Monday, June 15, 2009

Rural Health Care Conference

I just checked into the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. I am attending a conferene on rural healthcare. As one friend commented, it is ironic to have that conference here.

I miss my girls already. At least I will get some good pizza tonight. The hotel is fancy.

Palmer House Hotel Room

This was my room.

Palmer House Lobby

This is the hotel lobby.

Palmer House Lobby

The Fresco on the ceiling of the lobby is beautiful.

Chicago art institute 4

One of my favorite Chicago attractions, the Art Institute.  I wish I could have viewed the art this time.

Chicago art institute

Palmer House -- Dinner

The food was very good (and very expensive).

Palmer House Conference Room

Believe it or not, I did attend all the lectures and learned a lot about rural healthcare.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Amanda Spriggs' 5th Grade Graduation

Amanda's 5th grade graduation picture

Last Friday (6-12-2009), Amanda graduated from 5th grade. She is growing fast and Julie and I are very proud of her. I think she may have set a record for the number of awards she won.

Amanda's 5th grade diploma

student government

Amanda's 5th grade honor roll award

accelerated reader program

NC art award

2009 youth art exhibit

President's education award

letter from the president


This last picture was from March, 2009 and shows Amanda's art on display at the North Carolina State Capitol.  Her piece is the lighthouse just above her head.  She has had a wonderful schoolyear.