Road trip! We met in Tulsa, Oklahomah.
Tulsa, city of the Philbrook Museum and its beautiful gardens.
And the Woody Guthrie Center.
The Buffeteria, The place for authentic, Oklahoma chicken fried steak.
And Crescent, a sweet kitty who sleeps in the middle of the stairs.
On day 3 we drove to Bentonville, Arkansas, home of Walton’s 5 and 10, the first ever Walmart.
It is also the location of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, spearheaded and funded by Alice Walton, Sam Walton’s daughter and heiress.
The architect Moshe Safdie has designed stunning buildings that span and surround spring fed ponds.
Inside, you feel as though you are standing under an upturned boat. Beautiful!
And Ms Walton has filled the museum with American art.
From Peale’s George Washington.
To Thomas Hart Benton’s ‘Tobacco Sorters’.
And Nick Cave’s ‘Sound Suit’.
Crystal Bridges is the first major American art museum to open since 1974.
But that’s not all.
Outside there are paths through beautiful gardens.
Where we found ‘The Way of Color’ by James Turrell, a sculptor of light.
You enter the small space through a narrow doorway.
And arrive in a circular space. The round oculus in the ceiling, open to the sky, makes light and shadow shapes on the walls.
Even better? See the moon? That little white spot in the bluest blue of the sky?