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Amy is an ardent advocate for local public education.  “There is a large gap in funding for public schools – the tools needed for learning effectively are expensive and our young people deserve every opportunity in the classroom.  What is not provided by federal, state and local funding is what WiSH is supplementing.  What is more important to a community than our young people, more important to local businesses than their future employees?  Every single resident can find value in the WiSH Education Foundation, as the value of our homes is inextricably tied to the quality of the schools in our neighborhoods.”

Recent Posts

Day Two – Exploring Kathmandu (3/22/2019) - Driving in Kathmandu is like a game of chicken. Utter congestion (think every image in your brain of India) and throw in scooters, carts, cows, stray dogs everywhere, and pedestrians who cross whenever and wherever. I wish I could have taken pics of the worst of it but I had my eyes closed, gasping, for much of it. Our guide for the day said, 'We do have some traffic lights. Green means Just GO, yellow means Just GO and red means Just GO." It's terrifying. And that's in a car. Walking is a completely other hell. Apologies for rotated images...doing this on my phone has its challenges. We visited four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Two areas with Buddhist, Hindu and Catholic temples dating back to the 1500s, the 'Monkey Temple," and a crematoria. What you need to remember is that in 2015 there was a devastating earthquake, a 7.9 tremble Read more...
It’s HIMALAYAN time! (3/21/2019) - Josh Powers and I left Los Angeles on Tuesday and arrived, via China, in Kathmandu on Thursday, March 22. Loooong flight. Kathmandu is crowded...crazy drivers, many scooters, dilapidated buildings. I'm not sure what I was expecting but it wasn't this. There are 5 million people here! I have no idea how there aren't dead bodies all over the streets. Although, on the way to our hotel, our guide did point out the location where all the people burn their dead. With very limited weight limits for the prop plane to lukla, we are tasked with pairing down our gear to comply while getting more gear to deal with the extra snow (read: crampons needed). We're pretty pooped. Not a lot of sleeping and with days upside down, our first overnight here was less than a deep night sleep. Glad we came in a day early to acclimate. Our guide, Assis, Read more...
What’s next after Kili?? (11/28/2017) - Well it was quite the experience and finally, after two and a half months back, I'm coming off of my natural high. Being on top of Africa was quite the thrill. I went there with the express intent to be focused, present, appreciative and aware..and boy, was I. It was everything I'd hoped for and more. Tanzanians are amazing, beautiful people and I was so grateful to share time with them. My teammates were extraordinary and together we made it to the top of the fourth highest mountain in the world. I can hardly believe it! So what's next? Well, plenty. I have already begun training for three trips in 2018 in preparation for my next biggie, Nepal - in March of 2019. Another dream and plenty of checkmarks in the lifelist column! Here's the plan: I am doing a nordic hut to hut in the Methow Valley in Washington Read more...