Friday, January 20, 2012

Worth the wait

This morning my friend Charla called me and reminded me it was the last day of the Architects of Air luminarium sculpture at the Long Center here in Austin.  A few people had been telling me about it and how fun it would be for Mimi.  I said what the heck, and agreed to meet Charla at her house at noon because she lives in walking distance.

Mimi and I made it to library story hour, made a quick trip through the Starbucks drive through for caffeine for Momma and juice and banana bread for Mimi and headed to South Austin.  We got to the Long center at 12:30 and they had froze sales of the tickets until 2pm to make sure they could get everyone in who had paid for tickets. So we waited until 2pm and they only sold 50 more tickets at 2pm and we were in that lucky 50.  We then got in another 1 hour line for the actual luminarium.  Luckily it was a gorgeous Austin day and Mimi just played and ran around until we got to the front of the line.

Let me tell you, this exhibit was well worth the almost 3 hours of waiting in lines. It cost me $8 and Mimi was free.  Luckily Charla had the mind to bring a real camera.  I got some IPhone footage to share, but she got some cool photos of it.  It was this giant inflatable structure lit up inside by naturally by sunlight through artistic slits and shapes.  Very cool.  They only let a few in at a time so it wasn't overcrowded inside at all.  Mimi was in heaven and ran around the place full of imagination, curiosity, and her general exuberance .

After we saw the exhibit, we let Mimi play around on the lawn and hills at the Long center with some new found friends.  Needless to say, she was passed out in the car all the way home and was successfully transfereed to her bed where she's still fast asleep.


Sascha und Karin said...

Wow the pics look amazing. It looks like a lot of fun! I like Mimis dress, its so cute!

Lulu said...

Mimi looks soo grown up in those pictures!