Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring Break - Scottsdale

It has been years since I have gone on a real spring break. This year we piled up on a plane and headed to Scottsdale to visit my father-in-law. We had a great time!

Activities included the Phoenix Zoo, a train park, swimming pool, shopping and eating out every night at the great restaurants in Scottsdale. We are looking forward to doing it again, maybe next year we can hit some spring baseball too.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bronze sculpture

Bishop Kelly, a local Catholic high school (which happens to employ my wife), recently celebrated the opening of their new commons area (read story here). The creation of these sculpture, designed by one of their teachers Michael Dente, was very fascinating to watch. From the clay modeling (which I was able to touch and push a little clay around) to the installation of the water feature and placement of the bronze statues (I stayed far away from the installation of those heavy statues). The finished product creates a breathtaking entry to the school, and center piece for the student commons area.