federal Building, is really an extremely emotional experience.
From the National Memorial, we drove a short distance to the wonderful Oklahoma City Museum of Art. They have an amazing collection of glass art by Dale Chihuly and a temporary exhibit of Roman art from the Louvre in Paris. It was also Family Day, so the building was filled with children getting their faces painted, getting to wear costumes from Roman times (although I saw only one), wearing "laurel wreaths" on their heads and making an incredible amount of noise. It was wonderful! The Roman exhibit was fascinating. Two of the sculptures, both of Caesar Augustus, were familiar to me from photographs I have seen. The busts and full sized statures are incredibly life-like.
The Chihuly exhibit was fabulous. As one enters the Museum, there stands the tallest glass creation Chihuly has ever done: 55 feet high, over three stories. Sunlight makes it glow and all the colors make for great fun. We could photograph the amazing glass works of art. One of the museum guards warned us that we were not allowed to use flash photography. He overheard me ask Jag if we could change the setting on the digital camera so as to enable us to photograph in the dark hall.
We returned to our motel to relax and (for me) get extremely vexed by the shenanigans of this computer. It is so slow and it jumps all over the place. You can be typing something and, all of a sudden, the letters are appearing where they should not be. Grrr!
We went to a restaurant called Cimmaron Steak House for, what else?, steak. The service was very good, the restaurant had a lot of character and the prices were reasonable. The big problem we had was with the green beans. They came right out of a can, then were drenched with salt. Inedible.
All in all, we had a really marvelous 40th anniversary. I never expected Jag to present me with a greeting card, but he did! It was a complete surprise. That is one of the most romantic things he has ever done.
We leave for Little Rock, Arkansas, tomorrow. That means an early start, which means early to bed. Nighty night.