Thursday, April 21, 2005

Montreal trip

Here we are in front of Montreal's Notre Dame Basilica. Mike presented a paper at the American Educational Research Association's annual meeting, and Hallie came to cheer him on. We stayed at a B&B close to the Latin Quarter and took in all the fun sights and sounds of the city. Mike really enjoyed the feel of Montreal. It reminded him of Buenos Aires. We stayed for a week and toured around Old Montreal, took a bus tour, visited the botanical garden and Olympic Park, and ate way too much good food (poutin, smoked meat sandwiches, shwarama, fine fare, working folks' fare, etc.). We also did a lot of (Hallie thinks too much) walking to work it all off. Alas, or trip ended too quickly, and it was back to the old grind with renewed energy. Mike benefitted from listening to so many researchers that jazzed up his interest in the work of educational leadership, and for that we are grateful. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Butterflies go free

This is a picture from the Montreal Botanical Garden. They are running an event called "Butterflies Go Free" where one of the greenhouses is dedicated to emrging butterflies from all over the world. You walk in and you see Owl, Monarch, and several other types float through the air, eat using their long straw mouths, rest, and otherwise just be. Pretty fascinating. Posted by Hello

Montreal Olympic Park

another experiment Posted by Hello

We trekked up to the Olympic Park and took in the sights and the Botanical Garden.