Time with Tutankhamun and My Prince

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Yesterday, Eric and I played hooky from our responsibilities and accompanied Greg on his monthly trip to San Francisco.  Since Adam is out of town, it was time for some special one to one moments with my eldest son as Greg attended his meetings at the University.  We were fortunate enough to be able to get tickets to see the Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of Pharoahs exhibit at the de Young Museum.

This particular museum has eluded us for the past few years.  Every time we’ve tried to visit, a line longer than those at Disneyland snaked outside the building, dissuading us from even trying to get in to the museum.  I guess the key is to go on a Tuesday in the middle of the afternoon.  Along with seeing the de Young’s fine collections, we were able to get some of the day’s last few tickets to the special exhibit. I have to say that the experience was well worth the price – the artifacts contained in the exhibit simply take your breath away.  Their condition is truly pristine and the exhibit’s arrangement leaves you with a tremendous sense of the magnitude of the archaeological find and the history of Tut’s time.

All in all, it was a gorgeous day in San Francisco with temperatures in the mid 80’s.  I so love spending days like this in Eric’s company.  His mind is so active – he filled four pages of notes during our day at the de Young.  Mind you, his note taking was simply for his own edification – he is going through a “Renaissance Man” phase and is loving anything having to do with the Arts these days.  As I watch him grow into a man and anticipate his 18th birthday in September, I’m filled with pride at what a fine person he has become.  We still have quite a year ahead of us, with college applications and major life decisions looming large.  But yesterday was a wonderful moment to pause and just enjoy one another’s company.  Here are a few photos of our day and the exhibit – enjoy!


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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children’s fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa’s articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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