The final activity planned for our Columbus Day weekend was seeing the King Tut exhibit at the Field Museum in Chicago. Steve is really into archaeology and particularly Egyptian archaeology and he really wanted to see the exhibit. It wasn’t coming to San Francisco but, as luck would have it, it was at the Field Museum right when we were in Illinois. Honestly, I held the King Tut exhibit out like a carrot in front of a mule when I was talking Steve into going to my 10-year reunion. We had a great time going to a Machu Picchu exhibit at the Field with my parents 2 Christmas visits ago, so we purchased 4 advanced tickets months ago.
It was a great exhibit with a lot of artifacts. It really was neat seeing the artifacts Howard Carter saw when he first looked into the tomb. What was really amazing was getting the meet the boy king himself! A bit petulant looking, isn’t he?