Wednesday, July 26, 2006

This is the Montgomery clan’s fourth year to attend the Santa Fe Suzuki Institute Summer Camp. We all take up residence at the apartments on the campus of Santa Fe College, where the camp is held. Santa Fe is about 7000 feet above sea level and us flat landers get a little tired and short of breath, especially the grandparents. The sun is intense at that altitude but the temperatures are cool in the evenings and it is the rainy season so you can count on clouds and thunderstorms in late afternoon. Some of these can be fairly severe with wind and hail. The weather is a welcome relief from the sweltering heat of Central Texas.
The families occupy three apartments with two bed rooms per apartment. The grandparents apartment is shared with the Wright family and it is grand central station where everyone comes between classes for breaks, practicing and fun.
Shakespeare would have a great time in the grandparent’s apartment. He said that the world is like a stage with everyone making their entrances and exits. That is sure the case with us. Each day is a different act and there are many scenes each day with most of the play in our apartment. The play is filled with every human emotion ranging from; sorry, when we were informed about the death of a friend to anger when we were informed about the resignation of a valued nurse practitioner in the Radiology Departrment. We experience the full spectrum of emotions; fear, depression, anxiety, happiness, but mostly joy of being together.
Santa Fe is such a great place; fabulous food, magnificent art, history, and almost ideal weather. In the past we have gone to the opera, chamber music concerts, museums and explored places like the Indian ruins at Bandelier and the making of the atomic bomb at Los Alamos. The kids love white sands but mostly the adventure and learning which goes on at the Suzuki camp. Just hope we have more to come.


Blogger Michelle Wright said...

Amen on the more to come!

9:04 PM  
Blogger Michelle Wright said...

Thank God for Ms. Andrea!

9:05 PM  

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