So my first museum trip was on Saturday and it was to the American Indian Museum in Washington, DC. The whole day was actually pretty amazing, so I think I might just highlight all of it in this blog so bare with me...
So this day was not only important for my list, but for my sanity. Due to my burn (which is healing up fine thank you) I have pretty much been cooped up in my apartment, mainly my bed, for days on end. No working out, no shopping, not really able to walk for long periods of time, just all around miserable. So when I started having issues getting ready (putting on jeans isn't all that easy) I had a breakdown. I just started crying, and basically feeling sorry for myself. Hey, it happens, and I admit it. All the frustration from the past 3 weeks just boiled over and I couldn't help it. I called Jake, who was coming with me, and told him that I didn't think I could do it, and that my burn hurt too bad, and just basically sobbed. He calmed me down, reassured me everything would be fine, and to just relax for a bit until I was in less pain. So I did, and my burn decided it magically wasn't going to hurt anymore and I was able to get on my jeans, skinny jeans at that!
The inside of the building is very spacious, almost too spacious. Although there were amazing artifacts in the museum, we heard a tour guide explaining that what they had represented in the museum was only 1% of the entire collection. They definitely had the room to expand it quite a bit, and I wish they would! As for the exhibits themselves, they were very engaging and interesting. My favorite would have to be the Vantage Point: The Contemporary Native Art Collection. This exhibit contained paintings, photographs and drawings from 25 artists depicting Native American culture of yesterday and today. These pieces were so visually stunning that I couldn't help but take a million pictures of them.
Here are some other favorite photos from the museum: