Work has been pretty intense for both of us lately, but we have made two recent trips in the midst of it all. We went to San Francisco to see Karin's aunt, then took the train to Truckee to go cross-country skiing at Northstar. We also went to New Orleans where the American Educational Research Conference was held. I went to a bunch of sessions (it's an exciting time in educational policy research - scary - but exciting) and we both enjoyed (or were at least amazed by) the French Quarter.
See the link to the left for the the Flickr web page where I've posted a bunch of pictures from the trips.
And click THIS LINK for a You Tube video of a musician we saw. She was unique, a little haunting, and memorable. We saw her at night on an unpopulated corner down Chartres Street, northeast beyond Jackson Square.