Tuesday, March 18, 2014


We just finished our spring break and it's back to business as usual (or maybe unusual since we need to remember how to teach/learn again). I got to go to Italy for a week and LOVED it (how could you not). 

We went to Rome, Siena, and Cinque Terre. 

Cool Rome Things: 
* You can just walk around town and be simultaneously hit with modern and ancient structures. 
* Catacombs.
* Pantheon.
* A mix of tourists from ALL over and chic locals going about their business.

Cool Siena Things:
* Panforte Panpepato!
* Medieval Buildings.
* Gorgeous churches.
* Great streets to walk around and observe and see the doors.

Cool Cinque Terre Things:
* Views.
* Trails to walk on between towns.
* Water.
* Hills.
* Easy trains between the 5 towns.

* I love Duolingo and promise to be Italian-Fluent soon .... you know, like my "people" (or future people ... or people wannabes).

* Hey Roman Bus Driver, just because it's the 1,000th time you've been asked this question, it's just my 1st time asking it. Sorry to make your eyes roll.

* Hey badly-chaperoned students coming back on the plane from NYC, no one wants to hear about EVERYTHING about you all the way back home. Use your inside voices so that only 2 or 3 people around you can hear.

* Dear US coffee sellers, I think a field trip is in order to learn how to make non-bitter coffee.

* Dear TexMex food, thank you for the tradition of being our first delicious meal back when we return from "non Texas".


  1. Wow, Italy! I hope to go one day too with my family when my kids are old enough to appreciate the trip and survive the plane ride. Sounds like you had a great trip. Anastasia Martin EDM 510 Blog

  2. Welcome back! Glad you got some R&R! Only one more quarter to go, right?!?

  3. Thanks. It was wonderful, and I recommend it highly and we we are in the home stretch!