December 11th, 2009
A visit to Yale University
Posted by Francesca
Last Saturday, we piled in the car and Carlos drove us to New Haven, Connecticut, the home of Yale University. Martha wanted to go to the Yale University Art Gallery to see a very special exhibit called 'Mary Delany and her Circle.' Mary Delany was an 18th Century Englishwoman who made extraordinary botanical collages out of paper, and you know how much Martha loves botany. As usual, when dogs are not permitted, we Frenchies, go off and find our own fun.
1 Here we are at the entrance to the Yale University Art Gallery. The weather was cold and wet.
2 Martha wanted to see an exhibit called 'Mrs. Delany and her Circle.' Since dogs aren't allowed in the museum, Uncle Carlos said he would take us on our own little adventure.
3 Walking along the wet streets of New Haven, we came upon a group of students who were raising money for the Connecticut Food Bank. We decided to help them for a while and many people stopped and donated to this worthy cause.
4 Down the street at Y Haircutting, we spotted our cousin, an English bulldog. On further inspection, we realized it was a stuffed toy. Can you believe this place has been in business since 1909? That's one big pile of hair!
5 A group of children there told us that the English bulldog is the mascot of Yale University.
6 We asked this boy if we French bulldogs could also be mascots. He laughed and said not to worry - we were already Martha Stewart's mascots.
7 Since it was so cold and dreary outside, we decided to wait awhile and watch the world go by with our new friends at Y Haircutting.
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