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What are your plans for summer? Mine changed recently because of my granddaughter, Elyza. My granddaughter is woefully behind in her credits for graduation. After two years of high school she only has a little over half the credits she needs to graduate. Desperate times call for desperate measure. It was decided that the best thing would be a combination of independent study and homeschooling by G-Ma. She is taking an independent study class for English and we are working on PE, Fine Arts, and Work Experience with me supervising. My plan is to augment the study with field trips. So instead of short 2-3 day get-aways we will be doing lots of say trips for learning experiences.
Yesterday we took a field trip to the Crocker Art Museum to see the Andy Warhol exhibit. The museum is located in downtown Sacramento near the Sacramento River and Old Town. A trip to Sacramento is a day trip for us (we also stopped to pick up her cousin on the way.)
The museum’s exhibits are displayed in two buildings. The building’s entrance is located in a new and modern multi-story building that was only opened in 2010. To the east of that building is the original building, the Crocker mansion. We arrived a little before mid-day and there was a line. I didn’t really expect that on a Friday but it was a gorgeous day. While waiting, we admired the newly-installed Dale Chihuly chandelier hanging in the lobby. The first floor is made up mainly the museum lobby with the ticket counter and a café. The smell of food was mouthwatering. The girls were already complaining they were hungry. (Am I the only one who eats breakfast?)
The Warhol exhibit was on the third floor. The exhibit was nicely done with plenty of space between the pieces. There was background information regarding the exhibits. Seeing as it was a special exhibit, no picture taking was allowed. However, there were interactive sections of the exhibit where you could take pictures. We had a really great time in this section! (I hope she learned something.)
The amount of art housed at the Crocker is amazing. We explored a little more of the third floor before leaving the museum. (I appreciated the information cards which gave artist background, subject material, relevant artistic movements and what to look for.)
The museum has a nice little gift shop and we had fun poking around in it. We didn’t eat at the museum instead we had lunch at the Squeeze Inn (Midtown location.) The Squeeze Inn has some amazing burgers and fries. They also do an amazing thing with cheese that they call a cheese skirt. The girls loved the burgers, fries, and floats. (What teenager doesn’t?)
This week’s feature is a great little, simple idea from Tikkodo – Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Ice
These look simple enough to do with the grandchildren. It will be great for the 4th of July BBQ. Congrats, Nikki, come and get your special cookie (click the image to get the code):
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