Friday, June 24, 2011

A Little Bit of Culture

We didn't go camping for Memorial Day Weekend.  Ever since JC joined marching band, he's had to march in the Memorial Day parade in our town (an event so large and well-attended that when I posted about it on Facebook, a friend commented, "We have a Memorial Day parade?").

Since we couldn't camp, we needed to do something besides hang out in the house.  We chose the Grounds for Sculpture.  Rachel and JC had been there on school field trips, and John's parents went last summer, but the rest of us had never been.

If you live anywhere nearby?  Go.

The kids loved it.  We loved it.  We had great weather until about 4pm, when the wind picked up and the sky got dark, and we ran for the car.  30 more seconds and we would have stayed mostly dry.  We didn't get to do the whole park so I think we'll take my mom down there next week when she comes.

I think Rachel is striking a particularly sculptural pose in this picture.

I liked "King Lear" - he was very tortured.

I believe this one was titled something like "Sleep".

I'd say this was the wierdest one we saw, but I'm not sure that's actually true. 
It's called "Henry Moore in a Sheep Meadow".  And it is.  Sorry about the shadows.

Bring a hat and/or sunscreen, there isn't a lot of shade in much of the park.  We didn't check out the food available so I can't tell you if it was reasonably priced (probably not) and I don't think you can bring your own, so plan accordingly.  But it was really neat and something the kids actually all enjoyed.  A miracle!

1 comment:

hokgardner said...

Looks like lots of fun. We're busy here trying to find things to do inside, because it's too dang hot to be outside unless you're at the pool along with everyone else in the city.