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Returned from China

I'm back from Suzhou, China with 2 weeks of cultural experiences and stories to share. 2 weeks with students from Hosford Middle School who came with a load of field study work and a chance to have a unique experience in the country they have been studying for the past 9 years. I'm honored to have shared the trip with them and appreciate the hard work that went into orchestrating this trip. I'm also very lucky to have been chosen to come. I had to turn in an application that was reviewed by the students and go through an interview before being accepted. I applied the year before and this year I had a sudden job change that could have effected the trip.

I came as a chaperone by day, a watchful eye and protector while they kept me from getting lost or finding trouble. Students guided each other to many sights and historic places including old towns, museums, shopping, religious sights from Islam to Buddhism, modern structures, and did I mention shopping? The students enjoye…

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