I had the best intentions
but Life gets in the way....
When I started this blog, I had the idea to post consistently at least once a month. Well so much for that. I will allow myself some grace and blame the kids although really it’s everything. Kids, work, travel, family obligations and on and on.
Can you relate?
I’ve said enough on that. Moving on…
The summer is already 1/2 over. Hopefully you are enjoying yours? We are making the best of it. It’s a break from the regular school year and associated activities for us. The kids seem to like the shift and frankly so do I.
So far this summer, we’ve traveled to Pittsburgh Pa and Provincetown Ma.
Provincetown we do every year for Family Equality’s Family Week which is a gathering of GLBTQI parents and their children. It’s been going on for decades. In fact, I first read about it about 20 years ago when reading a blog written by a gay dad. It was filed as someday/maybe and fast forward, my family look forward to it every year.
Family Week always wraps up with a parade through town. It was HOT this year but it was also wonderful to join with other GLBTQI parents and their kids in a show of solidarity. The town folk, tourists, and police cheer us from the sidelines.
It’s good for the soul.
As for Pittsburgh, I’ve always been a fan of Andy Warhol for his sense of style, command of media, and of course his artwork. When he was alive and in the eye of the storm of NYC arts and culture, it was thrilling to see where he was lending his critical eye and who he was mixing things up with.
Having read a number of biographies on him as well as his own funny as heck book From A to B and back again, I filed away ‘must visit the Andy Warhol Museum’ in Pittsburgh, which is where Andy Warhol was born.
Fast forward a few decades, and we finally made the trip. The Andy Warhol Museum is one of 4 museums in the Carnegie Museum group of Pittsburgh. We got a family membership and visited all 4 the week we were there. They are all so different and our family enjoyed them all.
The Andy Warhol museum though was a very interesting space that was unlike the others. It was uniquely urban and counterculture in it’s energy and presentation.
I felt seen and loved it.
Pittsburgh is a great city and a hidden gem (bonus: it’s very affordable! Sadly, Provincetown is not.).
What really blew me away was the Carnegie Museum of Art. We were taken in by the extensive collection of artists and diverse works. So much art to be immersed in and definitely a museum to see.
That’s it for now. Until next month…stay cool and have fun! Summer is almost over!
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