I have some post birthday snapshots for you today. I call them snapshots because they were quick, shoot from the hip type shots without much thought to composition or camera settings. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.
Above Jeanne shows off her big bowl with all the kids foot and hand prints on it and a wonderful tribute to her. She was thrilled to have it. She is also wearing a special birthday hat that Josh spent hours making for her.
We had the kids over for her birthday dinner celebration. Only downside was that Mark couldn’t join us but he will be here this evening.
Jeanne has wanted me to go to the River Center Museum for years. I have to admit that aside from funerals and weddings visiting a museum is right up there on my top 10 list of things I do not want to do. But as a part of her birthday I took her to visit the Titanic Exhibit at the River Center Museum.
It was amazing. If you have an opportunity to go I strongly encourage you to do so. I’ll tell you just one part of the experience. When you “board” the exhibit you are given a boarding pass that has complete information about one of the passengers and what “class” ticket they had.
It helps in understanding the class distinction and as you progress through the exhibit you also progress through time from departure to the impact and eventual sinking. The artifacts from the Titanic are breathtaking. They have been under water 2.5 miles deep with 6,000 pounds of pressure per square inch, for 40 years. They are encased in humidity / temperature controlled display cases and are as I said just breathtaking to view.
When you reach the end of the exhibit you find out if your person was a survivor or perished. Interestingly the most survivors were crew members, first class ticket holders and the ones who fared the worst was of course the third class ticket holders.
Your boarding pass also give you some information about the person, what they did as a profession and why they were on the ship. My person was a prominent businessman who had just concluded a successful business deal and was traveling back to the states first class. He didn’t survive. 😦
We toured the rest of the Museum as well and I have to admit it is a wonderful place that I will revisit from time to time. 🙂
We had a wonderful lunch on the patio at Tony Romes and watched river traffic go by. Then flowers, a balloon and a wonderful dinner completed her day.
A rare image of Austin. I’ve been neglectful about photographing his progress. He is a happy little guy and rarely cries, usually only when he is hungry. He is very social and Josh has adopted the role of his protector making sure he is properly covered when he is laying down. 🙂
So it was a great day for the Queen. I enjoyed sharing it with her.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.