JANUARY 19, 2011

What a week! I have taught 510 people how to make an object in eight days. I am exhausted. The highlights for me have to be those adorable little WISH Elementary  School kids. At the end of one class a second grader exclaimed, “I thought I wanted to be an astronaut- but now I think I want to be a woodworker.” That was one of the highest compliments I could receive for my efforts. I showed a class of second and third graders my living space in the van, and they all wanted to know how I slept and drove at the same time. One of the teachers who participated in the woodworking teachers day on Monday at Simi Valley said that driving in Los Angeles was like being in a traffic jam that was traveling at 65 miles per hour.  I thought that summed my driving experience perfectly. I had a wonderful time in Los Angeles. All the people I met were wonderful and very supportive of my project. I drove to Santa Barbara yesterday after teaching 150 plus kids at Simi Valley high School. I stayed over in Lisa and Diane’s driveway. Their house was beautiful . It was on a hillside looking out over the ocean. There were citrus trees everywhere. Everyone has been so great and generous with their time and homes. It is hard for me to imagine I have been on the road this long. It is going so much faster than I thought it would. I traveled up California route 1 today on my way to stay with David and Aileen in Moss Beach. I got to see Big Sur and Monterey. The drive was mesmerizing. I was able to get a few pictures.

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Collaborative Team of Jenn Moller and Beth Ireland
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