Friday, October 3, 2008

Entertaining the children - for free!

After a quick stop at The Walmarts the other day, I decided to go search a local business park for an amazing piece of art that was rumored to be somewhere in the vicinity. The girls and I turned down a side street where we were met with a row of trees already sporting some fall color. I love living here!

Unfortunately there was no sign of any artwork besides the trees God had painted in shades of red and orange, so we turned down another street. Where we saw it. A GIANT head split into seven sections that rotated independently with thousands of reflective surfaces. We sat for a moment or two watching it, then the girls loudly begged to get out and go see it.

So we did.

The statue was mounted in the middle of a pool of water surrounded by a large, empty brick courtyard, that was perfect for running and jumping. The pieces of the head rotated in different patterns and would sometimes line up so you could see the face clearly with a spout of water coming from the mouth. Between the head, the water, the courtyard, and the airplanes flying right over as they came in a landing at the nearby airport, it was an exciting place for the girls to play. They played tag, watched the head, practiced various jumps, yelled and pointed at every airplane and even put on a show with singing and dancing. They loved it and it was all for free.

You can't beat that with a stick.

1 comment:

Marybeth Whalen said...

can you please let us meet you there one day?? I have no idea where this is, but I would love to see it, and I know my kids would too!

and you could give me back that book of mine that you apparently have and I have obviously forgotten about!!