This sweet note is from the parent of one of my students, age 14 going on 15.
We were thinking of you when we were hiking at Zion Canyon National Park in southern Utah. Robin LOVED it there--there are lots of ferny plants clinging to the rock cliffs on a trail that goes along (and into) the river--its absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. She took lots of close up photos of flowers and ferns. At one point she commented, "I wonder if Mr. Thomas has ever been here. I can just picture him playing his clarinet in this canyon." I thought that was pretty cool and that you would like to know that she's thinking about clarinet music on a hike in the woods!