Chimo wanted to go to Atlanta, so we went to see the tall buildings, which he is fascinated with. Got up early and motored over, and indeed there were tall buildings. First we visited the Atlanta Zoo. Though a nice place, it was smaller than we expected. I think Riverbanks has more, but I liked that is well shaded. And they have pandas, a first time for me. The red panda exhibit was closed though. Then we drove into the city and walked around. We traveled up 72 flights to the top of the Westin (which caused me some anxiety) with great views of the city. Chimo was really enjoying himself. The two restaurants we had hoped to eat at were not open until 4 (though one clearly offered a lunch online). Had a burger in the end. Then came the biggest disappointment. After paying for subway tickets we arrived at the High Museum to find that they had closed their permanent collection. I don't understand them closing the whole thing, but what can you do? They wanted the same amount of money, but for only two lesser exhibits, so we passed. We walked around downtown again, got caught in the gathering of fans heading to concert. On the way home we visited Clemson. We liked the grounds, but thought most of the buildings kind of boring and bland. At dinner we had a nice waitress. It was nice for a day trip anyway.
Monday, July 30, 2018
Chimo just finished a week at Boy Scout Camp in the North Carolina mountains. He qualified for his certification for Lifesaver, and spent most of his week on the waterfront. Here are a few pictures I snipped from the troop's website.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Probably my favorite art museum in South Carolina, largely because it focuses on native artists, as well as a strong Wyeth collection. Chimo and I made a day trip up on whim. Nice collection of Anna Heyward Taylor, who was from Columbia. Awesome carved birds by Grainger McKoy. A nice collection of works by the grandson of N.C. Wyeth and son of Andrew Wyeth. They had some William H. Johnson works, many of which we had seen in Charleston not too long ago. I liked the Sidney Dickinson exhibit. Here are a few pictures of the art there. I highly recommend people check it out. It is free, by the way,a nd there are other museums in the same block, as well a nice shopping district that extends down to the park and falls. The last picture is an illustration by NC Weyth used in a book, I think: