Among my recent museum and confection adventures was a surprise cultural experience. This fall, the Scientist and I attended a gorgeous wedding in Delaware at the Winterthur Garden, Museum, and Library. The ceremony was outside in the gardens, and the reception was inside... THE MUSEUM! Which meant we could roam certain exhibits between busting a move to Beyonce and doing the chicken dance.
One of the neatest pieces I saw as I teetered along in my heels was a two-shaft loom dating back to the 1700s. I snapped some photos in case a loom ever makes it into one of my books.
When I encounter something out of the ordinary, I often wonder if it will end up in a future story, so I try to take as much in as possible (or at least snap some photos). Do you typically observe new experiences, interesting objects, and people through the lens of a writer?