On the Sunday we went to the Chicago Art Institute to see the Toulouse Lautrec and Montmartre exhibit. It was quite wonderful. We spent three hours on that exhibit alone. Then we sought out Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, the painting of a diner at night or early morning with a counter man and three patrons sitting on stools and nobody is saying a word, you just can tell. The painting that surprised me was The Portrait of Dorian Gray which was the painting used in the film of the same name. It's a really ugly painting as it was meant to be. I was surprised that it was in a museum of fine art.
We drove to Racine, Wisconsin for a couple of days to visit my cousin Margaret and to have lunch with other cousins whom I have not seen in over forty years. A good time was had by all...well, me anyway.
We flew home, have done the laundry and are leaving tomorrow by car for another Great Wander. We don't intend to be home until sometime in November. The goal is places in the southwest which we have not seen before. Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, west Texas. So do not look for another blog by me until I return home. I hope you don't miss me too much. While I'm gone read Bill Crider's blog or James Reasoner's or Ed Gorman's. Their blogs are much better than mine. But I'll be back. You need not worry. With new stories about old places.