We thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing weekend at Seaside, Oregon last week. While the weather behind this stump looks very dramatic, we did have dry pavement and warm sun on Saturday morning which made for some fabulous roller blading on the promanade. If you have never been to Seaside, I would highly reccommend it for: strolls on the beach, flying kites, lots of shopping (an outlet mall is in town, skating and bike riding (also those low riding bikes for on the beach), plenty of little shops for every age, and lots of good restaurants. Also there is historical significance; Lewis and Clarks' sltworks is in this town. In summer they do a reenactment of how they boiled the ocean water for the salt; and a state park and the Lewis and Clark Trail are close by too.
My blog's title originated in July 2004 as I was preparing to send my then 16 year old daughter to Annecy, France as an exchange student. It was to be a 10 and 1/2 month separation that I was sure I could not endure. BUT, thanks to the internet and blogging I survived her adventures outside of our 'nest'. Once she returned, I thought of changing the title but realized that 10 and 1/2 Months was a fitting description of the cycle of my teaching life too. Now that I am retired the days and months have much less structure but the title remains out of nostalgia for my teaching days.