Today, Chris and I visited the American Banjo Museum. I think I only managed to drag Chris along because it was a free, but once we got inside I believe that he enjoyed it immensely. Who knew the banjo was such an interesting instrument?! You may not realize this, but I have a secret desire to sing in Rock-a-billy or folk band and the banjo is always an important instrument in those bands. I don't think I had ever really seen a banjo up close before. Which is surprising since I've been exposed to so many different musical instruments in my time. I think I was most surprised by how much the banjo resembles a snare drum. In fact, many looked like snare drums with strings. And so many were just pure works of art with intricate backs and inlaid necks. There was one that even looked like a carousel with little ponies inlaid into the neck. Chris and I were both really surprised. There were over 300 banjos and the museum was so nice and intimate. I think it's the perfect place to take Dad some time. He'd love it.
Also, I think it's high time that Kermit the Frog was inducted into the Banjo Hall of Fame. We should start a petition.