This day off was planned back at the end of July, but the timing ended up being perfect.
The hubby, me, and the in-laws are headed to the Natural Science Museum to check out the Titanic Exhibit. I’ve been wanting to see one of these for years. Before you even mention the movie (which the hubby can’t stand, btw) I’ve been slightly obsessed with the Titanic as far back as I can remember. Side note – my favorite question from people. “Why watch it? You know how it ends…the ship sinks.”
I think it was 1985 or 1987 when they broadcast the first pictures the underwater rovers were able to capture. Fascinated. The dishes still in tact and piled on the seabed. Pieces of furniture, jewelry, silverware strewn across the ship and debris field. Yep, I sat and watched the entire thing. And every time anything aired after that.
To take a day to recharge, I’m going to immerse myself in a little bit of history. I don’t like the boats so much, but I’m enthralled with imagining the only mode of transportation consisting of spending a minimum of two weeks on a ship just to get to your destination. And the logistics involved not only in packing, but providing for over 2,000 people. Food, bedding, drinks. Coal to complete the voyage. I panic when packing for a five day trip, worrying that I’ll have everything I need. Then again, people 100 years ago and more were used to packing for longer journeys and probably didn’t take as much stuff with them when they did. Of course, I’m not thinking high society folks when I say that.
Anyway, we’re off to Houston to enjoy the exhibit. Hoping to feel recharged and ready to write when we get back.
And no, I’m not going to include the song. Most people either love it or hate it. If you love it, you probably still have the CD or by now an digital version of it. If you hate it, I won’t torture you.
If you want more things Titanic, here are a few links.
http://www.mollybrown.org/ (tried to get here when in Denver last year, just not enough time)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Cap_Arcona_%281927%29 Just something interesting.