On Tuesday night, after my conference sessions were over, we met up with our friend Erin. Erin and her husband Bill taught with me in Brevig a few years ago. Erin is now working at a school in Nett Lake, MN. The school she's teaching at also happens to use the same reading program as we do
here in the Bering Strait School District so she was attending the same conference. We had just seen Erin and Bill at Christmas time so it was a special treat to see her again so soon.
We decided to go for a little hike and dinner together. C.O. had scoped out a route and restaurant for us during the day and then took Erin and I on a little tour. We started by taking the cable car to the top of Lombard Street, the crookedest street in America. We hiked down the street and then back up again to Coit Tower. It was getting dark by the time we got to the tower so we didn't go to the top, we just took in the great views of the city from the hill top.
After our walk, we ate dinner at a French restaurant, Piperade. We chose to eat outside and enjoy the relatively warm weather. Locals in general thought it's too cold to eat outside, but we were perfectly comfortable. The meal was amazing! It was a beautiful night, great food and good company . . . an ideal evening.