December 6th, 2010


Poem for Monday, Wilmington and Brandywine Sights

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I have been in Delaware and Pennsylvania's Brandywine Valley all day with my family and dementordelta seeing ships and art and flowers and having a generally fabulous time! We started at the Kalmar Nyckel's winter berth on the Christina River, then had lunch at the Brandywine River Museum and visited the annual train show, ornament critter sale, and exhibits. Then we went to Longwood Gardens, where we walked around the nearly deserted outdoor gardens while it was still light out before going to the conservatory to see the holiday flower displays. We had dinner in the cafe there -- lots of vegetarian options including terrific chili and mac & cheese -- and toured the lit trees outdoors before going back to the ballroom for a klezmer concert by the Chopped Liver River Band.

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We were listening to the Ravens-Steelers game as we drove past the stadium in Baltimore...unfortunately Pittsburgh is going to win, but I can't even complain that the Redskins blew it earlier since I want the Giants to win that division, and I don't understand why the Terps are disappointed to be playing in the Military Bowl -- they'll raise money for the USO and have home field advantage at RFK.