That's right. I'm residing in James Thurber's boyhood home!
|That's me waving from the tiny window upstairs. Or maybe it's the resident ghost. Not sure.|
Meg Brown, Manager, Children's Programming, gave me a great tour of Columbus, which may or may not have concluded with delicious sushi for dinner.
|Here's Meg Brown in the Thurber House store.|
Seeing my books on the shelves in the store was pretty cool . . .
The first night getting used to new digs and not having my family around was a little strange.
Sunday was all about exploring on my own.
My feet found their way to the German Village. There, I followed stone steps up to The Book Loft.
This bookstore has 32 different rooms! It was a-MAZE-ing!
And because I'm the world's biggest book nerd, I followed that up with a trip to the Columbus Metropolitan Library. The good folks at the Thurber House gave me a library card for this behemoth of a library. (I'll be visiting often!)
And because I'm a cheapskate, I went to the Columbus Museum of Art. (It's free on Sundays.) There is a photography exhibit, a glass exhibit and paintings and sculpture galore. Myriad opportunities abound for kids (and adults) to express their creativity through interactive art stations throughout the museum.
|Alice in Wonderland giant chess set in the museum's outdoor sculpture garden.|
Tomorrow, I work with young writers at the Thurber House Writing Camp.
What are you up to this week?