The big talk in my classrooms on Friday was all about the weather. It was kind of like I was trapped in an ESL textbook from the 70s or 80s. I enjoyed the irony….for a few minutes at least. Then, I wondered if the students would see the whole thing in a positive or negative way.
When you travel, is weather or other natural phenomena part of the experience? Certainly for Canadians the appeal of most winter travel seems to be escaping winter. I can’t tell you how many travel brochures and posters pitch the very idea all the time. I am escaping to Costa Rica for a couple of weeks–but the idea was more adventure rather than a change in weather, welcome though that may be.
There are some of us who would travel with the snow to get in some more skiing, though. I have often contemplated another trip to Banff to ski those slopes again. I have even considered destinations farther afield in search of beautiful slopes.
As it is, the temperature does not appear as cold as they were predicting, and I expect snow for winter. Again, I don’t know how the students will take it, but hopefully some of them will take some interesting pictures to share on Instagram or maybe even a brave few will take some videos. Maybe I could get a few of them to come and brush off the car.