We woke up bright and early today because we still had about 6 hours of driving left before Boise, and a 3:30 workshop. The drive was beautiful, and while Eugene took his usual place in the driver’s seat, I proceeded to spend 6 lovely and fruitless hours on the phone with Verizon customer service, trying to find a way to track our hotspot data usage.
As I was stress eating my 4th bagel, we decided to pull into a weigh station to see just how bad the damage was.
But by the time we exited the highway in Boise, we were kinda tired. Eugene from driving, and me from being on hold for about 5 hours 59 minutes. But then we saw this sign as we rolled into the Victory Branch Library parking lot:
And from that moment, we knew it was going to be a good workshop.
Travis’s all out press push and boundless enthusiasm had worked, and we ran our largest ever workshop (44 students) with the least forward planning (24 hours) and the fewest team members present (2 of us) and it was great! Thanks to the help of volunteers Haley and Austin, we were able to accommodate a parking lot full of kids and parents. And at the end of the workshop, we had our very first sticker ceremony where Travis placed the library’s owl logo on the back of the truck.
To celebrate not dying, Eugene and I treated ourselves to some Basque food at Bar Gernika in Boise. We had pudding. It was good.
But after a quick stop at the Capitol, it was time to head northwest towards a 4th of July barbecue in Seattle!
I’m basically sleep typing right now as I sit in our hotel room in Richland, WA next to the Columbia River, so stay tuned for more pictures!