Saturday, March 20, 2010

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Not Really Kids Anymore

They are teenagers now. One in college, two in highschool, but we continue to take the kids with. Our latest adventure was over spring break this year, to Curacao, Netherland Antilles. This island nation is home to more than 50 different nationalities. Local residents speak English, Dutch, Spanish and a local dialict called Papiemento. Rich in culture (UNESCO world heritage site) and adventure (cliff-diving, scuba, snorkel, hiking, biking, even riding an ostrich if that tickles your fancy) this island has something for everyone. We stayed at Habitat resort (our 4th visit) which is great for those wanting to be out of the city and have lots of face time with the fishes. More beautiful, centrally located, and expensive is Kura Hulanda - a must-visit hotel, even if you don't stay there. The slavery museum shouldn't be missed.

As part of my new career (getting my doctorate in school psychology) I worked at ISC - the international school of Curacao. Spent 40 hours giving reading and literacy probes to kids from preschool to 2nd grade. Fantastic bunch of polite and well-behaved kiddos. It was a great way to spend my spring break.
Plus I got to jump off a cliff or two, scuba dive once, and snorkel every day after work. I could spend a good long bit of my life that way