Tuesday, July 21, 2009
We rented a cabin at Northwest River Park for 2 nights and got right down to the fun by playing Hungry Hungry Hippos.
Of course we brought a tent to go in our cabin. There was a conspicuous absence of TV. Even on Gary's phone (and he really TRIED.)
Monday, July 6, 2009
I went to Kansas City for a week at the end of June with my students Mike and Tanner (and Tanner's Dad Curt) for the National Skills USA competition. They did a very professional job and came in 7th out of 17 competitors. Mike's Dad even drove down from Wisconsin! We visited the Jazz Museum (where they performed their contest, getting interviews and gathering natural sound) and the awesome WWI museum which is where I took this picture. It just opened in 2006 and is the best of it's kind in the world. I was lucky enough to fall into a tour guided by the museum's former President Carl DiCapo. He is now in charge of procuring items for the museum like the WWI tank and the only surviving Harley Davidson motorcycle from the war.