Last Friday was a beautiful day here in Central Massachusetts…a perfect day to head into the city.
Worcester, Massachusetts may not be much of a city by some people’s standards, but right now it is the second largest city by population in New England. And while it may not be much to look at over all, it has a lot of good things about it, including ten colleges/universities, very good restaurants and a very nice art museum.
Our first stop in Worcester was to Shrewsbury Street and the Flying Rhino restaurant for lunch. The ambiance and food was good, but it took us three or four times around the block to find a parking spot. Trouble finding a parking spot makes Worcester feel much bigger than it is.
This Quinoa Salad that Carrie ordered is a WooFood. WooFoods are marked with the WooFood logo on restaurant menus, "making the healthy (and delicious) choice the easy choice." I had a WooFood veggie burger and some broccoli slaw. I say WooHoo for WooFood.
Then we went on to the Worcester Art Museum, known to locals as the WAM.
August is Free at the WAM, so you still have fifteen days to take advantage of that if you are in the area. The WAM is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. We went primarily to see the Arms and Armor exhibit that came to the WAM after the Higgins Armory Museum closed in December of last year. The Higgins was one of those places we always meant to go but never got to. So we were glad to see that some of their collection would be on exhibit at the WAM. We enjoyed the armor and we did wander around to see a few other things. I took no photos in the museum, but I took a few out in the Stoddard Garden Court adjacent to the museum.
This is a photo of Worcester's Community Mosaic.
And here is Carrie taking a photo of herself reflected in a sculpture in the Court. You can also see a little bit of me on the right hand side. I was wearing a red t-shirt.
Then we walked Evan home since he lives only about five minutes from the museum and we headed back to the country from whence we came.
On our way out of the city, I snapped a photo of Worcester’s famous and somewhat notorious Turtle Boy sculpture, which has its own page on RoadsideAmerica.com. Enough said about that.