Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Good Morning, Baltimore!
Okay, so technically, I'm not in Baltimore anymore, so it's Good Morning, Wyoming, now. While I'm adjusting back to the sub-zero temperatures here at home, here are some of the highlights of Baltimore.
First, what's NOT pictured- I and my colleague were in Baltimore for most of the last week to attend the National Association for Gifted Children's 61st annual conference (Above you can see a variation of what I was wearing all week, and an art installation in the hotel). I tweeted about hearing Jack Andraka, the kid who developed a cancer test that works while the disease is in its earliest stages. He's fifteen and the lives his invention will save is probably countless. Color me impressed. We also heard many other fantastic speakers, and got great information about gifted students that will really help take our work to the next level. Like, 90% of our time was at the hotel the conference was in, that really is what the majority of the trip was, but you aren't hear for the teacher-speak. So...
The rest of it.
I had no preconceived ideas about Baltimore, but seems like it showed us a pretty good time. Baltimore is Babe Ruth's hometown! It also has a Little Italy with some truly delicious pastries. We went to a lot of smaller type museums. So I got to see an aquarium with jellyfish (yay!) and some ancient Egyptian and greek art (YAY!). We ate way too much fantastic food. Work, food, fun, art. Baltimore had a little of everything. So, it's been fun Baltimore. But- gotta admit- being home has it's perks too. I'm off to get puppy cuddles.
P.S. I am working to catch up on blogs and comments, but feel free to share what's been up in your life. I've missed all you online peeps (do we call each other that? No? Then just ignore the faux pas, but share anyway!)