My summer was a perfect balance of adventure and rest. July was spent traveling in Europe on a journey leading to the destination of Prague to attend the International Montessori Congress with some of my fellow coworkers from North Star. We had time to sightsee around the city and the countryside and were filled with inspiring new ideas for working with our children after attending the congress. Before arriving in Prague, I spent some time travelling by train through Switzerland and Austria, enjoying the mountains and historic buildings. The photo is from the top of Mount Rigi near Lucerne, Switzerland. Another highlight was doing a Sound of Music tour by bicycle in Salzburg, one of my favourite movies as a child. August was spent relaxing close to home and enjoying lots of hikes, bike rides and yoga. I’m now rested and eager for the new school year at North Star!