Sunday, August 17, 2008

Alternators and Altoona

It was the alternator. So a tour that began with electical problems in the home, wrapped up with electrical problems in the car. By August 17, we had come full circle.

Our vehicular emergency required us to make a few changes in our schedule, but fortunately we were able to do so with out canceling any classes. The good folks at Kathy's School of Dance in Curwensville, Pennsylvania rescheduled their Saturday class to Sunday morning. The 9:30 AM class began our special marathon day. Thanks to everyone for getting up so early.

From Kathy's we traveled to Andrea's School of Dance in Bellwood, Pennsylvania, almost smack dab in the center of the state.

Andrea's web page notes that "The studio is near several restaurants, a grocery store, a Dollar Bargain store, and a Kopp Drug Store. There is a playground just across the walk bridge and the library is only one block away." It is also next door to a giant cannon. I assume the cannon in the parking lot has something to do with the veteran's hall across the street and that it is not a warning to students to behave or else. If it is, it seems to have done the trick.

Bellwood was a bit like the calm before the storm.

After this class we headed to the very lively Altoona Dance Theater, which was bustling with parents, teachers, students of all ages and reporters from both the local newspaper and television station.

In fact, you can see the newspaper reporter's photo gallery online.

Thank you to everyone for the warm welcome and the home-baked cinnamon rolls. They will help us with the energy we need for our two last-minute add on classes on August 18.