Elizabeth and I just returned from Hampton, Virginia. The crab cakes and oysters were phenomenal! What a trip.
On the 9th of July, the city unveiled their 400th Anniversary Monument. The city was founded in 1610 and is the oldest continuous, english speaking community in America. We met with the Committee and were later taken out for a day on the town by our host, Jim Wilson. It didn't stop there. The next day we visited Norfolk and the Battleship USS Wisconsin... that was special as Jim's father served aboard her during WWII. He donated his Officer's Saber to the ship's museum. Then it was dinner and drinks at the hotel with Jim and his lovely wife, Liz. We stayed next to the old city wharf, which is also where the statue is located. It had been installed by Tom Schrey from Artworks Foundry the day before we got there, and needless to say, that all went well.
It is my first monument on the East Coast and I must say, I am one proud sculptor! Thank you Tom, Jim, Liz, Erin, Mike and the wonderful citizens of Hampton!