Tonight, we had an informal get-together for some of us teachers who know each other through blogging or e-mail groups, but had never met in person.
We carpooled over to Albuquerque’s Old Town, where we stopped first at the San Felipe de Neri church, the oldest surviving building in Albuquerque.
After that, we walked over to Church Street and made our way to Church Street Cafe, where we had reservations for dinner.
The restaurant was a quaint, southwestern-styled place that actually extended quite a ways back into some large eating areas. Too bad they didn’t have any more outdoor tables available – it was a perfect evening to dine alfresco!
Here’s a shot of our group, all hailing from various parts of the country, but enjoying this wonderful occasion to meet together and discuss all things teaching…and lots of things not-so-teaching-related!
We all enjoyed the New Mexican cuisine while conversing and getting to know each other better. Truly, one of the best parts of coming to conferences like this is seeing old friends and meeting lots of new ones. Everyone is eager to share helpful resources and exchange ideas that have been successful in their studios. I jotted down several notes with ideas gleaned from our conversations and look forward to implementing them in my own teaching. What a fun evening!