Last week, I went to the Bay Area for a couple days to catch up with my pop. When we're looking for a good time, we head to the museum.
I grew up in Oakland until I was 12 and the Oakland Museum was one of my favorite places. This is my second visit since its undergone a huge facelift in the last couple years.
Thank goodness they still have the functional art piece that serves as a bench in the lobby. They don't let you climb on it anymore like I remember as a kid, but I am still stunned that it is all carved out of a single piece of redwood.
My dad is a retired foundry man and explains the principles of welding to me as we admired the sculptures. Here he points out the hand cut edge of the metal verses using a machine.
Our lovely view, while he reminisced about Erector Sets from his childhood.
We headed inside, with a bit of reluctance to leave the sun and steel.