Last year, at the Rethinking Education Conference, they had an area where you could take apart and rebuild new toys. I thought this was genius and such a creative way to recycle old toys!
At the Conference, Joe created our family mascot happily named, "Charlie Turtle". (He is made from two toys, a Ninja Turtle and a Charlie Brown figure.) He has been with us on every trip in the last year and Joe takes great delight in documenting Charlie's adventures.
If you ever see us on location, you can ask for Charlie's autograph.. He'll be happy to give it to you...
My favorite is at the Japanese restaurant. Our chef, Tom (yes Tom!) laughed at Charlie as he prepared our meal. You get a few looks when you are travelling and place a toy down in front of something to take a photo.
Yes, Joe has a twisted sense of humor and this is one of the many things we love about him.