Dinosaurs, bookstores, and curling…
…in Winchester, VA and Madison, WI.
Spent an excellent and badly-needed weekend in Winchester, where we visited Dinosaurland, a 30+ years old garden of hilariously ugly dino-statues (with the occasional giant gorilla or praying mantis thrown in for good measure.) I firmly believe that this is essential viewing for every American. Cyrus and Brit attempted to revive a fallen sauropod via tag-team CPR.
For various boring reasons, we then drove to Charlotte and flew from there to Madison, land of beer, cheese, and excellent bookstores. I have never loved a bookstore quite the way I love A Room of One’s Own. Was especially thrilled to pick up a Vandana Singh novella.
Also, learned to curl(!) on the home turf of the U.S. Olympian women’s curling team:
We’re sort of tentatively planning to visit the House on the Rock (from American Gods!) tomorrow, which is about an hour west in a region called, no shit, the Driftless.