August 18, 2009
Sunday afternoon, we met up with the adorable Benjy and Mikey (and of course their parents) for a picnic in Princeton. That sculpture is Henry Moore's Oval with Points, but Princeton student lore has it that from a specific vantage point it looks like Richard Nixon's profile. I definitely remember walking around it freshman year trying to find the right angle... with limited success.
Our other weekend adventure was going on the Duck Tour of Philadelphia, in one of those amphibious vehicles constructed for WWII and now repurposed for tourists. They do a mix of historical tidbits (did you know that Race street got that name because they used to have horse races down it? did you know that the cobblestones paving the streets downtown were used as ballast for empty cargo ships and then thrown overboard when the ships were taking on goods?) and get-psyched arena-style music with duck noisemaker accompaniment. It was a wonderful, cheesy, funny, and loud good time - highly recommended for something to do with the kiddos.