I'm sitting here at home instead of school because I can't get rid of this stomach bug. I never know what to eat, so I'm trying water and saltines today. Yesterday I tried going to work and made it through the day but felt awful when I got home.
Anyway, all that whining to get to this-I don't have anything good to read. I finished the second Phryne Fisher mystery a couple of days ago and don't have anything new to read. Don't feel like sewing so I'm just sitting here watching reruns.
But I am feeling better. Maybe saltines are the answer.
I've just got to share the good stuff I read.
I love to read. I read every chance I get. If I read something really good, I want to share it with my friends and co-workers. I make copies of magazine articles, read aloud to my students, tell others about good books I'm reading, and keep a book with me at all times.
I love teaching and learning new things. I need a place to share some of the lessons and what my students and I learn. Since my teaching situation is different from everyone else's in my school, I would like to tell all of you in the blog-o-sphere about these great lessons.
Feel free to share what you are reading, teaching and learning with us in the comments.
Friday, August 3, 2012
"Nobody wants to look at vacation pictures," one of Martin's co-workers once told him. So I won't bore you with all the photos we took on vacation but we were very pleased with this one of both of us in front of Hearst Castle.
This year we made it to a part of California we had not visited before. We flew to San Francisco and stayed a little south of town in a small motel in Pacifica. It had a lovely view of the rocky coastline and the drive into town was easy. The day we arrived we decided to ride the train/subway into downtown. We had no clue how to navigate the fee system but a very helpful BART worker showed us how to buy round-trip tickets. We walked around a very touristy area and ate dinner at a fusion/asian place in a high rise mall. Then we rode back to Pacifica. The BART tickets cost so much we decided that paying to park would be just as economical.
The next day we drove in and parked at Pier 39. We found a double decker tour bus that would show us the highlights of the area. We sat on the upper level around town and across the Golden Gate Bridge. It was foggy and chilly that morning. I was glad I had on a jacket and scarf.
Well, I won't give a blow by blow account of the week. I will just list the highlights: Muir Woods, Napa Valley, Sausilito, twisty Highway 1, Monterey Aquarium, Hearst Castle, Getty Malibu, and Garrison Keillor at the Hollywood Bowl. It was a memorable trip. As always it was also good to get back home.