When students go back to school, everyone always talks about things they did over the summer. A few teachers might tell their students what they did, but most students don’t get a chance to hear about the cool things teachers saw or did during the summer break.
Therefore, a few teachers were asked about their summers-- if they went anywhere in Missouri, and if so, where they went.
Mrs. Borcherding responded by saying, “I did a lot of day trips with my kids. We visited the St. Louis Art Museum, Magic House, Missouri Botanical Garden, Shaw's Arboretum and a lot of orchards to pick fruits. We also visited a lot of different bakeries in St. Louis, like La Choquette-- my kids love their brownie pops.”
Mrs. Oelrichs responded with, “I took my kids hiking at Meramec State Park, Elephant Rocks State Park, and Taum Sauk Mountain State Park.”
Mrs. Hausmann said, “My husband and I took our kiddos to the Legoland Discovery Center and the Sea Life Aquarium in Kansas City.”
Some teachers went out of state during the summer. Here’s where some of them went.
“Yes, Tampa, FL,” said Mrs. Oelrichs. “Ava competed in the AAU Gymnastics Age Group National Championship, which was held at the Tampa Convention Center. We stayed in Indian Shores, FL, and spend several days enjoying Tampa and the beach!”
Mr. Pruessner, who traveled to Washington, D.C., said, “My mom hadn't been to D.C. before and she really wanted to go after hearing me and my siblings talk about it so much from Senior Trip. It also has a lot of museums and a zoo that my nieces really enjoyed.”
Mrs. McCroskey answered the question with, “I went to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Also, Reykjavik, Iceland, as well as traveled all over the UK.”
She continued by saying, “My trip to the Dominican Republic was seriously lucky. My best friend works for a luxury homes company, and a perk of being their accountant is that she gets a free week stay at any resort every year. She chose a villa in Punta Cana and invited all our best friends, so I spent a week just after last year ended in the sun on the beach with my favorite people in the world. It was the best way to end a school year ever. I'm currently trying to determine the legality of squatters' rights so that we can all claim the house as our own forever.”
“And the Reykjavik, Iceland, trip was for my honeymoon!” she went on to say. “We stopped there for 4 freezing days on our way to the UK to see my husband's family and friends and celebrate a second wedding reception over there.”
There were also some unforgettable moments for teachers this summer. For instance, Mrs. McCroskey will remember having her wedding and Mr. Tucker will remember taking his son Robert to his first fireworks display on July 4th.
It sounds like some of the teachers had some fun during the summer. Hope the year started well for all of you.