Carol and I made a quick visit to see sister Julia and her family in New Port Richey this weekend. We left Saturday morning and came back this afternoon.
The stated occasion for the visit was to see a presentation of "No, No, Nanette" at the Richey Suncoast Theatre, where nephew Gregory Paul appears in the chorus. GP works for his dad's law office, but he has devoted part of his free time the last couple of years to the community theater. He has been on the staff of the production team for that period, but this is the first time he has actually appeared on stage. He did a good job!
We also had the opportunity to hear about Julia's new school, Odessa Elementary, where she is the "media specialist." By "new" I mean that the school is not simply new to Julia, it is new period. She worked hard all last summer on the team that opened it last fall. This morning, as we were heading back to the interstate, we went by to look at it, and it is really impressive. Check out the school's website. (The slide show on the home-page includes a photo of Julia: she's holding up a book called Dewey.) Julia's Media Center even has its own webpage. The staff and faculty are divided into teams and Julia's is a Wildcat Wizard, but we knew that. (Seriously, someone worked hard and effectively on that website.)