Saturday, May 30, 2009

ITALY: too much to blog

I went to Italy last week. I had to, it was for work. Yep, it's rough; an all expenses paid 10 day trip to Rome, Venice, Florence, Pisa and the Cinque Terre. I was a chaperone for my 6th-8th grade class's Spring trip.

Every year all Foothills School classes go on a Spring trip. Every 3 years, the middle school class goes on an international trip. This just happened to be the year. Not a bad year to start working for Foothills.

I have posted many of my pictures on Facebook. It's so easy to post multiple photos there. How do I choose from the 703 pictures I have which ones to post here?

It's really late, and I'm tired, so here is a sampling of my travels...
The Roman Forum
Tasting an Orange from Palentine Hill at the Forum in Rome. It was sour!
Drinking from the fountain at the Spanish Steps. Roman water is so refreshing!

And that all took place during my first 24 hours in the country. I'll have to post more later.

Friday, May 15, 2009

ITALY - Rome

As most of you know, I am in Italy right now. I am here with twenty seven 6th-8th graders from Foothills School of Arts and Sciences. We are visiting Rome, Venice and Florence. We spent the 12-15th in Rome and arrived in Venice today around 2:00 p.m.
Here are some of my favorite shots from Rome... I only have about 350 to choose from.

Day 1:
The Colosseum

The Forum

Mamertinum Prison - The last prison where Paul was held. He wrote some of his letters from here.

Capitol Hill

Trevi Fountain

The Spanish Steps

lots of other amazing places.

Day 2:
The Vatican -
St. Peter's Basilica

The Vatican Museum

The Sistine Chapel

The Pantheon

Walk through Rome and shopping.
and lots of other amazing places.

Check my Facebook page for more pictures.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Rock 'n Roll Ate My Homework - First Gig

Brooklyn is in a band. She plays the electric guitar. She joined Boise Rock School in March and is becoming a rock star.

They named their band last week (Rock 'n Roll Ate My Homework) and performed their first gig at the coolest record shop in Boise on Saturday with 4 other bands. Prior to the gig, they haven't had a singer, but after performing yesterday with their teacher on vocals, Brooklyn has decided that she will step up to the mic for their next gig.

1. Their first song is an "original jam"
2. "Back in the USSR" by The Beatles
3. "Hardest Button to Button" by White Stripes
4. "10 am Automatic" by The Black Keys