We took a road trip south a couple of hours yesterday for the dedication of one of M’s projects – a new performing and visual arts campus adjacent to this bridge, overlooking the Mississippi from the bluff above. It was a really nice afternoon, and the place was packed. E got to nose around the place all afternoon and evening, and was particularly impressed with the art studios, the fiber studio being her favorite. She was entranced with a student who was working on an enormous loom, and this morning she has camped out under my drafting table, trying to recreate that studio space.
Keeper of the map.
We also sold our car on Friday, and aren’t picking our new one up until this Friday, so we are in a rental for the week. We went to pick our midsize sedan Saturday night, and our choices were only HHR’s or PT Cruisers…the PT Cruisers were all banana yellow. Tempting, but we picked the lesser of two evils, so we are driving this beauty around all week. I don’t think we’ve ever actually seen one of these on the road – apparently they only fill rental car lots, and for good reason because the windows in this thing aren’t much larger than the lenses on your sunglasses. But E digs it, so we’re all happy. Besides, it has a PA license, so hopefully we just look like strange out-of-towners.
And it’s gold. Nice.