After nine days on the road, we were limping home somewhat, anxious to get back to our studies and our own beds. But we ended our trip on another high note, and used the drive for time to reflect on a trip of epic proportions.
The high point was the Oklahoma City of Art Museum, which has one of the largest Chihuly collections in the United States. You don’t have to wait long at the Museum to see a Chihuly.
In fact, the Museum entrance has the largest Chihuly in the world. It is more than 80 feet tall, composed of more than 2,100 pieces of glass, and it weighs more than 20,000 pounds. It is equally imposing and impressive.
Although it might be difficult to top the entrance, the Chihuly exhibits are all impressive, displying “Reeds”…
Of course, the Art Museum had the traditional art as well…
It was a long drive back from OK City, but it gave us time to reflect on the trip and restructure our thinking about food, art, entertainment, livable cities, and life. In so doing, we came up with a list of favorites we’d like to share.
- Little Rock
- Kansas City (Constance); Madison, WI (Alex)
- Grunauer’s (Austrian food in the heart of KC)
- Q39 (Our favorite of KC BBQ)
- DLUX (American food in Madison–great shakes!)
Favorite Attractions (Here, we had real disagreements!):
- Richard Haas Murals
- Union Station
- Lincoln Presidential Library
Both Constance and I, however, agree that touring Loyola Law School with Daniel North was one of our most rewarding experiences. He laid out the material very clearly, told us information we haven’t heard from others, and was genuinely nice.
The whole trip was a great experience, whether walking the bridges of Little Rock…