I got up early enough to get in a 3 mile walk for Balt before heading out to Chicago for our annual Spring Art Field Trip. This year was a bit different as we only had one bus, the bus of love, going to the Art Institute and two other buses with Geof and Josh-- the bus of life and power-- to the Field Museum. I was very excited to see the Van Gogh's Bedrooms show which was quite crowded and rather warm, but very good. It was the first time I had realized he had painted 3 paintings of his bedroom, all very similar but different. I am always inspired when going to the Art Institute and of course I'm eager to get back to making art after a 6 month hiatus. Of course our day was perfect except for the traffic. I enjoyed sitting with Grace and chatting about life. I ended the ride home with season 2 of the Simpsons and it was fun to hear a lot of laughter. It had been a long time since I had seen those shows. I came home exhausted, having gotten in 8 miles of walking in!