Thursday, April 16, 2009

So far, the trip is going well. The Oldest Carrotstick got a few catcalls yesterday, and today she was lucky enough to find her knight in shining armor. It was a small consolation for being drug through the Art Institute of Chicago. (Why this picture is so small, I don't know.)

We saw the original American Gothic and discovered that the lady in the painting was supposed to be the farmer's disappointed-in-love-and-life maiden daughter, not his crabby wife, like I always thought. Here's a picture of the O.C. with a giant 3-D reproduction of American Gothic standing in a plaza Downtown. If you look really close at the bottom of the farmer's pitchfork, you can see the Oldest Carrotstick hanging on it. It is huge!!!

I am posting from my cell phone and I can't figure out how to do a title. Sorry. If you care.


Head Nurse or Patient- you be the judge said...

Hey- we visited Murray today! He minds me better than the Grandmother- big surprise. He seemed really happy to have us visit- although Miss Sophie wasn't with us (thank goodness)- since she is in the "inconvenient" way right now.

valmike said...

I've been there! One of my Dad's many attempts to make sure that we were cultured children resulted in trips to art institutes and libraries all over the mid west. They have a lot of great things there!