Sunday, October 19, 2008

dog friendly

I love Bozeman, Montana!!! It could be known as Dog Friendly capital of the world.
We made the trip to see Luke. Luke knows the town like he's been there for years. He showed us around: partly Bronco, partly Red Rocket, and partly on foot.

Here's where Luke got us a great price on a hotel that had a spectacular free breakfast. Heidi gave me her bacon. (Don't tell Gerrit) (Don't tell Heidi Gerrit gave me some of his)

The bed wasn't bad. Heidi said the floor wasn't too bad either.

We walked around the downtown area and campus the night we got there. It's a wide open place with lots of grass and other friendly dog and dog owners.

The next morning, we picked Luke up from Rowskie Hall and headed for our first big adventure: hiking to the M on the mountain.

This is what Bozeman looks like from the M. If you look closely you'll see where Luke lives. He says that it is one of the tallest buildings in the whole state of Montana.

After grabbing some lunch we went for a drive up a beautiful canyon--Hylite--I think it was. We stopped to eat our lunch at a big reservoir. Heidi thinks Bozeman could also be known as Picnic Table capital of the world and she was happy to enjoy one of thousands that can be found in Bozeman.
My favorite part was fetching lots of sticks in the beautiful blue chilly water.

Even though Luke said I was 100% wet he let me cuddle up to him on the way down the canyon. That's one of the many reasons why I love Luke. With that--we were back in the car and headed back to SLC.

P.S Luke--please call really soon in need of a hiking buddy. I'll be eagerly waiting.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

gone shoeless

Heidi's class earned another 100 points. Each time they do they get a reward. Their reward this time was a Super Sock Day. (This was Gerrit's idea.) So on Friday when they got to school they took their shoes off before they started the day. Heidi had no idea what she was in for.

The kids went crazy. Who knew the effect shoes had on eight year olds. I personally would never want to wear them but I think from now on second graders should. A regular routine like leaving their desks to come and sit on the floor turned into an escapade of turning, sliding, and jumping.

After about 5 minutes of this craziness Heidi told the class that the rules were still the rules even if they didn't have shoes on. She told them that if they couldn't follow the rules, then they would have to put their shoes back on. That idea seemed dreadful and they started behaving better. It was still a struggle to stay calm--but they made it through the day.

Maybe they were also hyped up because of the McTeacher night from the night before. All the North Star teachers worked at McDonald's to raise money for the school. So many families came. It could have possibly been just as crazy as Super Sock Day.