Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lots of This and That

Monday, while our RV was in the shop, we made our second visit to the Tinkertown Museum. We had been there years ago. It contains a marvelous collection of miniatures, paintings, old things and sculptures made and acquired by Ross Ward.

But before I show you the museum, as a proper RV blogger, I need to report that we have gone out for lunch twice during a stay in Albuquerque. One day we went to Garduno's Mexican Restaurant and enjoyed our meal. After our visit to Tinkertown, we picked up a bite and Burgers-N-More and had a passable lunch.

Since John and I have built and decorated three dollhouses for our granddaughters and one small wall house for ourselves, we are fascinated by what Ross has built. This is a country store.

A blacksmith shop.

One of numerous sayings and quotations mounted on the walls.

I wonder if this is a shotgun wedding?

Ross painted scenery for the circus and county and state fair entertainment booths for many years. The love of the circus carried over into a large part of the museum.

This old sea captain is the masthead on the sailboat "Theodora R," which was retired to the museum. It had been sailed for 10 years by Ross's brother-in-law, Fritz Damler.

This display is part of the exhibit about the boat and the large white headline voices our own experience, traveling the country in an RV.

Here is a slideshow of some more of the exhibits in the museum.

A number of the miniatures are animated. Just look at the detail and delightful movement of these figures. Doesn't it remind you of department store windows at Christmas--years ago?

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