Minnesota Institute of Arts, again

Trip Start Mar 02, 2011
Trip End Oct 14, 2011

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

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I didn't have too much driving to do today so I decided to spend a bit more time in Minneapolis.  Since I didn't see all of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts yesterday I decided to go back today.

While I was walking through the Asian section I heard a docent leading a tour.  I liked the tour I joined yesterday and decided to do it again.  After a couple stops on the tour one of the other people taking the tour explained to me that the "docent" was his wife and the other two people were his daughter and son-in-law.  Oops!  She had, in fact, been a docent at the museum sometime in the past so my misunderstanding was understandable.  He said they were going to go up to the Arts & Crafts section and I was welcome to join them so I did. 

The Arts & Crafts section has part of a Frank Lloyd Wright house that had been in the Minneapolis area before it was dismantled and the parts sold.  One of the people I had joined knew the family that has lived in the house and had visited it twice years ago. 

The group was then heading for a restaurant in the museum for lunch.  They invited me along and I  joined them.  I got a pleasant surprise when they bought me lunch.

After lunch the group left and I went back to touring the museum.  It's a really big museum and I still had a lot of ground to cover.  Even two days wasn't enough to do it justice.

After leaving the museum I drove toward my next stop.  I stopped in La Crosse, WI for the night.
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