Day 1335

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Alice and I woke up around 7.  It felt wonderful sleeping in!  I took a shower and Alice made some scrumptious waffles with strawberries before we drove to Target for paper supplies for Austin, kitchen supplies for Alice, and Mason jars for me.  After Target, we went to Civic Center where they have a great Farmers Market.  We need to go there every weekend because the prices are so fantastic, from $1-2.50/lb for most things. We bought $40 worth of fresh produce, eggs, sweet tasting fruit, then put our bags in the car and headed to the Asian Art Museum for their Emperor's Treasures exhibition with treasures from the Taipei National Museum.

Waiting in line outside the Asian Art Museum

The famous Meat-Shaped Stone

We saw some amazing porcelain works, the famous Meat-Shaped Stone, which looked so real; it's an odd but fascinating little treasure.  The Asian Art Museum is a magnificent museum with lots of activities for kids, a great café (we went at 11:10 and had pork belly and Khan curry vegetables, coffee, tea and pastry…by noon, the place was packed.  We checked out the second and third floor, but by the time we reached the top Alice’s back was hurting, so after three hours at the museum we called it a day. We left at 1 and drove back home, listening to the last minute or so of the Raiders-Saints game.  It was very exciting.  The Raiders came back and won the game with a late TD and two-point conversion.  Very cool.  I can’t remember the last time the Raiders won a game they were destined to lose.  The Seahawks played Miami in the afternoon and struggled.  They also came from behind to win on a late 4th quarter TD.

It's hard to believe it's been 15 years since 9/11.  It doesn't feel that long ago when the towers came down.  On my iPhone, I'm reading

I then went to the library and checked out an interesting book on China.

We had a nice dinner and watched more videos on Singapore and Hong Kong.  A very enjoyable day!

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