Dispatches from June 21, 2013
6 AM: Groggily packing.
9 AM: On the airplane, delayed for takeoff to Minneapolis. We are fortunate to be seated right behind a travel troupe of young clog dancers. Including their families, it’s about about 30 people. The cloggers are perfectly well-behaved, but their hooting, over-coiffed mothers are a different story.
Noon: Arthur’s paternal grandparents meet us at the airport. After a few slapstick circles ’round the parking structure, we go home with his grandma, where we’re treated to the full grandma experience: cookies, milk, and many stories and photos from Arthur’s childhood.
3 PM: Lovely long afternoon nap.
6 PM: We visit the Walker Art Center for a stroll through the Minneapolis Sculpture gardens. I amuse myself by trying to guess the name of each piece before reading the plaque. I did pretty well!
Simone’s title: Pietà**
Artist’s title: Reclining Mother and Child. Booyah!!!
**A Pietà is a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the body of the dead Christ.
9 PM: Playing cards with Arthur, his grandma, and her beau. Arthur assures me there is minimal strategy to this game (Crazy Louie) but he still wins by a large margin.