My Top-Secret Seussian Adventure

Meet Cindy’s mom, retired elementary school librarian and world’s greatest Dr. Seuss fan.

Mom with Dr Seuss

Our mission: surprise her for her birthday with a visit to the Hats Off to Dr. Seuss exhibit at the Clayton Lane Fine Arts Gallery in Denver. You might remember me talking about wanting to see the original Cat in the Hat hat a few months ago. (Click here to read that post.) What I didn’t say was that this traveling exhibit was coming to Denver, a mere hour away from where we live!

Cindy and I plotted and planned and managed to keep this a secret until the day for Operation Birthday Adventure finally arrived. And this is what happened:

We led her to the gallery with her eyes closed . . .

We led her to the gallery with her eyes closed . . .


And she was SO surprised when she saw what was in the window . . .

And she was SO surprised when she saw what was in the window . . .

Our mission was a success!

Our mission was a success!

Unfortunately, they wouldn’t let us take any pictures inside. But if you peek through the glass you can see some of Dr. Seuss’s artwork for sale. I don’t know why Cindy wouldn’t let me hold her credit card while we were there. Come on, I wouldn’t have bought everything in the gallery.

And the hats from Dr. Seuss’s collection? Totally awesome!

About flashthecatblog

I am the Professional Mews for Cindy Strandvold, as well as a huge fan of middle-grade books. Which, coincidentally, is the age Cindy writes for.
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10 Responses to My Top-Secret Seussian Adventure

  1. Dot says:

    Flash, wasn’t that trip wonderful!!!! We both need to thank Glen for driving us to Denver. I can’t believe how many great things Dr. Seuss did. His hats were fun to see. I am reading “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine now because it was on a list of 6 books that changed the world. “The Cat in the Hat” is on the list.

  2. Laura says:

    Flash you are brilliant! What a wonderful surprise gift! I know you all enjoyed yourself.

  3. Akoss says:

    That look on her face is so priceless. She looked so surprised and delighted. 🙂
    You guys did a good job.

  4. Kathy Fetzer says:

    I saw a piece about that exhibit in the paper and immediately thought of Dortha! What a great birthday surprise!

  5. pookapicks says:

    Beautiful pictures! She looks so happy.

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