Sunday, August 13, 2017

Summer Break

I am very close to earning my Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Grand Canyon University. One of the requirements is student teaching: 7 weeks in a birth to PreK setting, 8 weeks in a K-3rd grade setting. Lolly was kind enough to allow me to complete my preschool practicum at Sheldon Jackson Child Care, so my entire summer break was spent in Sitka!

It was wonderful to reconnect with long-time friends and enjoy the amazing scenery and cooler weather.

Highliner coffee after mass with Michael and Charles

Kenny's Wok & Teriyaki with Vicki.  Love that she still has that shirt!

Sitka Hotel after the Summer Music Festival Cafe Concert with Carolyn.

Just another beautiful view of Sitka.

Waiting for Community Ride at Sea Mart

Ready to participate in the 5K with Jennifer

Herring Cove

Post 5K treats at Grandma Tilly's.  Cake by the ocean.

Flower garden at Crescent Harbor.

Morning coffee.

More Crescent Harbor views.

View from O'Connell bridge (walking to the airport to meet Chris!)

Chris is back from her trip!

St. Michael's as seen from the middle of the road.

Relaxing on the lawn at the Pioneer Home with Rosie.

Outside Bridget's house.

Heather and me.

Pizza Express with Karlee

St. Michael's again

Downtown Sitka

Boats in the sun

Harbor Mountain hike with Steve, Charles, Chris and others 
Harbor Mountain - amazing views in every direction

Pioneer Bar after our hike

Only Fools Run at Midnight solstice 5K with Jennifer

Fun evening with the Steffes family

Eagles are everywhere

Eagle on top of St. Michael's

Crashed the book club meeting at Baranof Fish Market with Jaye, Tracey, Anne and Kelly.

Rockwell Lighthouse from Castle Hill. 
Back on Harbor Mountain for Charles' birthday

Happy Birthday, Charles! 
And the clouds roll in

Totem Park beach with the Evans and O'Donnell families

Paying back -- they're putting coins in the money bear


Annie is stumped

It's a humpie

Totem Park after our walk

Morning coffee with Chris

S'Mores with Michael, Jackie,  
Last breakfast in Sitka -- Cinnamon rolls from Grandma Tilly's

Last walk in the rain with Chris before my flight

Bye, Sitka!

Deb was kind enough to pick us up at midnight at Sky Harbor.

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