Thursday, July 1, 2010

Impressionism and Home

Our reason for being in San Francisco on Tuesday was to see the "Birth of Impressionism" at the DeYoung Museum. Tuesday was our only convenient opportunity to see this spectacular exhibit. The Musee d'Orsay in Paris is being renovated and this exhibit is of about 100 paintings that have been temporarily displaced. This exhibit provides the story of the start of the Impressionists; a second exhibit starting in September will show the Impressionists in their more mature works. Probably the very best exhibit I've ever seen, and the DeYoung and its companion Legion of Honor do Impressionists very well - but each piece was a worth enjoying and immersing oneself with sheer pleasure.

Then home (after the mandatory stop at Trader Joe's in Petaluma). 3370 miles. 50.3 mpg. Now comes the cleaning of the tent and other equipment in preparation for meeting Harriett on the 12th, and beginning the next trip.