Sunday we drove up to N.W. Arkansas to check out Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.   It’s a pretty drive through the Boston Mountains so no one complained about the 3 hrs each way in the car…(not too much anyway.)

Crystal Bridges Museum

We planned on meeting my grandpa (aka Popie), mom, and aunt there but were really late getting on the road so we imagined they would be done by the time we got there.   Funny thing was as I was calling them to see where in the museum they were we happened to look across the pond and see them looking out the window of another gallery! 

Ceiling is a work of art
My “artsy” guys

The grounds and building alone are enough to warrant a trip to
Bentonville to see the museum.  But the collection inside is also
amazing.  One of the most comprehensive American art collections in the
world.   Here are some highlights:

Can you imagine the dinner conversations with this family? 

Hi, George!

Mary Cassatt is my favorite

This reminded us of Scott’s grandma

Maxfield Parrish’s “The Lantern Bearers” is so dreamy

We met up with some friends for dinner in Fayetteville and drove the kids around on a mini- tour that sounded like this: 

“See that- that’s where I had geography.” (Dad)
“That’s the dorm I used to live in.” (Mom)
“That’s the dorm I used to live in.” (Dad)
“They didn’t have this cool stuff when we went here.” (both of us)
“That’s where Grammy and your grandpa lived” (mom)
“That’s where mom and dad met.”  (Mom)
“That’s where I took your mom on our first date.” (Dad)
“That’s where I used to eat tacos.” (Dad)

Don’t know if they heard us but it was fun anyway!

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