(It’s warm tonight and I’m wearing shorts for the first time in 2014. Possibility of severe weather looms.)
Monday, we were in Little Rock for a regular appointment for Karen with her rheumatologist.
After that, since we were in Little Rock, we decided we should do something. Years ago, we would have gone to one of the malls or somewhere to do some shopping (looking). Now, though, going through stores just for the sake of going through stores has very little appeal.
We actually did stop in Barnes and Noble. It was the first time we had been in a bookstore since stopping in one in Duluth, Minnesota in September. That time we had stopped to use their free wifi since we had no Verizon reception at the campground and, thus, our mobile hot spot wasn’t of much use. Karen found a tea there that she really liked – and that was the reason we were in Barnes and Noble this time in Little Rock… so she could pick up a new supply of the tea.
Barnes and Noble was once a favorite store. Then we got our Kindles.
After Barnes and Noble, what to do? Head on home… or… what?
We decided to check out the “new” pedestrian bridge by the Clinton Library – an old railroad bridge over the Arkansas River converted for pedestrian and bicycle use. After we walked across to North Little Rock and back, we decided to go though the museum at the Clinton Presidential Center. It had been 9 years since I visited and a bit more than that for Karen.
The glass sculpture shown above is “The Millennium Tree” by glass artist Dale Chihuly, made for use in the White House for the holiday season of 1999. There is to be an exhibit of Chihuly’s work at the Clinton Presidential Center from May 17 to January 5.
I put together a new page – Clinton Presidential Center and Park – over on Haw Creek. It includes a new video, mainly from photos and video on the bridge and in the library that I took with my iPhone. Check it out.