My son stops in for a couple of days…
My son Curt is traveling from California to Texas and stopped in to see me for a couple of days. We went out to dinner at Gordon Biersch Brewery in downtown Tempe. It is a great restaurant overlooking Mill Street.
We also walked around the Mill Street?University Drive area. It was a great place and lots of people out.
Off to see the MIM again…
He hadn’t seen The MIM (Musical Instrument Museum) so I suggested we go there on Tuesday. We spent most of the day walking around this fabulous museum. They have an “Experience Gallery” where you can experience playing the many instruments they have on display. Or should I say trying to play them. HA!! It was a lot of fun. Here are several pics from the Experience Gallery.
While there I found several things that I had not noticed in my prior visit.The first was instruments made out of cans.
and even a brake cylinder. It is amazing the different instruments that people use to make music.
I can’t imagine paying $27.45 for this organ, but back in 1902 that was probably a fortune.
Gourmet meals in the MIM cafeteria…
After touring the museum we were hungry so stopped in their cafeteria for lunch. What a pleasant surprise. The lunch was all gourmet meals. I couldn’t believe it. Someone had commented on my previous post about the delicious meals so I just had to see for myself. What a pleasant surprise. Of course I had to have a Monkey Shine ale to wash it down!
Here is a pic taken in the courtyard of The MIM. This statue moved ever so slightly that you could not even tell if you were looking at it.
Curt also had a good time with Chica and she enjoyed his company.
Rangers game and then off to Texas
Curt is a Texas Ranger fan and went to the game on Wednesday. Then it was off to Texas. It was fun getting together and I really enjoyed seeing him.