Well, I couldn’t say Rijksmuseum, but our friend, Bjorn, taught me: “rikes” and “museum.” Now I can say it! It’s not really hard at all.
Guess what? René said that our timing is good for visiting here. Know why? Because the Rijksmuseum had been closed for restoration work for — get this — ten years! A whole decade! It re-opened only a year ago. So, we’ve gotten here at the right time. Lucky us.
Inside is a famous painting by a famous Dutch artist. Here I am with the painting; Kai suggested that I take a selfie, and then Papa helped me to take a kind of selfie. As you can imagine, his little iPhone is way to big for me.
The museum had so many paintings to see that we had to stop to eat lunch in the cafe. We sat looking at something Cat called a “mobile.” It hung from the ceiling and the air moved it.
Nona explained that an American artist, Alexander Calder, made this mobile. I guess he enjoyed making mobiles, and he made so many that you can see them in many different countries.
While they ate and looked at the art, Papa stared at a dessert, a green cake. I think he was going to order a dessert.
When he found out the green was “gooey,” he decided not to have dessert. What’s wrong with “gooey?” Sugar and food coloring sound pretty good to me, but, then, I’m just a Plastic Jurassic. What do I know about human food? Give me a nice piece of green plastic jurassic fern, and I’m a happy iguanodon.
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You may be asking yourself, “Who is Solbit?” Solbit is a fictional character, but she is a real plastic dinosaur, sent to us unsolicited in a package we ordered from Photojojo. So, she’s a plastic jurassic. Solbit is short for the four names given her by our grandchildren: Sparkle, Orangie, Lulu, Breakit. We tend to use her given names for when she’s been naughty. Thank you for visiting Tales of a Plastic Jurassic. Solbit likes company and hopes you’ll come back.
You can learn more about Solbit at her About page and in the earlier posts, “Solbit: How I Got My Name” and “Solbit: How I Got to Travel.”