Penny's Passion: Weekending - August 17, 2018

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Weekending - August 17, 2018

This was a quick weekend!  Here's the rewind.

Friday night we had dinner with Ian and Kayla at one of our favorite pizza places - Dewey's.  It's been great having them live closer to us!  Definitely a win in our books!  After dinner, we went back to their house for a glass of wine.  Great evening!

Saturday morning I finished off the second season of The Handmaid's Tale.  Oh June -- you are so brave!!  While I was still trying to absorb the last episode, Eric and I got up and took a long walk at the park.  When our walk was complete, we immediately replaced the calories we burned from the walk with breakfast sandwiches from Panera.  I love those things and we don't get them that often.

Then it was off to work for Eric and myself.  I don't have to work very often on Saturday and when I do, it sure makes for a short weekend!

It was Sunday Funday though!  We got up early and went for another long walk.  I love walking in the morning!  It just makes me feel like I'm starting the day on the right foot.  As soon as we were done with our jaunt, we got ready and headed to the St. Louis Art Museum.  The exhibit Sunken Cities:  Egypt's Lost Worlds has been on display since March and it's packing up and headed out on September 9.

Here's the exhibit summary from the St. Louis Art Museum's website:
In 2018, the Saint Louis Art Museum will be the first North American art museum to tell the epic story of one of the greatest finds in the history of underwater archaeology, a story that revealed two lost cities of ancient Egypt submerged under the Mediterranean Sea for over a thousand years. World-renowned underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio and his team discovered these submerged worlds and uncovered stunning ancient religious, ceremonial, and commercial artifacts, which has led to a greater understanding of life during the age of pharaohs.
More than 200 of these authentic artifacts, including three colossal 16-foot sculptures of a pharaoh, a queen, and a god will be on view. Objects range from the colossal sculptures to precious gold coins and jewelry, bronze vessels, objects inscribed in the ancient Egyptian or Greek languages, and statues from the sunken and forgotten ancient cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus. They will be seen alongside ancient Egyptian artifacts from museums in Cairo and Alexandria, many of which have never been on view in the United States. 
The exhibition is curated by Franck Goddio. The presentation in St. Louis is co-curated by Lisa Çakmak, the associate curator of ancient art.
The pieces on display are a great mix of artifacts borrowed from the Cairo Museum and the ones recovered from the bottom of the sea.  If you're in the area, this exhibit is so interesting - you should try to see it.  Glad we got it in before it was gone!

Check this piece out -- it's the Stele of Thonis-Heracleion.  It was found during the underwater excavations and is thought to have created around 378-362 BC.  It's hard for me to perceive how old this thing is!

Here are some other pieces that you can see in person at the exhibit ~

This fellow is under water for 2000 years!
Looking at all those artifacts made us famished so we walked to the Boathouse for brunch.  While we waited for a table, we enjoyed a cocktail by the lake.  Truly a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

We finished off the day by popping in the outlet malls to check out the sales.  I was hoping to find some cute dresses to pack for our trip to Italy in a few weeks.  I found nothing.  Guess I'll be scouring Amazon this week!

What exciting things did you do this weekend?  Even though it was a short one for us, we fit in some fun stuff.  But that's not to say I'm already looking forward to next weekend!!

Check out what others were up to this weekend.


  1. Looks like a really cool weekend. Very nice.

  2. That does sound like a great weekend! I finished up This Is Us on Saturday morning and we took my oldest son to a car show on Sunday.