mandag den 21. oktober 2013
Søndag i Troy / A Troy Sunday
Vi kørte lige omkring huset, men det var et kort visit. Efter uddeling af slik og blade, samt et hurtigt tøjskift, tog Sara og jeg til koncert med Albany symfoniorkester.
On Sunday, I finally succeeded in leaving Washington. Once more, it was the gate at the very end of the airport, and the plane was tiny, but I didn't sleep as I had planned if going on Saturday! I knitted. For a change. Apart from the very last 5 minutes when the ride turned so bumpy that it felt like one of those adventure-rides in a theme-park. (You wouldn't knit on one of those!)
We drove by the house for a short visit. After bringing in the Danish candy and all the magazines, and changing clothes, Sara and I went to a concert with Albany symphony-orchestra.
Koncerten var fin. Vi sad på første række og nød musik af Ravel, Schuman og Faurë. Desuden var der et moderne stykke (faktisk en verdenspremiere!) af en amerikansk komponist. Det var moderne. Vi var taknemmelige for, at håret ikke var faldet af, for der var godt nok larm i det orkester! Men de klassiske stykker var rigtig gode.
The concert was in Troy's music hall. In front of the hall was this very pretty version of Uncle Sam. He is everywhere in town in different versions, and this one was really nice!
The concert was great. We were on the front row and enjoyed music by Ravel, Schuman and Faurë. And then there was a modern piece (actually a world premiere!) by an American composer. It was modern. We were very happy our hair didn't fall off, for this orchestra could really make some serious noise! But the classical pieces were really good.
Afterwards we were on a wine-bar. There was a special menu with 3 kinds of wine with which we had bread, cheese and sausage. Very delicious and so nice! (And we had a ride home. Very fitting....)
A package had arrived for me before I landed. This is for a very special project. Nice, soft, eco-wool. I'll tell you what it's for later. First I need to finish the sweater for my niece, a shawl, a scarf, a dog-sweater and 2 pairs of socks..... And my dress for Christmas! And the 2 cardigans lying around at home, feeling quite abandoned.