You couldn't ask for better weather. It was perfect, bright and sunny with just a slightly perceptible chill in the air. I rode off looking to do something a little different today.
Off I went.
I pulled off the trail at the University Drive trailhead and ran across these young men, Adam and Kyle Wilson. They're TCU student raising money for an 800 mile bike ride to raise money for people with disabilities. If you'd like to donate click on this link and select either Adam or Kyle Wilson.
Next stop was the Modern Art Museum. I had wanted to see the Ed Ruscha exhibit but I decided to wait till next week so I can take my wife with me.
I asked the lady at the front desk if I could take photos. She said as long as I wasn't a member of PETA or some radical organization. She was only half joking. We talked for a bit and she explained that most of the items for sale were from rich peoples' private collections. She said old ladies will call them and say, "My husband just died, will you come get this s**t out of here." I had heard that many of the African big game animals being auctioned were killed in the 1960's and earlier. A special permit is required to sell some of these items.
The only things that I picked up at the flea market were these three pins that will soon be adorning my pannier. Are they actually from the locations they represent? I'd like to think so.
I stopped for a quick meal at the Magnolia Motor Lodge before heading home. By the way, they'll be raffling this car off on May 11th. The tickets are $40. Take a chance!