Perfect Day For A Museum

Dear Chace,

Today we went to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena with Momo, Arel and Aunty. It was a beautiful day to spend some time inside as well as some time exploring their outdoor area as well.

Beautiful outdoor lily pond.
Lily Pond

It’s been a very long time since I was at this particular museum and boy has it changed! It’s so much bigger and better than I remember. They have Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, and Rembrandt just to name a few of the famous artists displayed.

The 10 minute car ride to the museum was just too much for you and you passed out in your car seat. Luckily for me, it was easy to transfer you to the stroller while you were snoozing. I was able to see one half of the exhibits before you even woke up. I guess a nice air conditioned room and constant moving was all you needed. After you woke up, we took a short break from viewing the amazing art, to sit outside and enjoy a nice lunch at their cafe which was very good.

Once we were outside you were in heaven. They have a big pond with lots of lily pads, plants and even a few tiny fish. There is a very nice path circling the pond that leads to a small waterfall, lots of bamboo and sculptures scattered throughout the grass.

This was my personal favorite: Vincent van Gogh – “The Mulberry Tree”

Vincent Van Gogh - "The Mulberry Tree"

This was your favorite: Waterfall


“Look Mom, more water!”
"Look Mom, waterfall!"

You were very good and somewhat interested so we will be planning more day trips like this. Definitely helped that you had a nap, a stroller, nice company and a good meal! Story of my life these days! We have been to many children’s museums but this was just as much fun.



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