Dawn of the dead, followed by, hey, the rain is going to hold off until this afternoon. We could get a bike ride in this morning. Just a little one, OK? This was going to be a recovery ride. We launched towards the park and slowly rode around it, stopping frequently to take pictures. We got quite a nice haul in the photography department, if I do say myself. We haven’t been in Forest Park for a couple of week, what with last week’s New York excursion, so there were lots of things to check out. The art museum still hasn’t finished its backyard sculpture garden, but it looks like they have made some progress, while we were gone. There were signs to keep off the grass, but there was only bare dirt to be seen. I’m thinking that sod in the next step and that this sculpture garden will not be opening this summer.
It looks like Shakespeare Glen is up and running. This year’s offering is Anthony and Cleopatra. The set is rather Spartan, with just five large, gold, rectangular columns for scenery on a split-level stage. Think kind of Corinthian columns meet Kubrick’s 2001 monolith. A neighbor, just up the block is throwing a huge Egyptian themed birthday party tonight. I’m guessing that the honoree is about as old as the Sphinx. From the curb, it looks like they have really gone all out and I can only imagine what the rest of the house looks like. I asked them if this themed party had a Shakespeare tie-in, but they said no, they had thought this idea up first. We stopped off at the African-American festival that runs all weekend up on Government hill. We were a little early and most of the food vendors weren’t up and running yet. Anne saw that one booth was offering Yassa, but the guy setting up wasn’t ready to serve yet. I grabbed a dollar hot dog from another booth, as consolation. As Anne said during our ride today, living close to Forest Park, really is a joy!