After spending Thursday walking outside, we decided to hit some of the museums on Friday. Our first stop was the National Museum of the American Indian. Since my heritage is Cherokee and Choctaw and since Michael has always loved reading about the American Indians, we were REALLY excited about this museum.
Unfortunately, it was a bit of a let down. There were some wonderful exhibits but they were mostly about the South and Central American tribes. The only North American group was from Alaska.
We walked across the Mall to the National Museum of Art. We both agreed that we really didn’t want to see a lot of early art but made our way into our favorite genre…..Impressionism. We loved seeing great works from Monet….
Interestingly the museum is split into two buildings, one on each side of the street. To get to the other side, you went thru a tunnel underneath the street. The walk was made more enjoyable by a light show along the way.
After we finished enjoying the art, we walked back to the apartment to relax for a few minutes and then went to another of Austin’s fabulous restaurant picks. This time we enjoyed a fantastic hamburger at Duke’s Grocery. We sat outside at rickety tables and enjoyed amazing hamburgers and beer, commenting that we were at least twice as old as anyone else in the place….sometimes you just have to act like a 20-year old again!!!