The Globetrotting Meghan

The Globetrotting Meghan

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Faire!

So, we had a great deal of fun at the Renaissance Faire. I got a crown, which I love. Lisa got her hair braided this year, and Tim finally found a green cloak. He was very excited. I also found some beautiful Celtic jewlery. It was nice to get out and do something fun.

Friday, July 10, 2009


So we have come to the end of the PEOPLE summer session. It has been a crazy three weeks, but certainly enjoyable. And the teachers that I worked with this summer were a lot of fun. Thought you would like to meet them.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Expeditions in Sailing

Since my camera actually did work for this part...

The Camera Battery just HAD to die...

So we went sailing today. It was amazing amounts of fun. I'll be posting pictures as soon as my camera battery charges. Because, of course, it had to die just when the real fun started.

We had arrived safely back to land and were putting away the sails when quite suddenly the ground that had previously been under my feet no longer was. I'm quite thankful that our pier is built over rocks instead of over water. Otherwise when I fell through it I would have landed in a large quantity of extremely cold water. Instead I just managed to wedge myself in between the two broken pieces of the pier. Took some finagling to get me out. Sadly, because my camera had only moments before declared its inability to take any more pictures, I do not have photographic evidence of this. It would have been hilarious.

I'll leave it up to your imaginations...

P.S. Wedging yourself in between two pieces of a broken pier really hurts. I'm expecting my entire leg to be black and blue in the morning.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Experiments in Sailing

The teachers I have been working with spent the afternoon testing their math skills by racing sailboats of their own creation. There were quite a few interesting, not to mention hilarious, things that resulted from this. Enjoy the pictures.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Windy City

Last Saturday I went with two friends to go and play in Chicago. We spent most of the day in the Chicago Institute of Art and then went to the Sear's Tower and Navy Pier, an carnival area. It was great fun to finally get to do some of the touristy things in Chicago. Usually when I go I have a specific thing to see and don't have time for much else.

The view from the top of the Ferris Wheel.

We got to ride the Ferris Wheel as the sun was setting. It gave us a great view of the Lake and the City Skyline.

One of the views from the top of the Sear's Tower. You can see 50 miles in every direction.

Serat's Sunday on La Grande Jatte. It is one of my favorite pieces of art housed by the Chicago Institute of Art. (Unfortunately, my favorite was in storage when we went. Just means I'll have to go back some time.)

The most unusal fountain I have ever seen. We stood around for 30 minute so we could see the water come out of their mouths. The rest of the time the two faces just sat there smiling and blinking. Very weird.

A trip to Chicago is never complete without getting your picture reflected in the Bean. Chicago really does have some of the weirdest pieces of art. There was also a giant red dinasour and a large statue that I'm fairly sure was obscene...