Yesterday the temperature hit 70 degrees, a glorious day in northern Minnesota for the end of March. Today, the high is predicted to be 25 degrees, of which I have yet to see, the wind gusting up around 30 mph with bizarre scenes of blizzarding snow which accumulates to nothing and then a flash of sunshine. I’ll hunker down inside today.
A quick dash to the National calendar announces the specialties of the day. After a quick run down of my choices for celebration today, the weather forced me to choose a Virtual Vacation Day. This particular day, a Spring Study Day at our university campus, so classes are not held for education students today, makes for a little time to imagine.
My first visit was to the Vatican library. I learned that only scholars are allowed in the library and the Pope is the only person who can actually check out a book! Some of it’s texts are 2000 years old!
The next stop was to Ireland, as yes, it’s still March! The month of the Irish is winding down! I touched down on the coast of Northern Ireland and then took the drone on fly by. Simply mesmerizing.
Finally, I savored the warmth at Whitehaven Beach in Austrailia, and sighed relatively heavy tired wintery breaths.
I’m back, now, to reality.
My little vacation gave my brain a rest and the best part – it was FREE!
I am participating in the 14th Annual SOL 2021 March challenge. For 31 days, I will attempt to write and share a small slice of life from my days. I’ve missed a couple of days, but I’m still at it! If you’d like to read more of today’s slices from other teacher-writers, please head over to twowritingteachers, who have also committed to this challenge.
2 thoughts on “National Virtual Vacation Day #SOL 30/31 ~ 2021”
I love all the National Days! (National Turkey Neck day? Wow- mind blown!) Virtual vacations are really cool. I’m glad you shared some of yours with us and sorry for that big dip in temperature!
Shari, I walked with you virtually and could smell the age of the philosophy and the pages held in those timeless books. Then I ventured along on your drone-guided tour of Ireland. Finally, I relived my time on the Whitehaven beach, which truly does boast the whitest sand in the world. Stunning. Thanks for taking me along on your virtual trip!!!