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... River to LeClaire, Iowa; home location of the "American Pickers" TV show. I've watched the Antique Archeology show numerous times over the years and was interested to see what it was all about. I also, secretly hoped Mike Wolfe and Frank who star in the show might be around, and yes, Danielle too (the nice looking lady with lots of tatooes that coordinate their travels) but, not today. One of the people there said they would be back later in ...
... was considerably colder then we had anticipated. While the kids were preparing Kimberley and I headed to the shops to fetch the requirements for the kids action plans.
The competition that the kids are competing in is called Future Problem Solvers Program International. http://www.fpspi.org/ they love an acronym this company so it is shortened to FPSPI. We are taking 7 students from our school. 4 of them compete in a program call Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS). I ...
... for find the Knox group which was a relief.
Our transfer was on time and we arrived at Iowa State University 45 minutes later (6:20pm). Stupidly we had to check into our room about 1.5km away from our actual accommodation. We were a little less then impressed after a long day then being told the only way would could get there was to walk. With all our bags (My pack alone is probably weighing in at about 22kg) at the moment, one of the kids has a ...
... be a very busy and hectic week but I hope to see all of my Iowa city friends one last time!
My list of things to accomplish while in Alaska
- hike to exit glacier
- hike up Mt Marathon
- kayak on the ocean
- paddle board on the ocean
- see a brown bear
- visit Denali National Park
- go dog mushing
- camp in Kenai Fjords National Park
- learn to like fish
Anything else I should add to the list?!
... fabulous scenery of the area! Plus I will get to spend some time with two of my other besties, Sam and Jared!
Finally I will be whisked away to Thailand to teach English for 4 to 5 months and hopefully experience most of SE Asia on the weekends. BEYOND EXCITED!
In preparation of all of this I just started my online 170 hour TEFL course! I LOVE learning, seriously! ...