Friday, May 22, 2015

Seeing Don and Trudy in Lincoln, Nebraska

We spent Tuesday and Wednesday nights with my younger brother, Don, and his wife, Trudy, who live in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Thanks for your hospitality, Don and Trudy!  I may, however, have to up my Ohio State Alumni Association donation to counteract that University of Michigan concert you took us to.

As we were leaving Don and Trudy's house Tuesday evening, I asked them if we could only go to one museum in Lincoln, which one we should visit. They suggested the University of Nebraska's Sheldon Museum of Art. So that was our main Wednesday activity.  We especially liked a wonderful exhibit about Nebraska author (and University of Nebraska graduate) Willa Cather, famous for her books about frontier life on the Great Plains. 

Front entrance to the Sheldon Museum of Art at the beautiful University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  Jim said it looked like a scene from "Game of Thrones."
Clockwise, from bottom left to center, snippets of art at the Sheldon Art Museum:  "The Crying Tree," a depiction of Los Angeles by Patssi Valdez; "Phenomena Blue Rules the Day," by America artist Paul Jenkins; a portrait by Grant Wood, who also painted the iconic "American Gothic;" Jim as seen through a doorway--the painting on the far right is by Georgia O'Keefe; and, in the center, a painting from a collection called "The Romance of the Moon." 
After the Sheldon Art Museum, we had lunch at the Leadbelly Gastro Pub in downtown Lincoln.  Then we went to a grocery store called HyVee so Jim could check out the beer selection. He gave it a thumbs up.  (Jim wore his Oregon State gear all day Wednesday hoping to run into former Oregon Beavers and new Nebraska Huskers coach Mike Reilly, but all we saw was Reilly's face on a billboard).
Peonies at the HyVee Market in Lincoln. Someone should paint these and hang the result at the Sheldon.
We stayed at Camp-A-Way RV Park, the only RV campground in Lincoln. Even though it was at the corner of I-80 and I-180, it was pretty quiet (and just plain pretty) and only 8 miles from Don and Trudy's.
A new (to me) RV park amenity.
Bev, Trudy, Jim and Don at Lincoln's First Plymouth Congregational Church, where we heard the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club Wednesday evening. Trudy teaches in the College of Journalism at the University of Nebraska.  Don is a family physician.
A portion of the University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club in Lincoln on their "Heartland" Tour to midwestern cities.  Didn't see Columbus, Ohio, listed.    

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