Thursday, September 25, 2008

let's go for a drive, shall we?

For my job as a teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired, I drive a lot. I teach students at their schools, and one of my students who I see twice weekly is an hour away. I love it. I'm lucky enough to be working in the area I grew up in, and I remember driving past this lovely house when I was a kid. There used to be a doll house in the middle upstairs window, which looked like the house itself. It's one of my favourite houses along the way, and I thought I'd share.
The mysterious headless driver was following me for much of the drive the other day. Seriously, I could not catch a glimpse of an actual person. Just the space above the headrests where a head should have been.
And this little former-store is the reason I took my camera along. It's been closed for awhile now, but that's the Bay of Fundy you can see in the background, and it's just a neat looking place. Really, I am so lucky to have such a beautiful area to travel in. At least three of the schools that I visit have ocean views from the classrooms, and I get to drive in a quiet area with little traffic. How idyllic is my province?


Anonymous said...

i grew up in NS and i miss it dearly!!!! i would love to move back one day.

Anonymous said...

Just stumbled on your blog a while ago...

My brother is visually impaired and he has excelled because of the work teachers like you do!

Great work!


Goatmeal_Crisp said...

Where is the yellow house? I don't recognize it.

For some reason elderly drivers around here frequently crash into pharmacies. A radio show I listen to started an informal campaign to make regular driving tests mandatory for the elderly, who they also describe as "q-tips" -- so shrunken that you can only see a hint of white hair over the wheel.

I guess I am a q-tip, minus the white hair and driving into pharmacies.