At every large educational conference I’ve attended, some of the vendors have receptions, breakfasts, or other events that require an invitation. Since I don’t have any of my school district’s money to spend, I don’t usually get invited to these things. Fortunately, I know people who do and, sometimes, they pass the invitation along.

That’s how I found myself sailing down the Mississippi River last night, with a couple hundred other guests, courtesy of a company that I’m not even sure what they sell. The food on the boat wasn’t all that great but the people were…

… and so was the view!