Street View: A Slice of Life Story

15 Apr

Last week, I was driving home from school, when this appeared behind me on the highway.


It’s a  Google Maps Street View Car! I didn’t take this picture, but I really wish I could have taken one. I didn’t because I didn’t have a camera and because it would have been dangerous. I’ve always wondered how it happened and now I have an idea. You can find out if they are near you right now at this link. Wouldn’t that be a great summer job?

Last summer, I ran the ESL summer school at my school. We had 5 teachers and about 150 kids, though we averaged about 125 daily. It was my first time working in an administrative position.. Our program was only half day and I spent most of that half day in the office making attendance calls, dealing with sick kids, making sure teachers had what they needed. I had no secretary; I was the entire office staff. Although I like teaching, working collaboratively with teachers, I am not destined to become a school administrator. It felt too disconnected from the classroom.

This summer, I’m not working. I plan on refreshing and renewing myself. I will travel to Canada to visit my family and my twin sister and I are already starting to make plans. I will read a lot and knit . I will have no driving days when I can only go places on foot.  I will also take my dogs for short walks on hot days and see the world in my own street view.

What will your summer look like?

5 Responses to “Street View: A Slice of Life Story”

  1. arlsvera April 15, 2014 at 5:54 am #

    I love that you saw that car! Who knew? Enjoy your relaxing summer!

  2. arjeha April 15, 2014 at 7:20 am #

    Sounds like you have a perfect summer planned. Enjoy. Part of my summer includes running our Writing Project’s Young Writers Academy during the last week in June. This is something I look forward to every year.

  3. elsie April 15, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

    It’s always great when you can step away from school and renew your soul. Sounds like a busy summer summer for you. I don’t know what I will be doing, still trying to figure it out.

  4. Kathy Douglas April 15, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

    Your summer sounds great! Enjoy every minute!

  5. shaggerspicchu April 16, 2014 at 1:00 am #

    A break from the school environment is just so important to refresh yourself over the summer. Canada is such a wonderful place to spend the summer. I will be doing the same. I am going to be visiting Yellowknife for the first time, I am excited to see that side of Canada. Then of course some quality family and friend time. Unfortunately, I will have to be driving a lot! Too many people to fit in my short visit, in Hong Kong I don’t have a car so I spend most of my year in street view😀

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