We drove 35 miles to Ogdensburg so Martha could get online and pay bills and we wanted to go to the Remington Art Museum. My bike brakes needed help also. All drives along the St. Lawrence River seem to be scenic byways, and this was certainly a pretty drive, although this area is very dry, and I AM SO TIRED OF HOT!!! Although very pleasant early, it got up to 93 degrees. I can’t imagine what it is back home. Still don’t have WIFI and I have used up most of my phone data for the next seven days, so I can’t really do emails or surf the net.
We found the public library so I left Martha there and went to Crow Bike Rental and Repair where I met Betsy. Her repair guy was at the warehouse, but she suggested leaving the bike while we go to the museum. then she suggested “The Busy Corner” for lunch and to take the River Walk. What a nice lady! By the time I got back to the library, Martha was ready for lunch. “The Busy Corner” is a great little place where you can’t pay with credit card because that 3% charge is probably a big part of their profit margin.
The Remington Museum is great. A small museum in a beautiful house, which was donated. Our guide, Frank, gave us a good history about the house as well as Remington and his wife. I love western art and horses, so this is right up my alley. I also love dental laboratory work, so I was fascinated by the technique for casting bronze. The paintings were very cool, and interesting to see that he struggled with colors and mixing colors. His paint kit looked like something you could buy at the Dollar Store. I couldn’t believe they let me take pictures, as most museums don’t allow it. I almost felt guilty about it, so I was just snapping pictures knowing I didn’t have a lot of time. I would love to go back.
Tomorrow being a travel day, we gassed the truck up on the way back to camp and I loaded up while Martha fixed dinner. You can’t carry fruits, fresh vegetables or firewood across the border, so Martha built a fire – despite being about 90 degrees – and cooked potatoes, onions, carrots and pork chops on the fire.
We ran the air conditioner all night – Sheez!
Really enjoy the postings !! Keep the good times rolling.
It’s a bit tough without the usual internet connections, but we are getting better at figuring it out.
Got up this Sunday morning and was looking forward to an Airstream blog. Hope the airstream and you are okay .
Seeing your comment on the Remington museum and wanting to see the casting process which you associated with your practice brought to mind . You do know that Burl Jones has become a marvelous sculpturer. Sissy and I are the proud owners of four of his limited addition sculptures. Eric has a Remington of four cowboys in full gait. Burl’s is just as good. As you may know, Burl was a friend and college class mate of Ron Thomson who you may remember. Burl gave up dentistry after 25 years and is now a full time sculpter . Now, you have followed suit with your writing and photography.
You guys are just too talented. When you and Martha return, we will have you out to see some of Burl’s work. I would own more but have no place to put them. Check him out at http://www.burljones.com
Discovered late that I misspelled sculptor. Sorry about that. Just not talented.