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September 6, 2013

Crystal Bridges, art museum worthwhile tour destination

Ada —

Now that public schools are underway, many people who are childless are taking their summer-time vacation.  It’s a good time.  Weather is pleasant; traffic is light, and often there is no waiting line at attractions. Many of us are discovering that a mini-vacation of three or four days is more enjoyable than a lengthy excursion of two weeks, and we can find something new and interesting to visit that is close to home. We really enjoy ourselves.

I have recently come back from such a mini-vacation which I enjoyed immensely, and I feel compelled to share my enjoyment with all who will listen.  My son , Tim Milligan, and his wife Loyce, Hot Springs, Ark., came  Wednesday and divulged their plans for us for the next several days. It involved kin-folk visitation and a first-time experience with an unusual art museum.

We traveled on Thursday  to Gentry, Ark., to visit with Loyce’s daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and James Berry.  She is a teacher in the Gentry school system.  My grandson, Steve, and his sons, Cassidy and Garion, Fayetteville, came for dinner that night.  They have moved to Arkansas from Colorado within the past year, so I am looking forward to seeing them more frequently now.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Ark., was our destination on Friday morning. The grounds of the museum are as much a part of the experience of Crystal Bridges as the art inside.  More than three miles of trails invite the visitor to enjoy the beauty of the Ozark forest. Scattered along the trails are some 17 sculptures depicting  a variety of subjects including bears, the hare and the tortoise,  and a native sandstone trbute to the thousands of Native Americans who perished during the Trail of Tears.  It is called ‘A Place Where They Cried.’

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