The end of July we went to Bridgewater, MA where I tested in the Pre-Alpha level of skating in the ISI system. I did this so I can compete in October. Before we got to Bridgewater, we went to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA. It was a great place. The museum had a basket exhibit which I wanted to see. I used to weave baskets so I found the exhibit really interesting. This basket is by Katherine Lewis. It is willow and the technique she used to make was rope coil randing and twining.
We also saw Tom Kiefer: El Sueño Americano – The American Dream which was photographs of the various personal items, food and other materials that are taken away from immigrants and refuges who are being held in a detention camp in Texas. This was a very powerful and disturbing exhibit. One of the items people have to give up is condoms.
In August we went to Maine for a few days. We stayed in Casco, right on one of the lakes. We took a couple of hikes with some beautiful views. It was a lovely relaxing time with the whole family. It already feels like was a long time ago.