Ashley and Brittany Hill
As Brittany and I celebrate American Legends in pursuit of the American Dream, we headed to one of America’s snowiest cities in our Jeep Wrangler to highlight a variety of classic American performances.
We found ourselves in central New York, in the beautiful city of Syracuse. We jumped in our snow covered Jeep Wrangler to explore The Everson Museum of Art, the first museum devoted to collecting American art. The museum was designed by I.M. Pei, who designed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. and the new addition to the Lourve in Paris. The Everson Museum of Art also has one of America’s best ceramic collections. Our personal favorite part of the museum is the Art Zone, an interactive children’s gallery where children can create and display their own clay sculptures. Children are also invited to explore and have fun with the portrait station, by dressing up in costumes and taking photos with images from the museum’s collection.
After exploring the architecture at Syracuse University, we trekked to the Palace Theatre to see one of America’s favorite jam bands, Railroad Earth. As we stood in front of the stage, a man commented on how amazing it is that people can communicate through their musical instruments. He had mentioned that he had traveled to a variety of their shows in his Jeep Wrangler because there is just something so “charismatic” about the group’s ability to play live music! The venue was filled with a vibrant energy that brought everyone to their feet!
After the show, Brittany and I talked about the live elements of performance, and how creative self-expression is a vital part of life. Everyday can be a simple performance, depending which stage you walk on or which road you drive on.
With a foot of overnight snowfall, we were very thankful for our trusty Jeep four-wheel drive and optimal ground clearance in our Wrangler! We headed to The Syracuse Stage to see the American story of “The Whipping Man.” The play examines the moment at the end of the Civil War. The actors did a beautiful job sharing a story of our American history.
As we plan our next adventure in our Jeep Wrangler, we want to pay tribute to these amazing artists that help give life to the American Dream.
Until next time…
Get ready to hit the stage!
We’ll see you soon!
Ashley & Brittany
The Jeep Girls