Monday, March 10, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
We all read headlines about what is right and wrong with education, hear sound bites about education, and are bombarded by people outside the field wondering what is happening in our classrooms today.
It is tough to be a teacher today. One reason it is tough is because high stakes testing take precedence in our classrooms and schools.
It is tough to be a student today because there is reading at home, homework, sports, family time, and other activities to squeeze into a time called life.
It is tough to be a parent today because when trying to work, provide, be there , help with homework, cheer on the sports, create family time, and add on other activites.. it is tough.
There are no clear answers. We all just keep plugging along doing the best we can. Teachers, students, and parents.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
We made a decision that day to visit a part of the Selkirk Loop each month. On Janurar we enjoyed the beauty of Bonner's Ferry, Sandpoint, and Priest River.
One of the surprises of our trip was Connie's Cafe in Sandpoint. When I was growing up in Kellogg, Connie's Cafe was well-known in our parts. When sports teams traveled in that area, they always got to stop at Connie's Cafe. I heard stories of the great food, but never got to visit the cafe.
Connie's Cafe changed hands, closed for awhile, but now has new owners. We had breakfast there on our trip and really loved the diner atmosphere. The decor was perfect and the food was amazing. It is part of the La Quinta Hotel in Sandpoint, so it made sense to try it since we were staying there . We want to return to try lunch or dinner.
If you are interested in more information on the International Selkirk Loop you can go here: http://www.selkirkloop.org
In February we traveled the Canadian part of the loop. Next we want to observe the tundra swans in Cusick and Usk in March.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
When we travel we often stay close to home.
We search for places that we can relax and retreat.
JEJ and I load up the rig, the dogs, cameras, food and drink and hit the road.
Our destination last week was Osoyoos, B.C. Such a great choice.