Today Donovan and I were out of the house before 10am: I think that may be a record for a Saturday. We went downtown for no other reason than it was easy to get there via the busway. Once we got there, tho, I remembered that the holiday season is upon us and there are little lights and displays everywhere. On our way from the busstop, Donny stared yelling, "Red! RED!" and I realized he was pointing to a scuplture in front of some official looking building. We went over and took a quick look.
We then went to visit the Creche, which is impressive sizewise but looks like they borrowed old store manikins for all of the people.
Donovan was'nt too impressed.
After that we went to get a little something at the Starbucks in the William Penn. I'm not a Starbucks fan per se but the William Penn one is really nice--they kept all the old plaster and I think they recently redid it--now the plaster is this bone white against the dark grey of the plaster walls. That's a color combination I could look at allllll day. They also had nice black and taupe (I think that's the color I mean) leather slipper chairs. Quite fetching. Added bonus: big Christmas tree in the lobby.
Next it was time to look at the Kaufmann's windows. I have to say, I thought they were pretty lame--maybe everything has a thin coating of Dust Bowl patina on it this year, I'm not sure, but I was underwhelmed. Donny, however, thought it was pretty interesting, as you can see:
We ran around a little bit more but then caught a bus into Oakland, where Donovan had his first O Fries. Needless to say that went very well.
Now he's in his crib singing. Hopefully he'll fall asleep for his nap soon. It's been a nice day so far and my only regret was not stopping at the Dunkin' Donuts in Market Square on our way back: where was my mind?