Baltimore - First day
My hotel is nice - turns out that the top several floors are dorms for the culinary school that actually owns the hotel, so that the students are in culinary arts or hospitality training. (And that explains why breakfast is included with the ro... Read more
Panama Travel Blog (photos later)
Panama Travel March 27 to April 5, 2010
Hi all – I know not everyone loves the travel reports, but some people do, so if you don’t like them, well, you can stop.
March 27 – Sabado – We had an uneventful flight to Miami and then on ... Read more
Good hair/bad hair days
Went to the hairdresser today, I needed more color. My natural color was a rich brown with coppery gold highlights - but as the grey has crept in, my hair has looked mousier and mousier. So I'm a redhead at the moment, have been for about 5 ye... Read more
Grammar in the VI
I've been proofreading my students' letters - my favorite today was by a girl who is of stateside parents, and has spent some time there - when she talks to me, she sounds like a stateside child; when she talks to other St. Thomian students, she... Read more
Sometimes I seriously worry about school
I have my students currently writing "postcard letters" to the president. They write a letter on a full sheet of paper, I proofread and correct, they re-write it. Then they draw a picture on the other side. I will mail every letter in a packa... Read more
The agouti is a very common Central American animal - also a rodent, like the capybara, but smaller - maybe the size of a rabbit. And as common as rabbits are in the NE US - we saw them wandering through the niece's back yard!
See what I m... Read more
Hectic but unpacked - sort of
It always amazes me how many steps I add when packing and unpacking. Not that it goes into my cardio, but it does go into my daily/yearly log for mileage.
Anyway, I am unpacked, though I have a pile of stuff on top of my dresser, waiting t... Read more
Tired, it's late, I'll write more tomorrow. Just wanted to tell all my sparkbuds that I'm back safe and sound!... Read more
Panama Day 5
Went out to the Amador Causeway - basically, a 3 mile stretch of road that connect 3 little islands off a peninsula on the south coast of Panama City. Mostly restaurants and shops, but nice walking, pretty marinas, and the Smithsonian Institute... Read more
Days 3 & 4 - Panama
DH and I tend to wander around a lot, so we've been doing some of that. We aren't in the greatest neighborhood, but things are fine during the day and we're taking taxis at night, so while it's safer, well, I'm not getting as many steps as we u... Read more
Panama Day 2
Slept late, had a lovely bkfst (I had the brie, fruit, baguette plate), shopped at an artisan's market wheere I bought a bunch of molas (the applique and embroidery that is made by one group of indigenous people here). Then met the niece and ne... Read more
3/26 - Panama City, Panama
Uneventful flights, despite only 40 minutes between flights in Miami - luckily the two gates weren't very far apart.
Met DH's niece at the airport here, she took us to our hotel, which is modest but nice and cheap! And owned by Israelis! ... Read more
Almost had a panic at the wall today!
I took my first class up to the wall for our new mural today - it's on the outside of the music building, right by the auditorium, and visible across the school.
Armed with yardsticks, tape measure, a ladder, and markers, we trudged across ... Read more
Grrrrrr to credit card thieves!
I received an email today from our credit card bank - there was fraudulent activity on our card. Someone tried purchasing train tickets in Spain with our card number!!!!!!
So - we said that this was not our charge, it was fraudulent. Now ... Read more
DH was being a Fashionista this morning!
DH is a gov't attorney. He's arguing a case (an appeal) before our Supreme Court this morning. And today is the first day that the cases will be filmed and simul-cast on the internet, and then everything will be kept in a law library (sort of ... Read more