Saturday, October 19, 2013

Canterbury Inn

 I recently had the privilege of staying at this very unique Best Western Inn called the Canterbury Inn & Suites in Coralville, IA.  I am a frequent visitor of Best Western motels and this one in particular will be one I will probably never forget!! Such an awesome ambiance as you walk in and find yourself transplanted back in time to the age of chivalry!  It was a wonderful surprise and as such I had to take the time to walk around and take several pictures - some of which are posted here.  BECAUSE I learned that the BW "powers that be" are mandating a change in the overall look of this particular motel. Soon visitors will probably not be able to walk across this bridge and water wheel upon entering the lower level restaurant.  Probably the two long wall murals will be painted over. The canopy bed I was privileged to enjoy may no longer be part of the furniture found in rooms. Many of the room doors have very unique "coat of arms" decor on them. It will be a couple of years before all the changes are expected to be visible so if such an experience is one you would like to have, you will need to visit this motel soon! 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

skeleton fun

A picture of some of the students who took part in a skeleton building contest. Two teams were given skeleton parts and had to try and arrange them correctly.  First team to complete the task correctly were rewarded with DumDum suckers.  They also cut out paper "bones" and since the weather was nice enough and not windy they hid the bones outside and then had fun trying to find them.  The book that I shared with the students was one called The Bones of Fred McGee by Eve Bunting, a popular author of many.