After the last discussion of adding cheese to dates to cut the sweetness...went to a tutoring session where I had dates from Medina~which come stuffed with a cardamom seed.
Today was a field trip day to DC~I woke in time to see the sun rise. Got ready and looked out to see my car coated in snow and pounding flakes. But I went over to the school anyway to see who showed up. We ended up heading out and by the time we got off the Metro, it's was brightly sunny.
After a nosh, I guided everyone to see Ms. Julia's kitchen.
Her medal of honor from France.
Replication of a ceiling aboard the Titanic.
Trying to get one group to hold still long enough to pose for a photo.
They really enjoyed seeing all the White House china sets over the centuries and the First Ladies dresses.
|Fresh Ginger soda|
They decided that they were having such a good time that we were going to extend the field trip and head to Georgetown. I was thrilled to end up having a late lunch at The Founding Farmers.
The table was overflowing with fresh, local, organic foods.
Since I'm not teaching tomorrow, I inhaled this pan of roasted garlic~ought to be healthy for a month at least!
As we left, the students gifted me with a rose quartz bonsai tree to celebrate the upcoming cherry blossom festival. A truly lovely day of cross-cultural connection and laughter.