Red Bay…a fantastic town with fantastic hospitality!
I don’t think I can emphasize enough how much of a good time I had in Red Bay. I met lots of people (thanks to my hosts, Wade and Blanche Earle) and had a fantastic time in the classroom.
Usually I’m in a class for one or two periods, depending on what the school asks for, but I ended up in the Basque Memorial 7-9 class for three periods (just like in Rigolet!). The third period was intended for finishing up the final drafts of the stories they’d been working on for the other two periods. Most of the class finished early on in the third period, so we started talking about interviews and then the students held mock interviews with each other after coming up with a bunch of questions they wanted to know about their classmates. We listened to them afterwards, at a slow speed like I would if I were typing my transcripts at Them Days.
Well, that was probably the most fun I have had in a classroom yet! I think we all had tears in our eyes from laughing so hard.
I think I also learned more about Red Bay than I did about any other town I was in. If you’re a history buff, I highly recommend a trip to Red Bay! I know I will be back some day for a vacation. There is lots to see and do!
The only part about visiting Red Bay that was less than perfect was calling up the office to hear that somebody had broken a window at Them Days over the weekend, probably in an attempt to burglarize the place! It’s bad enough to hear about people breaking in anywhere, but at a charity? That’s especially low. 😦