Wednesday, October 15, 2008

You Know It's Time to Go When Your College Students are All in the Children's Playroom

After visiting Quarry Bank Mill we headed towards Liverpool. On the way we stopped in a little city called Port Sunlight to visit the Lady Lever Gallery (yes, Lever as in soap, their family collected a lot of artwork). The gallery was beautiful, but it was not very big and the professors had given us 2 1/2 hours to wander the gallery. Needless to say we were done way before it was time to go . . . me especially. I tried to drag out the time, looking at pictures longer than I usually would, but the gallery was so cold and I didn't last more than 45 minutes.

We had been told that the gift shop was a cool one, so, in the hope of somewhere a little warmer Emilee and I wandered downstairs to look at the gift shop. But the gift shop held little sway compared to . . . the children's playroom. There were already a couple girls sitting at the little table and chairs coloring pictures and just behind them . . . were dress ups!
Emilee and I quickly put the dresses on, as best we could. Just then our religion professor, Dr. Wimmer walked in and we convinced Sister Wimmer to dress up with us while Dr. Wimmer took our picture.
I was pretty excited that I fit into this little boy jacket and pants, well ok, they are a little short but still. I may have to find myself a real leather jacket!
Hillary and I re-enacting one of the most famous pictures from the gallery, we should definately become professional models.

This was the scene by the end . . . a bunch of college girls in the children's playroom coloring pictures and dressing up. I think it's time to go.

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