Sunday, January 4, 2009

01.03.09 King Tut & Christmas w/ Grandma

Today was a jammed packed day. Juan and I were up and ready at 8am. We took Mom and Grandma to the King Tut exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art. We had tickets at 9am when they opened. It took us about 2-1/2 hours to go through the exhibit. It was very informational; but I was a bit disappointed that they did not have ANY of the 3 sarcophagus's or 5 burial boxes that King Tut was buried in. In fact, only 3 rooms had artifacts from King Tut's tomb. The first few rooms were his great aunt and uncle, great grandfather, and possibly his father's tomb artifacts, along with other miscellaneous ancestors. They did have a video showing his 2005 Cat Scan of the remains. That was cool. They now believe he didn't die from a head injury; but possible from a massive leg fracture that became infected and killed him in a matter of days. This, of course, is still all speculation. They did have 5 neat items removed from the sheath wrapped around his body, including a gold dagger. All in all there were 150 amulet type objects were inside the sarcophagus with Tut.

After Tut, we all met Jeff, Vanessa and Jakob at Cici's for lunch and then went to Mom's to have our family Christmas gift exchange. Grandma gave me neat plastic lock dishware among other things. We all had a good time.

After our Christmas exchange, Juan and I headed to his parents' house; where his mother made a huge dinner for the family. His uncle Edward and his father grilled while his mom made borracho beans and Thelma made banana pudding. We had fun watching Sole and Aram playing with their remote control cars and watching Isabella try to join in the fun. She would chase the cars and then pick them up.

It was a long, but fun day.

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