Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Mint Museum~ Charlotte, NC

Last week I went to visit my son Sean. He lives in North Carolina near Charlotte. One of the highlights of my trip was a visit to the Mint Museum located in the city of Charlotte. There are two Mint Museums in Charlotte. We went to the Mint Museum Uptown, which opened in October of last year.
The Mint Museum Uptown houses the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, as well as collections of American, contemporary, and European art. The museum is housed in a beautiful contemporary building. We had a great time exploring the different exhibits. They have quite an eclectic collection of art. It's not a large museum, by New York standards anyway.  If you find yourself in the Charlotte area, visit the museum. It's worth the trip!









 



























 


Go. . .Visit. . .Explore. . .

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Day of Rememberance





America, the land of the free because of the brave.  .  .

Never forget.  .  .


I'll never forget watching the television reports and seeing the WTC in flames, not knowing what was happening. I remember the horror I felt watching the plane hit the second tower, knowing then that we were under attack. For days after, sitting outside, the eerie silence in the sky only broken by the fighter jets soaring by. I just wanted to gather up my children, hold them close and never let go.  .  .