Monday, May 14, 2007

Out here in the desert. . .

there is not much to do but gamble. Instead I am hanging out in the hotel room catching up on my email and blogs. But, first I need to tell you that we're on the road again. Winnamucca, Nevada. There is not much here, but desert and casinos. Tomorrow we are off to Lake Tahoe which I hear is beautiful. We are celebrating Ray and Roy's birthdays. I am not much into gambling, but I managed to lose a whole $11 in less than an hour, which is more than either Ray or Roy lost in several hours. Jamie is not disclosing her win/loss status.

Over the weekend we were in Boise for my niece's college graduation. I was able to find the time to get over to the Boise Art Museum where an exhibit of prints by Chuck Close just opened. It is a really wonderful exhibit with many pieces, including series showing process. If you can get to Boise it is well worth seeing. If you can't get to Boise, perhaps you can catch it at one of its later venues.

note: I just looked at the web site for the exhibit and unfortunately it only has two more stops to make. Fortunately one of them is the Portland Art Museum starting in October, so I will get to see it again and my Portland friends will also have the opportunity to see it.


  1. One of Chuck Close's paintings hangs in the Minneapolis Art Centre and it is amazing. We drove through Winnamcca last year. It's main claim to fame for me is that it's in Johnny Cash's song, "I've Been Everywhere".

  2. Anonymous8:51 AM

    I saw an exhibit of his work in San Fran a long time ago - would love to go again. I should have given you $20 to squander for me. I love playing the penny slots!! Have fun in beautiful Lake Tahoe.

  3. I'm with you on the gambling thing. I keep thinking about what kinds of fabric I could buy with the money instead! At least you got to see the art exhibit.

    Have fun on your trip!

  4. Tahoe is beautiful! There is a lot more to do there, then in Winnamucca! I may just have to take a trip to Portland in Oct. I have not been to the museum in about 14 years. I really need to go.

  5. Terry,
    I'm so glad you got to stop by the exhibit. It was some work to get it up but I think it is very neat. Sometime you will have to call me when you are in town.

  6. I'm really looking forward to seeing the Chuck Close exhibit when it comes to Portland. Several years ago I saw some of his paintings at MOMA in NY; they were mesmerizing. I could have stayed for hours.

  7. Anonymous7:10 AM

    Winnemuca's other claim to fame is that their bank was robbed by Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid.

    Tahoe is indeed beautiful. We drove around the lake yesterday and stopped often to take pictures, visit a museum, get lattes, etc.

    Sorry I missed the Chuck Close exhibit. I was playing golf. I will definitely check it out in Portland.