This weekend I had the chance to go to Lexington, Virginia. Lexington is about two hours west of Richmond. It's home to VMI and Washington-Lee College, and is very close to Southern Virginia University (question - do most states have so many colleges and universities packed together?)
I saw a deer, in the daylight, on the side of the road...still alive! I also saw a dog and cat chilling together. I ate ribs for the first time too. (hmm - those contradict each other - sweet animals, living in perfect harmony and then me eating ribs...)
Friday night - Ryan and I went to see "The Wizard of Oz" at Southern Virginia University. The director has seen Monty Python on stage where they had as few actors as possible had a twist to it and so he worked with the actors and they came up with The Wizard of Oz...with a twist. There were 9 actors, the scene changes happened right before our eyes, their was a comedic twist. Nothing from the movie script was changed (though there was an addition or two). It was the way they said the same words that just made it so funny. The actors even sounded like the characters in the movie - especially Dorothy - she did a great job!
She even looks like her! This is the only picture I could find. Toto was a hand puppet - usually attached to a girl in a black outfit but sometimes just carried under Dorothy's arm. I loved the Tin Man - I think he was my favorite. Mostly - I was completely in love with the whole thing. I think they did a fantastic job!
Saturday I got to tour Lexington - which is pretty historical. I walked around Washington-Lee and VMI and they both have museums so we went in those. I got to see a stuffed horse (sorry - no picture). I also got to see Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson's graves. Here are some pictures. First from Washington-Lee
Then VMI (Virginia Military Institute):
And then Stonewall Jackson's grave:
Best official sign of the weekend (doesn't sound very mature does it?)
And finally - what I could see from Ryan's driveway...I thought this was pretty cool. This guy and I bonded - I mean - look at the eye contact
So that was my weekend in Lexington. Coming Soon - Dad's Birthday dinner.