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College and the Arts 2015 Reprise

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It’s really nice to be home after ten days on the road, but the College and the Arts trip with Eli was fantastic. Here are some highlights and pointers from the trip.

Laguna and Los Angeles
school: UC Irvine
hotels: 14 West and Palomar Los Angeles
arts: LACMA
highlight: visiting Bob and Espie in Topanga
special thanks to: Louise Schlegel and Carter Jones

Kandinsky

Kandinsky

Santa Cruz
school: UC Santa Cruz
hotel: The Paradox
arts: Driving up the California coast on CA-1
highlight: getting sunburned on CA-1
we missed: Brian Chess (who got sick)

Sequoia Trees at UC Santa Cruz

Sequoia Trees at UC Santa Cruz

San Francisco
school: UC Berkeley (Cal)
hotel: Palomar San Francisco
arts: The Elias String Quartet
highlight: the berkeley tour with Jonathan
special thanks to: Jacob and Jonathan

The Elias Quartet

The Elias Quartet

Fossils and Bells at Berkeley

Fossils and Bells at Berkeley

Colorado
school: Colorado College (Eli’s favorite by far)
hotel: Garden of the Gods
arts: um, well, grappa?!
highlight: hanging out with Pier and Debra
special thanks to: Pier and Debra for the hospitality

Now THIS is art.

Now THIS is art.

Colorado College and Pike's Peak

Colorado College and Pike’s Peak

Maine
schools: Bates and Colby
hotel: Maple Hill Farm Inn
arts: Colby College Art Museum
highlight: who knew there could be snow in April?!

View from Maple Hill Farm Inn

View from Maple Hill Farm Inn

The World

The World

North Carolina
schools: Duke and UNC
hotel: the umstead
arts: North Carolina Museum of Art
highlight: Our docent Francesca’s incredible tour

UNC: Football stadium or prison?  Hmm.

UNC: Football stadium or prison? Hmm.

Francesca

Francesca

College and the Arts: Boulder Colorado “Art”

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My cousin Pier was supposed to be in charge of art while we were in Colorado.

Sure, I can do art!

Sure, I can do art!

We did have a delightful dinner on Pearl Street in Boulder. And even some gelato. But we had to make our own art, because Pier thought we wanted to purchase a doodad or craft??! Crazy Italians.

Pearl Street, Boulder

Pearl Street, Boulder

Pearl Street Spring, Boulder

Pearl Street Spring, Boulder

Wait! We found some!!

This is it?!

This is it?!

No, I guess we will have to make our own.

An incredible animated gif created by Gary McGraw

An incredible animated gif created by Gary McGraw

Well, there is always grappa.

Now THIS is art.

Now THIS is art.

The living and the dead. Grappa supply depletion.

The living and the dead. Grappa supply depletion.