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Friday, July 30, 2010

"Leaving Gallaudet" by Josiah

It's hard to leave a place that you've been going to half your life.! Every summer I've been coming here and it feels like home. I love gally!

There is the all famus G



i am very very very very sad

Thursday, July 29, 2010


well I'll be a fried egg on the sidewalk....

I did it!! We are DONE!!!

It has been a hot, busy month out here at Gally... with Cheryl forging through the last month of classes and Greg going from State baseball tournaments to as many free museums as possible. He and the kids were supposed to post pictures, by the way, and they just might get to that....
Meanwhile, the Kalers are packing up and ready to head out to phase GOD ONLY KNOWS. The job options in Los Angeles have not panned out, so we are keeping our eyes and hearts open for other possibilities. We just might take you through some of them if you hang with us awhile longer in the journey... we leave Saturday to reunite with Winnie in Kentucky, then are making our way South.

(Yes, its been 100 degrees and disgustingly humid in DC. And we are going SOUTH. Don't you wanna join us??!)

It is with great pride, gratitude, humility and wonder that we have made it this far, and now Cheryl (officially) has a Masters in School Counseling to show for it. I believe I feel a party in the air....

Love n hugs.... the Kalers

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Berea and Bandages....

We've been wanting to learn more about the Appalachian culture while we've been here, so we took a day to visit the artistic community of Berea. It is located in the foothills of the Appalachians and is a town that was built around one of the first biracial and anti-slavery colleges (founded in 1850.) It is a tuition free liberal arts college where students work 10 hours a week to pay for classes. A lot of them make Appalachian crafts, including weaving, brooms, wood working, and making instruments. We happened upon a log cabin porch where there was a group playing dulcimer music... they were super sweet and stopped everything to show the Kalers how its done.

We also scored on some crafty items and a glass bead making demonstration- pure joy for the crafters in the family.. definately a must stop for you fellow travelers out there!

Meanwhile, back at the baseball camp, we took a break from the Louisville Slugger routine and decided to work on our balance.

Guess who worked the hardest??