PREMIER DENTAL N EWS L E T T E R
Highlights From Our Winter Trip to the Steel City PITTSBURGH ADVENTURES
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Every year, my husband, Peter, and I spend two weeks away from our dental practice. While we love our patients and appreciate the trust they have in us, the time that we spend away from our practice gives us the energy to keep improving it. Peter and I typically take one week off in July and another in December. We relish the time we get to spend together, when we know we can enjoy each other’s company without feeling like we have to fill every moment with something exciting. Sometimes staying home is the best vacation we can ask for, other times we’re out exploring. Our trip to Pittsburgh this past December with our son Raj was the perfect opportunity to do just that! Rather than bog down our schedule with planned activities — which would be counterproductive to our goal of relaxation — we decided to explore Pittsburgh spontaneously. We do have a general formula for each trip, though, and try to see something science-related, visit an art museum, or tour something historic. Going into our vacation, we really only knew Pittsburgh as the home of the Steelers, which we love. Being from New York, we generally root for our homegrown teams, but it’s hard not to love the Steelers, too. But beyond its NFL fame, we learned that — as large as Pittsburgh is — it’s not as crazy as New York can be. Instead, it has all the vibe of a large city, only more compact, and sometimes even relaxing and relatively quiet. As an artist, I had to check out the Andy Warhol museum, which features six floors of his work. I really enjoyed this particular museum for how it took me out of my element. I’m normally a classical art surveyor, rounded out with a hint of impressionism, cubism, and surrealism. But Andy Warhol’s Pittsburgh upbringing is emphasized in the industrial, blue-
collar feel of his paintings. It was amazing to not only take in these paintings but also
see photos of him as a kid, with his family, and
even at Carnegie Mellon — a place we happened to visit as well!
• 1 WWW.BORDENTOWNDENTIST.COM As a whole, Pittsburgh was a great backdrop for our last week away from the office in 2018. So far we don’t have any trips planned for 2019, but we’re excited to see what the year has in store — even if it includes short staycations at home. —Hema Gopal, DMD At Carnegie Science Center we geeked out on all the cool facts and interactive exhibits at the site. The center is geared for all ages, with various exhibits featuring Lego sculptures and robotics. We even watched as a robot acted like a basketball player and shot a basket. Another place we enjoyed was the Phipps Conservatory, which boasts a very extensive botanical garden. The conservatory featured an amazing light show across all the trees, flowers, and buildings, and the glass works were lit up beautifully. It was a wonderful display to immerse ourselves in. Shown above is a picture of us at the Phipps Conservatory.
CHARLENE LORI PRACTICE MANAGER PETER
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