The evening we got home, we walked up the street to Moya and Tom's (Kathleen's parents) for dinner and it was lovely. We had yummy lasagna and great conversation. Tom (or Big T) is a Physical Education instructor and a rowing coach and we exchanged views about both our countries education systems. It is reassuring to note that we (the US) are not the only country in the world whose teachers are doing their best despite overwhelming odds.
The next day dawned and rested and ready, Kathleen, Clare and I headed out for a day of wild abandonment and retail therapy. Kathleen took us to such fun places and we had a blast.