Kirsten and Troy came back to Michigan for a summer visit. I wish I could somehow remove all the boring middle-of-the-country states in between here and Oregon and make Portland much, much closer to Battle Creek. Anyhow.
On Monday Bob and I went and had dinner at Mom and Dad’s house. I was an idiot and didn’t take any photos. Why, why, why didn’t I take any photos?
On Thursday, Kirsten and Troy came out to see the dogs and cats at the shelter. Hanging out with Freddie:
Friday I took the day off work, and Mom and Kirsten and I headed to Detroit. First, we stopped for lunch at Seva.
It was a beautiful day so we sat outside.
We ordered an appetizer – roasted red pepper hummus with crudité & crackers.
I had the Seva Club for lunch, which had tofurky, smoked coconut, avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, vegan aioli, triple decker on toasted avalon pullman bread. I had the yam fries with it. Awesome.
After lunch, we headed over to the Detroit Institute of Arts. Kirsten and I had never been there, and it had been nearly 40 years since Mom had last visited.
Not surprisingly, I took a ton of photos. I’m just putting a few up on today’s post, though.
West Wall, Rivera Court:
Of course, the big one to visit is William Adolphe Bouguereau; The Nut Gatherers.
Raymond Duchamp-Villon; Cat:
You know I love my pop art. Here’s Richard Estes; Welcome to 42nd Street (Victory Theatre):
Walking through the DIA, there were so many paintings that reminded me of something that Grandpa Ledyard had painted. William Stanley Haseltine; Venice I:
Family has been very close in my mind the past week. Walking the DIA, I saw things that reminded me of both sets of grandparents, my Aunt Gini and Aunt Suzie. Visiting the DIA was wonderful. I really hope Detroit doesn’t sell any of the artwork.
Saturday, Bob and I met Kirsten and Troy for dinner and drinks at Clara’s. It was another gorgeous evening, and we sat outside.
I miss them already.